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New Sector Funding Contracts: Information and Training Sessions

Thursday, 7 February 2019 - 2:30pm

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After a long negotiation, the State Government has introduced new standardised contracts for all new Service Agreements and Grants to the not-for-profit sector. These contracts will apply to all new not-for-profit funding and provide an easier-to-use template with standard terms and conditions across all departments and agencies.

The new con​trac​ts came into effect on 1 January 2019 and all contract negotiations begun after that time should use the new templates. Existing contracts remain unaffected, but Master Agreements will not apply to the new contracts.

The South Australian Council of Social Service and Volunteering SA&NT are running information and training sessions on the new contracts. All welcome, but registration is essential. 

There are five information sessions to choose from, each session covering the same areas: background, grant or procurement, contract structure, and detailed examination of all key clauses. The sessions will be held as follows:


Thursday 7 February, 2.30pm - 4.30pm


Community Room, Marjorie Black House
47 King William Street, Unley 
(Rear of building - enter from Young Street)

Register for this session here


Friday 8 February, 9.30am - 11.30am

Community Room, Marjorie Black House
47 King William Street, Unley 
(Rear of building - enter from Young Street)

Register for this session here


Friday 8 February 2.30pm - 4.30pm 

Community Room, Marjorie Black House
47 King William Street, Unley 
(Rear of building - enter from Young Street)

Register for this session here


Wednesday 13 February, 10am - midday

Webinar - log-in details to be provided on registration

Register for the webinar here


Wednesday 13 February 1pm - 3pm​

Sport SA
Military Road
West Beach SA 5024
(opposite Adelaide Shores Caravan Park)

Register for this session here


The new contract templates are available at: https://treasury.sa.gov.au/Our-services/not-for-profit-sector-funding-and-contracting

From auditing requirements to indexation, intellectual property to staff screening, terminations and unused funds – and everything in between, come and find out your rights and responsibilities under the new contracts.



SACOSS Energy, Water and Telco Conference 2019

Monday, 29 April 2019 - 7:00am

This conference will explore the new ‘consumer-centric’ transformation evolving in essential services across Australia. It will allow delegates to consider what this transformation will require of businesses, their customers and of governments.  It will support the essential services sector to better understand the needs, experiences and genuine priorities of customers, as well as explore how providers can work to integrate these views into their business practices.

The conference will also attempt to make transparent the different roles played by consumers, consumer representative organisations, consumer experts, and consumer panels and consultation forums.

Building on the success of SACOSS’ energy, water, telecommunications and transport conferences over the past seven years, the 2019 conference will again bring together a broad range of stakeholders including international, national and local experts, businesses leaders, consumers, consumer advocates, service providers, policy makers, government officials, community service organisations and regulators from across the energy, water and telecommunications space.

This Conference is one in a series of SACOSS Vulnerability and Affordability Conferences for the essential services sectors.

If you are a member of the public and would like to attend but are unable to afford the ticket price, we encourage you contact us on 08 8305 4224 or email sacoss(link sends e-mail)as we may be able to subsidise your place. If you require special assistance such as a hearing loop, visual assistance guide or AUSLAN interpreter in order to fully participate in the conference we will make every effort to provide for your needs. All areas of the venue are wheelchair accessible.