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Current partnership opportunities

View updates on the Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage initiative.

Updates on the current round of partnerships

Consortia led by Berry Street Victoria and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) and Melbourne City Mission have been selected to progress to the Joint Development Phase (JDP).

The Request for Proposals closed on 10 September 2018 for programs that improve education and engagement outcomes for:

  • vulnerable children aged 5-14 (or school years 1-10); and
  • disengaged youth aged 15-24 (youth who have left school early and are not engaged in training or in the labour force, and who are located within a geographic area associated with social and economic disadvantage).

The Request for Proposals phase was overseen by probity advisors O’Connor Marsden & Associates Pty Ltd.

A link to the RFP is provided below:

Two identical workshops were held on 31 July 2018 and 2 August 2018 to assist organisations responding to the core elements of the RFP, including the basic elements of financial modelling.

Market sounding was undertaken with interested organisations between 29 June 2018 and 13 July 2018.

In this period, two identical information sessions were held, which involved a general presentation on the Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage (PADs) initiative, followed by a presentation on Data and Evidence.

Resources from the sessions are provided below:

The policy areas were detailed further in the Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage Statement of Intent, released on 29 June 2018.

If you would like to join our mailing list and receive further updates relating to the PADs initiative, please email pads@dtf.vic.gov.au.

Reviewed 24/10/2018
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