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Funding models: a realistic road ahead

3 Oct 2012
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This article looks at funding arrangements with government agencies, that are constant and complex concerns for the community sector. 
Myles McGregor-Lowndes and Amanda McBratney show in this three page article how the Productivity Commmission has found some early answers that should not go on the backburner.
The Productivity Commission clearly established that all is not well with funding arrangements between governments and community service organisations (CSOs) and made some clear recommendations to address the problems.1 This significant issue has been overshadowed by the tussle about the structure and remit of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) which will bring new registration and reporting requirements to most CSOs.
The ACNC Implementation Taskforce is promising that reporting requirements, such as the Charity Passport, will reduce the overall reporting burden as the ACNC will act as a clearinghouse for government agencies’ information requirements, particularly in relation to funding-related paperwork.2 The federal Department of Finance and Deregulation and the Not-for-Profit Sector Reform Council have been consulting about new, streamlined standard conditions for small, low-risk grants, which can serve as a template for federal departments.

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2012
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