Social Sector Transformation Fund
Grants for small and medium-sized charities and not-for-profits working in health and social service to help them modernise their operations, so they can remain efficient, effective and viable.
Glossary of terms
Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCOs)
An independent, not-for-profit organisation that is incorporated as an Aboriginal organisation. An ACCO is controlled and operated by Aboriginal people.
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, the national regulator of charities for Australia.
ACNC Annual Information Statement (AIS)
A statement prepared by ACNC registered organisations on an annual basis. For the Open Grant, ACNC registered organisations will be required to provide their most recent complete AIS.
Australian Eastern Daylight Time. Ends 4 April 2021.
Australian Eastern Standard Time. Begins 4 April 2021.
The conditions a grant application will be judged and ranked to determine whether the application is successful or not.
A mandatory process the Department of Communities and Justice requires funded service providers to complete on an annual basis to ensure the obligations of their contracts are met as per their agreed terms.
Attachments to the Grant Guidelines that provide supplementary information,
Australian Business Number (ABN)
An Australian Business Number (ABN) is an 11-digit registration number used to identify businesses and organisations. The ABN is allocated by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and is usually included on all official documents. Applicants for the SSTF Open Grant require an ABN in order to receive grant payment.
Information that is used to clearly provide the expenditure details and financial management of the proposed project.
A term used in commissioning that relies on a collaborative approach to program design that balances the needs of the sector, clients and government.
Conflict of Interest (COI)
Any potential and/or perception of favour or influence where a person or organisation is in a position to gain benefit from actions or decisions made in their official capacity.
Cost benefit analysis
Required to be provided by application for the $200,000 open grant. The process used to measure the benefits of a decision or taking action minus the costs associated with taking that action.
Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR)
A deductible gift recipient is an entity or fund that can receive tax deductible gifts.
Grants are awarded and paid without an application process. Grants are decided using eligibility criteria and are paid to existing DCJ or NSW Health service providers.
A legal and secure online document execution software used by DCJ and other government agencies and private businesses.
The conditions organisations must meet in order to apply for a grant.
A funding deed is a legal agreement between DCJ and the grant recipient. The funding deed sets out the standard terms and conditions, grant amount, dates and a description of the grant.
An appointed group of DCJ and NSW Health representatives responsible for the recommendation of applications for approval. This includes the responsibility for reviewing the results of the assessment process and prioritisation of applications.
Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be deemed ineligible and will not be assessed.
Medium sized organisation
Organisations that have a total annual revenue of less than $5 million as reported in the 2019/20 financial statement.
A process of identifying and evaluating gaps between current and desired conditions.
The ACNC defines Not-For-Profits as: “Generally, a not-for-profit is an organisation that does not operate for the profit, personal gain or other benefit of particular people (for example, its members, the people who run it or their friends or relatives)”.
NSW Fair Trading
A division of the New South Wales State Government that is the regulatory authority over associations and cooperatives.
Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC)
An independent statutory body who administers the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.
A competitive grant process available for any organisation that can demonstrate they meet the eligibility criteria. A criteria is used to assess applications based on merit and priority.
Peak bodies are organisations that represent the needs of their member organisations. In the health and social services sector there are multiple peak bodies for different parts of the sector.
The main regulatory bodies are ACNC, ORIC and NSW Fair Trading for the purpose of SSTF eligibility. There are other public organisations or government agencies that have a regulatory function that may also be used to confirm the status of an organisation to determine SSTF eligibility.
Rural and remote
Defined as the non-metropolitan geographical areas covered by the following DCJ Districts:
A process where specific organisations are invited to submit an application for a grant. It is not open to any organisation to apply. A market analysis is used to determine which organisation will be selected to submit an application.
Small sized organisation
Organisations that has a total annual revenue of less than $1 million as reported in the 2019/20 financial statements.
An online grants management system which will be used for SSTF grant application process and administration. Organisations access SmartyGrants online.
Is responsible for governance and key strategic decisions of program or project. The SSTF Steering committee made up of NSW Government and peak body representatives.
An applicant that has been assessed as eligible, meets the assessment criteria and has been formally approved to receive a grant.
The degree to which the project or activity can be practically delivered and is able to realise the stated purpose of the project or activity.
Total annual revenue
The total of any income received by an organisation (eg sales, grants, interest and rent) before expenses.
Unspent funds or unexpended funds
The proportion of grant funding that is not expended by the end of the financial year.
An applicant that has been assessed as ineligible or does not meet the assessment criteria and has been formally advised as such.