The South Australian Government has approved a DPC Circular 044 - South Australian Funding Policy for the Not-for-Profit Sector (DPC Circular). This policy aims to support and strengthen collaborative partnerships between government and the not-for-profit (NFP) sector. It provides a consistent approach to all aspects of SA Government funding, sets clear requirements for public authorities, reduces the administrative burden on NFPs and maintains their independence.

The DPC Circular is based on best practice principles for government and NFP funding relationships including:

  • Robust planning and design
  • Collaboration and partnership
  • Proportionality
  • An outcomes orientation
  • Achieving value with relevant money
  • Governance and accountability
  • Probity and transparency
  • Community development principles

The State Procurement Board policies incorporate the NFP principles.

A standard NFP funded services agreement has been developed to simplify and standardise the contracting process for NFP funded services, where up-front payment to NFP organisations is required.

Since 1 July 2017, mandatory indexation applies to all multi-year funding agreements between South Australian Government agencies and NFP organisations, with some exceptions. Further information is available on the Department of Treasury and Finance website.