The NSW Government announced the $50 million Social Sector Transformation Fund (SSFT) in November 2020. The Fund is part of a number of economic stimulus measures announced in the 2020 State Budget.
The Fund provides grants to small and medium-sized charities and not-for-profits working in health and social service sectors to help modernise their operations.
The Open Grants are now open and eligible organisations across the sectors can apply for grants of $20,000, $50,000 or $200,000 through a competitive process.
Eligibility – you must meet these requirements:
- Not-for-profit organisation as defined by ACNC, NSW Fair Trading, Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) or equivalent regulatory bodies.
- Small or medium sized organisation with a total revenue under $5 million (2019/20).
- An organisation that deliver services to people in NSW in the health and human services sectors.
There are 10 grant categories to apply for:
- Personal technology and equipment for a flexible workforce
- Organisational infrastructure for a flexible workforce
- Technology training and support for a flexible workforce
- Organisational business improvement
- Technology training and support for clients
- Service delivery or models of care improvement
- Data and information (cyber) security
- Client relationship or information management system
- Organisational capacity building
- Online engagement
Funding amounts available:
- Up to 500 grants of $20,000
- Up to 300 grants of $50,000, and
- 3 grants of $200,000.
The overall objective of the SSTF is to modernise the operations of small to medium not for profits so they can remain efficient, effective and viable. SSTF objectives are to:
- Improve the capability of the not for profit’s staff and organisational processes
- Improve efficiencies and effectiveness in service delivery
- Improve business strategies.
The grants close on Monday 26 April 2021 at 5.00pm AEST