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in the loop - March 2017

24 Mar 2017

All of us have a role in working alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to contribute to meaningful reconciliation. Launched in March our new “Innovate” Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is an increased commitment on our previous “Reflect&rdq..


in the loop - january 2017

23 Feb 2017

Welcome back to the first edition of In the Loop for 2017.

In this month’s edition, Our CEO, Andrew Cairns looks at the state of not-for-profit financing and gives his predictions of what not-for-profits can expect in 2017.

We also talk to Bruce Argyl..


in the loop - december 2016

15 Dec 2016

The work of community housing providers in building stronger communities and providing affordable housing is vital. Our 2016 Community Housing Impact Award has recognised Link Housing for the invaluable work they do in tenancy management and community building. Click here to..


in the loop - november 2016

23 Nov 2016

In the third edition of our Rental Affordability Index released this week, 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. The data has prompte..


in the loop - october 2016

27 Oct 2016

The median house price in Sydney is now over $1 million and rents are taking up between 50-85% of household incomes. These figures show that housing is unaffordable for many and something must be done to address the issue. But what? Our CEO Andrew Cairns provides his insight..


in the loop - september 2016

22 Sep 2016

On any given night in Australia, 1 in 200 people will be sleeping rough. It's a statistic that needs to be turned around. With many not-for-profits calling for more action on homelessness, we look around the world to see what other countries are doing to tackle this issu..


in the loop - august 2016

29 Aug 2016

From innovative employment programs to inclusive training in nutrition, the successful recipients of our 2016 Social Investment Grants program each have an inspiring story to tell. In total, seven not-for-profits from around Australia will share in $200,000 to reduce homeles..


in the loop - july 2016

21 Jul 2016

14 years ago, the Community 21 consortium of 20 not-for-profits joined with Bendigo Bank to create a banking service dedicated to the not-for-profit sector. That dedicated service was Community Sector Banking, and 14 years later, we continue to be Australia’s only bank..


in the loop - june 2016

23 Jun 2016

Low-income households are spending up to 85% of their income on rent. This alarming statistic was one of the findings from the second release of our Rental Affordability Index. It showed that the situation continues to be dire for many families around Australia.



in the loop - may 2016

26 May 2016

When Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down the Turnbull Government's first federal budget, the response from the not-for-profit sector was swift. In this month's edition of in the loop, we look at some of the responses from our shareholders.

Also in this mont..