Enterprise Learning Projects | The Tramulla Op Shop
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ELP is currently supporting the Tramulla Strong Women’s Group of Kalumburu to establish an op-shop social enterprise. Profits from the sale of donated clothing will be used to seed fund cultural enterprise activities in the community to preserve and re-connect people with traditional knowledge and cultural practices. It will also create hands-on learning opportunities for community members to develop business skills and create pathways for employment, and address the issue of access to affordable clothing in the community

A permanent space for the op shop has been identified, and the women have a goal of launching the permanent retail space in mid to late 2017. In the interim, the women are actively building skills and knowledge through a regular weekly pop-up op shop.

The Need

The Tramulla Op Shop project is currently seeking funding to support the fit out of a permanent retail space for the op shop, as well as training and development of community members to support sustainable long-term management of the enterprise. This includes:

  • Physical infrastructure such as shop supplies
  • IT equipment and access to the internet
  • Support to set up business management systems and to access retail/small business training.

The Outcome

By empowering the Tramulla Strong women to build the skills, knowledge and confidence to set up and manage a community enterprise, the op shop will act as catalyst for economic and social change in Kalumburu. It will:

  • Provide hands-on learning and pathways to employment
  • Create opportunities for engagement with youth through work experience
  • Create new employment opportunities within the community
  • Reduce marginalization of the Kalumburu community by addressing the issue of access to affordable clothes
  • Enable the women to pursue their aspirational goal of being able to create sustainable opportunities for the revival of traditional knowledge and culture.



The Numbers

  • $3K will fund a basic retail and office fit-out for the op shop.
  • $5K ($8K inclusive) will enable the op shop to secure much needed IT infrastructure and relevant training support.
  • $10K ($18K) will support the training and ongoing mentoring of a local community facilitator for 6 months to move towards the op shop becoming an independent and sustainable entity.
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