Grants & Funding

A once-in-a-lifetime leadership opportunity for NFP CEOs

Good leadership is crucial for NFPs to succeed.

That’s why four major Australian foundations have announced a collaboration to create a 10-month, national capacity-building and leadership program for CEOs in Australian not-for-profit (NFP) organisations.

The Social Impact Leadership Australia program (SILA) is an evidence-based program specifically developed to meet the needs of Australian CEOs and build the capacity of their organisations directly and indirectly.

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Victorian NFPs: Four COVID-19 supports for your staff that you might not know about

Government COVID-19 support for your staff

As Victorians bunker down for the strongest restrictions seen yet during the pandemic, it’s reassuring to see governments stepping up to support employees as much as they can.

With things moving so fast, here are four government supports that are now available for staff and volunteers at Victorian NFPs that you – or they – might not know are available to get through this tough period.

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Free webinar: JobKeeper for not-for-profits and charities

JobKeeper Payment

The Councils of Social Service (COSS) Network is partnering with Professor David Gilchrist (University of Western Australia) for a focused, free webinar on the applicability and accounting for JobKeeper payments. This webinar will cover the key elements and considerations for applying for JobKeeper Payments for staff at not-for-profits (NFPs) and charities.

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Is funding uncertainty affecting your organisation’s recruitment and retention? The Senate wants to know.

The Senate has invited community organisations to make submissions to a new inquiry into the “shambolic” Department of Social Services (DSS) grants process that left many not-for-profit organisations and community workers’ jobs in limbo late last year. $271 million was cut from the DSS budget over four years and the resulting grants process proved a […]

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Funding for new jobs for migrants and refugees

The federal government has announced $6.6 million in funding for community organisations and employment services providers to “create innovative, sustainable employment projects for underemployed migrant and refugee job seekers through the Migrant Communities Employment Fund (MCEF).” The fund, announced by Minister for Employment Brendan O’Connor and Minister for Multicultural Affairs Kate Lundy, is the result […]

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