Evolve Network worked with Unkya Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) to establish a social enterprise in eco-tourism.
What mattered to Unkya LALC: Establishing an enterprise that would promote Gumbaynggirr Culture and provide employment for local people. Moving from talking about it to doing it. Embedding the skills within the organisation to reduce ongoing need for support.
The Evolve process: Our first step was to garnish seed funding support for the project. A grant from ETC Limited was committed for the ‘market testing’ phase and the project commenced. Rather than sitting around planning and thinking the project was action based and as the skills of the guide Aunty Lisa Wilson grew as did the office and business processes that supported the enterprise.