Office for the Not-for-Profit Sector
The Office for the Not-for-Profit Sector (the Office) was established in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in October 2010 to drive and coordinate the not-for-profit sector reform agenda. The Office provides secretariat support to the Not-for-Profit Sector Reform Council and an Interdepartmental Committee on Not-For-Profit Reform and is also responsible for some functions that were transferred from the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), including:
- volunteering policy
- some volunteering program funding (does not include funding for volunteer grants)
- implementation of the National Compact: working together.
The Office is located alongside the Social Inclusion Unit and is divided into two sections:
1. Not-for-Profit Reform and National Compact
This section is responsible for oversight of not-for-profit reform; convening an interdepartmental committee to progress not-for-profit reforms and coordinate the implementation of the National Compact across government; providing secretariat support to the Not-for-Profit Sector Reform Council and working groups; and coordinating efforts to reduce red tape.
2. Social Investment, Philanthropy and Volunteering
This section develops and implements policy that is integrated with the Not-For-Profit Sector Reform agenda and improves the environment for social investment, philanthropy and volunteering. This section is also responsible for administered grant funding under the Volunteer Management Program, as well as the implementation of projects under the National Volunteering Strategy.