A strong and sustainable Community Services Sector is crucial for providing effective and inclusive human services. Queensland's Community Services Sector supports communities in building skills, finding solutions and promoting social justice. The Sector also plays a vital advocacy role to remedy disadvantage in our society.

Community services have consistently demonstrated enormous benefits to Queenslanders, including enhanced responsiveness, cost effectiveness, flexibility and innovation.

The sector covers a broad range of focus areas in order to support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities.

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The Stronger Communities Programme provides each of the 150 federal electorates with $150,000 to fund small capital projects that improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant viable communities. In consultation with their community, each Federal Member of Parliament must identify...
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Brisbane City Council supports community, social enterprise and not-for-profit organisations by providing access to free professional advice to assist with their growth and sustainability. It established the Inclusive Brisbane Professional Advice Alliance in 2013 to provide pro bono high-level...
The Ask Izzy Data Platform is a data tool that provides insights into the supply and demand of services across Australia such as housing, food, health and more. Designed as a one-stop data shop for the community and social services sector the platform aims to provide organisations with information...
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The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) has announced the next stage of the QCOSS Movement for change – a series of Changing Lives, Changing Communities events in 13 locations across Queensland. These events will build on the knowledge gained and actions developed on the second day of the...
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The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open process to apply for funding to support volunteers under the Volunteer Grants Activity. Volunteer Grants aim to support the efforts of Australia's volunteers. The grants provide small amounts of money that organisations and community...
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The Queensland Community Achievement Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout Queensland. Each of the category winners will receive a $2,500 award prize, courtesy of the Commonwealth Bank. Do...
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The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) has announced the next stage of the QCOSS Movement for change – a series of Changing Lives, Changing Communities events in 13 locations across Queensland. These events will build on the knowledge gained and actions developed on the second day of the...
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Brisbane City Council's grants programs provide funding to help local not-for-profit organisations to develop and improve facilities and services in Brisbane. The council is running a number of information sessions from 7-9 August 2018 to assist with developing your submission and to find out more...
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Organisations are just like the human body. They need a periodic check-up to stay healthy. The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) has launched a free, online self-assessment tool to help NFPs assess their governance and financial health. Participants will be asked a series of questions...
The 2018-19 State Budget provides indexation increases to be paid on ongoing operational State funding. The indexation rate will be applied to each service stream based on the proportion of State and Commonwealth funding and respective State and/or Commonwealth indices to calculate the weighted...

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Are you looking for support in Queensland, or trying to find a service that meets your needs? Now you can search oneplace , the service directory hosted by the Queensland Family and Child Commission. oneplace is an easily accessible directory of community services to help Queensland families to get...
Legal Aid have a series of captioned recordings about Legal Aid Queensland services on their YouTube channel . Videos for community, health and education workers can be found here and include their published community legal education webinars. Upcoming webinars can be found on the Information for...
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Author: 
Louise Mullins, Queensland Council of Social Service

The social service sector provides the community with services that meet a broad range of needs. The delivery of services aims to promote physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

Groups in the community that are marginalised or disadvantaged, including Aboriginal and...

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