There has never been a more significant time for Australia’s philanthropic sector. Throughout the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 crisis, philanthropy has acted with urgency and purpose to complement the efforts of the Government in ensuring that Australia’s charitable sector is able to continue to deliver vital services, maintain employment and sustain communities.
As the pandemic hit, Philanthropy Australia released five immediate policy recommendations for the Australian Government’s consideration to support the sector during the crisis. Now, our attention needs to shift towards economic recovery. Philanthropy Australia believes there is a crucial opportunity for the Government to leverage the capacity and resources of the philanthropic sector to support charities as they begin the process of recovery.
This is an opportunity to make sure we have the incentives, frameworks and regulations to encourage more and better philanthropy, particularly in times of crisis. Join us in support of Philanthropy Australia’s Policy Priorities for a Post COVID-19 Australia, to grow giving and strengthen our charitable sector. Please take a look at our policy priorities below and share them with your network.
Download Philanthropy Australia’s Policy Priorities for a Post COVID-19 Australia document here.
We have developed the following comprehensive resources to further explain, and provide context for, these policy priorities.
Download the Philanthropy Australia summary of our Policy Priorities for a Post COVID-19 Australia here.
Philanthropy Australia’s COVID-19 policy platform has been released following our 2019 Federal Election policy platform. To understand more detail about the Top 10 Policy Priorities for A More Giving Australia, that we released on 14 April 2019, you can view and download Philanthropy Australia’s 2019 Federal Election Policy Platform and Philanthropy Australia’s 2019 Federal Election Summary Flyer here.
Access the Australian Communities Foundation National Funding Portal for philanthropic funders to connect with the funding opportunities available to tackle COVID-19.
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