The Impact Initiative is a social enterprise sector development programme initiated by the Department of Internal Affairs and delivered in partnership with Ākina

The three year programme began in April 2018 and is being supported by the Community Enterprise Network (NZ) Trust (CENT) who represent three sector-led community enterprise networks; Community Energy Network, Environment Hubs Aotearoa and the Zero Waste Network.

Phew! We're almost there, stick with me....

Matthew is representing CENT in being seconded to Ākina to work on The Impact Initiative. His role is to lead the sector engagement work stream of the programme, and to facilitate a sector steering group which includes senior practitioners from the networks represented by CENT.

As part of this work, Matthew has been facilitating a series of 'Kitchen Table Talks' around the country, gathering insights on the challenges, scope and opportunity of social enterprise.