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Community Partnership Scheme

Supporting positive influence in our community

As part of our commitment to delivering positive influence and supporting community prosperity, we offer subsidised consulting services to not-for-profit and community organisations for projects that contribute to positive social, cultural, economic or environmental outcomes. Over the years, we have proudly partnered with more than 100 organisations and provided more than $6 million in subsidised consulting services through our Community Partnerships Scheme (CPS).

Partnering for sustainable success

To create shared investment in the success of the project and drive better, more sustainable outcomes, the scheme operates on a partnership approach whereby Nous and the client co-contribute towards the cost of the project. Suitable consulting projects draw on our expertise in strategic planning, service design, program evaluation, market assessment, workforce planning and partnership development to support the client to increase their impact. Applications are assessed on criteria including the project’s alignment to Nous’ purpose of delivering positive influence that significantly improves people’s lives.

Applying for the CPS

We run two grant rounds each year. Applications for the autumn 2024 round are now closed. The spring 2024 round will open in early September and the application form will be available here.

CPS eligibility criteria

Projects outside the scope include: direct delivery of fundraising events; capital equipment grants and motor vehicles; purchase of land or buildings; refurbishment, renovation and fit-out; core operating costs; activities which collect funds for redistribution; overseas appeals; expeditions or overseas travel; sponsorships, including sponsorships of conferences, events and festivals.

We assess all eligible applications based on the CPS criteria and projects are to be commenced within six months. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a video conference interview to further explore their needs and how we can offer value.

For general enquires, please email [email protected].