Submission to the Not-for-Profit Sector Development Blueprint Issues Paper

It is important that community services continue to have adequate secure funding streams to carry out their work. Community organisations need certainty in funding to provide critical support services, yet this has been an ongoing struggle for many in the Anglicare Australia Network and similar organisations across the country. Government contracting procedures, across state, territory and local governments have made funding streams complex and interacting with them time consuming. Further, we should not and cannot rely on private, philanthropic investment to provide the support that must be the domain of government.