Nous actively contributes to the work of not-for-profit and community organisations through our Community Partnership Scheme. Through this scheme, we deliver discounted and pro-bono consulting services to organisations that otherwise may not have access to such opportunities.
Over the last six years Nous has partnered with over 80 organisations through our Community Partnership Scheme. We have provided consulting services and advice to the value of approximately $4 million on more than 90 projects that aimed to deliver lasting positive change.
The Community Partnership Scheme operates through a partnership approach. Nous usually asks organisations to co-contribute between 25% and 75% of the total market value of projects that are funded through the scheme. This approach helps establish a long-term commitment to the project and ensure outcomes are sustained beyond the project timeline.
As part of the Community Partnership Scheme, Nous runs an application round each year to assist eligible organisations to deliver influential projects.
This year, we are seeking applications for consulting projects that build the capability of organisations to make evidence-based decisions to contribute to positive social, cultural, economic and/or environmental outcomes in Australia.
We will contribute up to $50,000 in consulting services to any one organisation for a consulting project in the 2018 Round. This is the Nous contribution and we ask successful applicants to co-contribute between 25% and 75% of the total value of the project. Applicants must co-contribute a minimum of $10,000 to the project.
In total, Nous will commit approximately $250,000 in consulting services to projects (excluding the co-contribution from applicants) in the 2018 Round. This is in addition to other work Nous supports through the Community Partnership Scheme.
Applications have now closed for the 2018 Round. Applications for the 2019 round will open in November 2019.
If you have any questions regarding the scheme, please email [email protected].