Supporting the Community Sector
One of the key services provided by community based reuse and recycling organisations is quality jobs and training opportunities. However, labour activation schemes are becoming increasingly restrictive or inaccessible.
Greater flexibility of these schemes would unlock some of the significant potential for growth of this sector. Better recognition and coordination of social enterprise is also required at a national level, supported by a cohesive policy. This should ensure that social enterprise is afforded at least the same business supports as those provided to mainstream micro, small and medium enterprise sector.