Have your say on ways to help strengthen the community sector

The Australian Government is committed to developing a stronger, more diverse and independent community sector.

Public consultation is now open on an issues paper. Your feedback will inform a package of recommendations the department is developing on innovative approaches to grant funding for the community sector.

The issues paper has 5 focus areas for discussion:

  1. Giving the sector the voice and respect it deserves through a meaningful working partnership.
  2. Providing grants that reflect the real cost of delivering quality services.
  3. Providing longer grant agreement terms.
  4. Ensuring grant funding flows to a greater diversity of Community Service Organisations.
  5. Partnering with trusted community organisations with strong local links.

To share your views and help support long-term change for the sector that provides support to individuals, families and communities when they need it most, visit the DSS Engage website.

Submissions close on 7 November 2023.

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