The key purposes of the network are to contribute to a thriving social entrepreneurship community in Far North Queensland, in particular, and in the Tropics in general by:
SENT believes that there are a range of issues and challenges that exist across the Tropics, including FNQ, and that social enterprises and social entrepreneurship can promote positive change in these areas. We further believe that social and ecological value can be created, enhanced and sustained by using a market orientation while maintaining a clear focus on the primary social, cultural and ecological goals of social enterprises.


This is a flexible network and includes all those interested in furthering social entrepreneurship in the Tropics. Membership of the network is very diverse, including social entrepreneurs, businesses, community organisations, government and all other stakeholders and champions of social entrepreneurship within the Tropics. In 2023, we have around 140 subscriber members. The work of the network is supported by the Cairns Institute, James Cook University.


SENT Membership is free and will give you access to SENT events, resouces and the newletter. We welcome everyone interested in social enterprise in FNQ including entrepreneurs, government, academics and community members.