The proceeds from our social enterprises provide us with an income stream to enrich our programs. They go towards our Public Schools Arts Festival, and our arts and culture programs. As we don’t receive recurrent government funding, the creation of social enterprises is one way we’re strengthening our financial self-sufficiency and sustainability, while at the same time having a positive impact in communities here and overseas.
The Fair Trade Emporium
The Fair Trade Emporium is an ARCCO initiative, partnering with the NSW Fair Trade Association, the Trading Circle and the Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine. The emporium provides opportunities for guest traders to showcase their products, and is run by traders who volunteer their time in the shop – a truly co-operative model.
Wed to Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday : 9am-3pm
Located in the Old Stone Shed, on the Addison Road side of the car park.
The tollgate project supports people who’ve experienced long-term unemployment through training and providing fair work. The tollgate officers collect a $3 vehicle entry fee from visitors on Sundays, and the proceeds are directed towards restoring the car park, addressing long-term compacting issues, and ensuring safety and security for users of the centre by implementing traffic management procedures.