Renew Australia

Founded by Marcus Westbury, Renew Australia is a national social enterprise designed to unlock under-utilised spaces for creative enterprise to be visible in community revitalisation.

The Challenge & How We Tackle It

Renew Australia had sought to scale the Founder, Marcus Westbury’s success of Renew Newcastle nationally through replicating projects across Australia and providing training forums. However this social enterprise model was lacking viability. Creative Economy was engaged to undertake a strategic review, facilitate strategic workshops with the board and staff and provide business model options to increase immediate and long term sustainability of the enterprise.

The Result

After a short, deliberate period of contraction, Renew Australia has rebuilt a viable social enterprise model. It has enabled 150+ budding creative enterprises access to free space secured by Renew Australia’s partnerships with public sector and private property holders, and local state governments. 

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