Community Partnership Scheme – 2019 Round

Information for applicants

Nous actively contributes to the work of not-for-profit (NFP) 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.

Apply for the Nous Community Partnership Scheme 2019 Round

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 seek applications for consulting projects that help organisations better meet the needs of their customers in contributing to positive economic, social, environmental, and/or cultural outcomes in Australia.

How to apply

Applications for the 2019 round open on November 4 and close at 5pm November 24. This year, we are using an online survey to collect your application.

Nous will assess all conforming applications and produce a shortlist to be invited to a phone interview. The final successful applicants will be selected after these interviews. Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified of the outcome in January 2020.

Nous maintains the right to determine successful applicants at its discretion.


Eligibility criteria

There are three eligibility criteria for the 2019 Round:

1. Type of organisation

To be eligible for the 2019 Round, an organisation must be a non-government, not-for-profit or community-based organisation.

2. Alignment with focus area

The Community Partnership Scheme will not directly support projects that fall outside the scope of Nous’ service lines of work, including (but not limited to):

  • direct delivery of fundraising events or campaigns (support in the development of these is eligible)
  • capital equipment grants and motor vehicles
  • purchase of land or buildings
  • refurbishment, renovation and fit-out
  • core operating costs
  • activities which collect funds for redistribution
  • overseas appeals
  • expeditions or overseas travel
  • sponsorships, including sponsorships of conferences, events and festivals.

3. Ability to co-contribute

Nous requires that organisations co-contribute between 25% and 75% of the total market value of projects that are funded through the Community Partnership Scheme. For example, if the total market value of a Community Partnership Scheme project is $60,000 then the client is expected to contribute at least $15,000 (25%) towards the cost of the project. This co-contribution cannot be an in-kind contribution and must be a financial commitment.

This partnership approach helps establish a long-term commitment to the project and ensure outcomes are sustained beyond the project timeline.

Timeframes for projects

Projects will start between January and April 2020, depending on required timeframes for the organisations and Nous availability. Projects must be completed by the end of the 2020 calendar year.

Contact information

For any queries relating to the 2019 round of the Nous Community Partnership Scheme, please email [email protected].