ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

ACT Sector Profile

As the peak representative body for not-for-profit community organisations in the ACT, ACTCOSS aims to improve knowledge of the community sector’s organisational, workforce and financial characteristics, and community service experiences of the policy and operational environment. ACTCOSS also aims to raise awareness of issues and challenges affecting community service quality and capacity and to highlight the contributions the sector makes to the ACT community and our economy.

ACT State of the Community Service Sector 2016

ACTCOSS commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at the University of New South Wales to produce the 2016 ACT State of the Community Service Sector Report. This report addresses the need to better understand the state of the sector that was identified in the ACT Community Services Industry Strategy 2016-2026. A survey was sent out to 401 community service organisations operating in the ACT who were identified with support from project partners Volunteering and Contact ACT. The survey ran from  24 August to 13 September 2016 and was completed by 166 organisations. The report, released in December 2016, provides for the first time a comprehensive picture of community services in the ACT, their strengths and challenges. The report adds significantly to the evidence base that can guide implementation of the ACT Community Services Industry Strategy 2016-2026.

For more information contact Geoff Buchanan at ACTCOSS on 02 6202 7222 or [email protected]

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