The NSW Community Sector Charter was developed by the Forum of Non
Government Agencies (FONGA)* and NCOSS to raise awareness of the community sector's
vital and invaluable contribution to society.
The NSW community sector is a vital and vibrant part of NSW that
provides services and support to those who need it most as well as
building a strong civil society. These are crucial elements for a fair
and prosperous state. While a significant part of the work of the sector
is funded by and carried out in partnership with Governments our role
is far broader and encompasses research, advocacy and the development of
innovative solutions and practice.
The Charter has been prepared to define and communicate to other sectors
of society (governments, business and the broader community) what the
community sector is, and to raise awareness of its vital role and
invaluable contribution to society.
The Charter promotes a unified community sector by presenting a shared
identity, vision and values. It is intended to empower community
organisations across NSW by providing a vehicle for asserting a strong
collective voice, and in doing so, increase our influence towards
achieving our vision of a fair and just society for all.
*The Forum of Non-Government
Agencies (FONGA) is convened by NCOSS and meets six times per year.
Around 90 peak and regional state level human service non-government
organisations are current members of FONGA.
Endorse the Charter
FONGA endorsed the Charter on 7 October 2011 and the logos of endorsing FONGA members have been included in the Charter document. NCOSS is now in the process of seeking endorsement for the Charter by community sector organisations more broadly.
If your organisation endorses the shared vision and values expressed in the Charter, please let us know and we will add it to a list of endorsing organisations on this website.
To endorse the Charter, please email Wendy Hall, NCOSS Policy Coordination Officer,
, ph: 9211 2599, ext 118.
Download: Organisations which endorse the Charter (updated 21 May 2013)
To download the latest version of the Charter - click here