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Funding declarations

The Community Services Act 2007 safeguards our investment in Queensland’s specialist homelessness services.

From 1 July 2014, the department may safeguard funding provided to non-government organisations, local governments and other entities.

The Community Services Act applies only to funding that’s listed in a funding declaration. 

Funding declarations

A declaration can apply the Community Services Act to a funding program or individual funding contracts.

In deciding whether to make a funding declaration, ministers may consider several factors, including the:

  • type of product or service being provided with the funding
  • importance of the product or service to meeting the needs of an individual, group or community
  • characteristics and vulnerability of users of the product or service
  • amount of funding being provided.

2016 funding declaration

On 3 November 2016, the Minister for Housing and Public Works signed the Department of Housing and Public Works Funding Declaration 2016 (PDF, 19KB).

The Community Services Act applies to funding under the Dignity First Fund initiative.

The 2014 funding declaration continues to apply to service types outlined in the Guidelines for specialist homelessness services.

2014 funding declaration

On 17 November 2014, the former Minister for Housing and Public Works, made the Department of Housing and Public Works Funding Declaration 2014 (PDF, 34KB).

This declaration applies the Community Services Act to all homelessness funding for service types outlined in the Guidelines for specialist homelessness services.

Service agreements with the department continue and don’t need to change as a result of the declaration.​



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