Reports Released

(Just click on the link to go directly to the report)

Rental Affordability Snapshot, Anglicare  – April 2016
Hot Property: negative gearing and capital gains tax reform, Grattan Institute – April 25, 2016
Rethinking design’s contribution to assisted living environments, Monash University – Art, Design & Architecture
Locked Out – Deep & persistent disadvantage in Sydney, Anglicare – 2014
Sydney and Melbourne’s Housing Affordability Crisis – Report Two: No End in Sight, The Australian Population Research Institute, Research Report, March 2016
Roads to riches: better transport spending – Grattan Institute

Expert Advice Exchange

NSW Office of Social Impact Investment

Applications for the Expert Advice Exchange are open until 20 May
After strong demand for the Expert Advice Exchange (EAX) in its first year, the NSW Office of Social Impact Investment is pleased to open a new round of applications for 2016.
The EAX is a platform to connect social sector organisations with pro bono advice and support from leading law firms, professional services firms and financial institutions.
The EAX aims to build capacity in eligible not-for-profits and social enterprises by helping them develop a good understanding of relevant legal, financial and management issues so they are better equipped to participate in new approaches, like outcomes-based contracts and social impact investment.
Under the EAX, an applicant could seek to build capacity in, for example, setting up governance arrangements, or preparing for and participating in new business opportunities.
Do you require assistance to prepare for new ways of funding social services?
Are you eligible for advice through the EAX?
APPLY NOW!
For more details, please visit the Social Impact Investment Knowledge Hub or contact the Office via email. Applications close on 20 May.
The EAX is an initiative of the NSW Office of Social Impact Investment.
Office of Social Impact Investment  

Urgent call for submissions

affordable housing working group

The Affordable Housing Working Group (‘the Working Group’) has been established by the Australian Government under the Council on Federal Financial Relations (CFFR). Its objectives are to:
• identify potential financing and structural reform models that increase the provision of affordable housing (social housing and housing in the private rental market) for those on low incomes;
• provide assessments of potentially viable proposals put forward by stakeholders; and
• outline the best method to progress further any models that are identified as potentially viable.The Working Group is seeking submissions from interested parties on innovative ways to improve the availability of affordable housing. While the Working Group remains open to receiving feedback on affordable housing more broadly, it is particularly seeking submissions focusing on the areas highlighted by this paper.

For those interested in making a combined church submission, please contact us here at Churches Housing as soon as possible.
Due – March 11, 2016

Studies and Reports Released

Future Directions for social housing in NSW

Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW
NSW social housing system was created after the Second World War for working families with low incomes. In the 1950s, 73% of people using social housing were couples with children. Today the social housing system supports a very different demographic. It is a safety net for the most vulnerable in the community – including the elderly, people with a disability or severe and chronic mental health illness, carers with long term caring responsibilities and those experiencing drug and alcohol misuse and domestic and family violence. Social housing is a vital service underpinning the social good of NSW. This ten year strategy encompassing the NSW Government’s reforms is about more than properties. Click here to see the full report.
housing everyone shelterNSW
Housing everyone: proposals for the 2016 state budget and beyond
Things should be better.
This brochure highlights important measures we at Shelter NSW would like to see in the State Budget for 2016-17. It also includes some non fiscal proposals. They are our 10 proposals to promote housing wellbeing across the range.
Click here to see the full proposal.
MA homlessness Policy 2015
MA’s Homelessness Policy 2015
Mission Australia has a plan to halve homelessness by 2025. Mission Australia knows what works to prevent and stop homelessness and is delivering results. This policy sets out the key approaches and priority areas for action that Mission Australia believes should be used to reduce homelessness and strengthen communities across Australia.
Click here to see the policy in full.

Expert Advice Exchange

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Applications for Expert Advice Exchange are open until 

20 September 2015

After an overwhelming response to the first round of the Expert Advice Exchange (EAX), the Office of Social Impact Investment is excited to open a second round of applications.

The EAX is a platform to connect social sector organisations with pro bono support and advice from leading law firms, professional services firms and financial institutions.

The EAX aims to build capacity in eligible not-for-profits and social enterprises by providing them with sufficient understanding of relevant legal, financial and management issues to better equip them to participate in new approaches, like outcomes-based contracts and social impact investment.

Under the EAX, an applicant could seek to build capacity in, for example, setting up governance arrangements, or preparing for and participating in new business opportunities.

Do you require assistance to prepare for new ways of funding social services? 

Are you eligible for advice through the EAX? 

APPLY NOW!

The second round call for applications to the EAX opens on 31 August and closes on
20 September.  For more details and to apply online visit:

Social Impact Investment Knowledge Hub.

The EAX is an initiative of the NSW Office of Social Impact Investment.

“Open Expression of Interest” – Release

Open Expression of Interest (FACS.15.34) was released to the market via the NSW Government’s eTendering website on 24 July 2015, seeking expressions of interest from organisations or consortia interested in establishing a new and independent-from-Government structure for The Collective NSW. https://www.communitybuilders.nsw.gov.au/building-community/the-collective-nsw

Expressions of Interest close 2pm, Tuesday 18 August 2015.

Questions about the EOI should be directed to TheCollectiveNSWtender@facs.nsw.gov.au.

thecollective

About The Collective NSW

  • Protecting the most vulnerable
  • Break the cycle of disadvantage

Instead of government, the community leads the way to help solve problems for some of the community’s most vulnerable

What is It About?
The Collective NSW is a model which aims to protect the most vulnerable in our society and break the cycle of disadvantage through cross sector and community collaboration.

It reduces government’s prescriptive role clearing the path for the local community to lead the way, supported by the corporate sector, government and the community. See our story.

Who Is Involved?
Communities and individuals, big and small business, all levels of government. Non-Government Organisations and academics.

The Collective is about everyone joining forces to create social impact.

Why?
Working together is much more effective than working alone. The Collective brings everyone together to support projects and ideas. It is about pooling time, talent and resources to bring about positive change. It is about floating new ideas and encouraging new ways of thinking to tackle age old problems associated with disadvantage.

Communities are closest to the issues affecting them, so they are usually best placed to offer a solution. Under the Collective NSW model government lets the community direct the path allowing for a joint response from the community, government and business, big and small.

Our Online Community
The Collective is on social media where like-minded people wanting to disrupt inequality can gather, connect and work together to create outcomes to improve life for our most disadvantaged.

Dropping off the Edge

Dropping off the Edge

A report compiled by Jesuit Social Services and Catholic social Services Australia, Dropping off the Edge 2015 shows clearly that complex and entrenched disadvantage is experienced by a small but persistent number of locations in each state and territory across Australia.
Please access the full report here.

A Fresh Lens on Housing Unaffordability – The Problem and its Causes

A Fresh Lens on Housing Unaffordability –
The Problem and its Causes

This paper was presented at the Urban Conversations event 10 June 2015 hosted by the Australian Graduate School of Urbanism at UNSW Built Environment, Cox Richardson Architects and Planners and the NSW Architects Registration Board
Prof Bill Randolph, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Built Environment
Read the paper here.

 

NCOSS Cost of Living Report

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June 2015

NCOSS’ latest cost of living report states that “in New South Wales, 181,000, or 13.8% of children under the age of 15 are experiencing poverty – a rate higher than any other mainland state. Almost 1 in 7 children are living in households below the poverty line.
This report provides a sketch of how NSW families on low to middle incomes (less than $75,000) with dependent children experience cost of living pressures.”
Please access the full report here.