Throughout their lives all Queenslanders will use services from, work or volunteer for, or have some other involvement with a non-government organisation (NGO). These organisations include sports clubs, childcare organisations, neighbourhood programs, crisis support, disability-related organisations and many more.
Many non-government community and disability organisations are funded by the Queensland Government to provide specific services to the public and can play vital roles in ensuring the well-being of Queenslanders.
The Strengthening Non-Government Organisations strategy was launched by the Minister for Communities, Disability Services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Seniors and Youth in August 2005.
Overall, the strategy is designed to:
- clarify the governments expectations of funded non-government service providers
- improve the governments systems for administering funding and other resources for community and disability services
- ensure non-government service providers have organisational tools and resources to help them operate effectively
- encourage sharing and collaboration between non-government service providers and stakeholders in the community and disability sectors.
Both Disability Services Queensland and the Department of Communities have responsibility for delivering specific initiatives within the strategy.
Find out about the key initiatives being undertaken by the Department of Communities to strengthen non-government organisations.
Find out about the key initiatives being undertaken by the Strengthening Indigenous Non-Government Organisations strategy to support non-government organisations who provide services to Indigenous communities.