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Links & Resources

Department of Finance

The Funding and Contracting Services Unit (FaCS) has been established to provide guidance and support to both the public and not-for-profit sectors on the implementation of the DCSP Policy and the associated funding and contracting reforms. For more information about FACS visit their website.

The Fostering Partnership Program provides funding for collaborative initiatives between the not-for-profit (NFP) community sector and government agencies for more information click here

For all advertised tenders check out Tenders WA.

The state government has entered into contracts for commonly used items and all public benevolent institutions are eligible to buy off these. To apply for access visit the Department of Finance's website. For a full list of contracts visit Contracts WA.

FaCS has developed a number of contracting and tendering templates to help standarise the way in which government departments tender their community services agreements.  Click here for a  complete listing of the templates.

Department of Local Government

The Department of Local Government has developed an online grants directory to help communities and local governments in regional and metropolitan Western Australia in locating sources of financial assistance for their projects and initiatives

Australian Government - Productivity Commission

Conducted a study to look at ways to improve the measurement of the sector's contributions and remove obstacles to maximising its contributions to society. The final research report was released on 11 February 2010 - Contribution of the Not-for-Profit Sector Report.

Community Funding Centre

The Community Funding Centre provides free help sheets, services, newsletters, books and training to help community groups improve their fundraising abilities and become healthier and more viable.

Employer Assist

WACOSS members are eligible for discounts from Indigo Field who provide human resource and industrial relation support for the not-for-profit sector, for more  information on the program click here.


Partnership Forum

The Partnership Forum brings together leaders from State Government agencies and the community sector to address issues of mutual concern with a view to improving outcomes for all Western Australians. For more information visit the Partnership Forum's website.


Costing tools

Queensland Council of Social Service Costing Tool

National Disability Service Costing Tool