Social Enterprises

Driving social change and creating sustainable and meaningful employment is important to us. We invest in social enterprises because we believe the community is enriched when social and economic inclusion underpins business with purpose.

WISE Employment runs two not-for-profit social enterprises in Melbourne, Bendigo, Sydney and Tasmania. They are Clean Force Property Services and ELS.

They employ a blended workforce where qualified tradespeople, apprentices and industry-experienced staff work alongside people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Together, these teams deliver quality services to corporate and government customers.

The WISE Social Enterprises earn more than $8 million per year through trade and receive Federal Government funding of approximately 6%.

We have no shareholders and any surplus funds are invested in workplace support for our employees, apprentice development, our services and the community.

Our social enterprises include:

Clean Force Property Services

Clean Force Property Services logo

Clean Force provides quality commercial cleaning services in Melbourne, Bendigo and Sydney for offices, apartment complexes, entertainment venues and vacated residences, as well as roads and grounds maintenance. Clean Force also provides services previously delivered by social enterprise Incito Maintenance, including general handyman services in the northern suburbs of Melbourne to clients including providers of social housing, public housing, aged care and private individuals.  

 

Have a look at: ‘Purpose over profit: how social enterprises are boosting employment’, via ABC Lateline (featuring Clean Force Property Services)

 

ELS

ELS logoEquity Labour Services (ELS) is a social enterprise in Tasmania delivering vegetation control, litter collection, cleaning services, large-scale mowing/slashing, landscaping and general maintenance. We train and find work for people who face barriers to gaining and retaining employment.

 

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