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Transitioning to the NDIS

20 Feb 2017

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is Australia’s largest social reform undertaken since Medicare. Not only does it represent a massive shift in the way people living with disability receive supports, it’s a seismic shift in the w..


The future of not-for-profit financing

17 Feb 2017

2017 promises increasing challenges and opportunity for the not-for-profit sector. Australia’s continued population growth is giving rise to greater demand for community services in the context of the government’s relatively static capacity to invest in services,..


Not-for-profits in QLD: a snapshot

10 Feb 2017

With more than 7,600 registered charities in Queensland, the sector plays an important role in strengthening communities. Here's a brief snapshot of their footprint.








What to expect in 2017

09 Feb 2017

Welcome back to In the Loop for 2017.

This year promises to be a full one, not just for Community Sector Banking, but for the not-for-profit sector as well.

We’re seeing the NDIS will continue to roll out at sites around Australia, renewed conversatio..


New director joins our Board

06 Feb 2017

Following the resignation of long-serving board member, Lauren Bean, the Community Sector Enterprise Board has appointed Community 21 Director Peter McNamara to replace her.

Peter brings a strong governance background with qualifications from Harvard Business School..


Make your presents felt this Christmas

15 Dec 2016

This Christmas period, Australians are projected to spend a record $48 billion. But what if that money was channelled into gifts that had a social purpose? More and more people are looking to make a more positive impact with their gift giving this year, and the good news is ..


From the CEO

14 Dec 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, I want to thank you for your continued support throughout the year and to wish you a safe and happy holidays.

Since coming to the role of CEO in March this year, I’ve continued to be inspired by the work of our not-for-profit customer..


2016 Christmas card artwork

05 Dec 2016

This year, the artworks for our Christmas card come from Danny and Esmerelda - both clients of Meals @ the Bridge.

Based in Melbourne, Meals @ the Bridge supports people experiencing homelessness. Their Eagle's Corner project received one of our Social Investmen..


State and federal treasurers unanimous on housing affordability options

05 Dec 2016

State and federal treasurers have unanimously supported recommendations from the Affordable Housing Working Group to address rental affordability for 1.3 million low income rental households.

The Working Group’s report outlined new rental financing models and ..


Australia's rental affordability crisis pushing people into homelessness

23 Nov 2016

In the third edition of Australia's first ever Rental Affordability Index released today, Sydney continues to be Australia's least affordable city for rental accommodation, but of all cities, Melbourne has seen the greatest decline in affordability since 2013.