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View updates on the Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage initiative.

The 2021-22 Victorian Budget announced funding for a fifth Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage (PAD) initiative. The focus of this new PAD is on people who have had interactions with the justice system and are at risk of, or are experiencing, homelessness.

Government is seeking feedback on this new PAD through the following Statement of Intent:

A Summary Guide to the Statement of Intent is provided to distil where key information can be found in the Statement of Intent document:

The Statement of Intent will be open for feedback until Monday 22 November 2021.

The Statement of Intent:

  • seeks to gauge market interest in the new PAD
  • seeks views from the sector on barriers to participation and issues of uncertainty or ambiguity, which will assist in informing the Request for Proposal documentation
  • provides guidance to potential respondents on how to prepare an application once the Request for Proposal is released.

Participation in the market sounding process is completely voluntary and will not inform the evaluation of proposals. Further, no payment will be provided or able to be included in any future bid cost reimbursement from the State.

Information sessions: PADs market sounding

The Victorian Government hosted two information sessions recently to take interested parties through the Statement of Intent and receive sector feedback.

See below for recordings of these information sessions. Both sessions cover the same material.

You can also view the presentation slides from the information sessions:

Frequently asked questions and answers will also be prepared and placed on the website soon.

If you would like to join our mailing list and receive further updates relating to the PADs initiative, please email

Reflections on the PADs experience

Four innovative and evidence-based programs are currently being implemented in Victoria. Watch this short video below to gain an insight into provider reflections on the PADs experience.

This video includes representatives from Journey to Social Inclusion, COMPASS, Living Learning and Side by Side Social Impact Bonds and Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage. Representatives participated voluntarily and were not paid.

Reviewed 17/11/2021
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