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Guide to Funding Reform

Contents of the pack

1. Introduction 

  • What is the funding reform?
  •  Where did it come from
  • State budget Funding Increase

2. The Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy

  • The Nature of the Relationship
  • Funding and Contracting Options
  • Reducing administrative burden

3. Support for community service organistions

4. Further information

  • Partnership Forum Strategic Directions 2012 (1.3)
  • Overview of the DCSP Policy changes (1.5)
  • Funding and Contracting Tender Process (1.5.1)

Surviving and Thriving under the DCSP Policy workshop

Surviving and Thriving Under the DCSP Policy workshop presentation

Surviving and Thriving under the DCSP Policy for Boards and CEOs

Boards and CEOs Breakfast  presentation

Workshop handouts

  •  This activity sheet looks at the flow from inputs to impacts when using logic model to define outcomes for a service or program. The activity lets you practice making the distinction between inputs, outputs and outcomes. Input to Impact - Activity sheet



  • The Intergrated Organisational Model can be applied to describe, analyse and diagnose an organisation.The model emphasises the interrelationships of the different elements of an organisation Integrated organisational model


Other Relevant Fact Sheets

  • What does it all mean for me? This fact sheet will give you an overview on how the procurement reform may impact your organisation and what you need to be aware of   Factsheet 1.8


  • The Procurement Process flowchart provides a brief overview of the old and new funding process.


  • To help with standarising the process all government departments are using the same thresholds when structuring their funding arrangements.  The Community Services Procurement Flowchart outlines these amounts.


Department of Treasury

Western Australia agreed at the Council of Australian Governments in 2009 to implement a National Standard Chart of Accounts in new funding agreements from 1 July 2011.

Standard Chart of Accounts