Results Based Accountability – Workshop Resources

First slide of RBA presentation

Here is the presentation as delivered on 10 December 2014 at Community Link.

On the day online resources were mentioned, these are available at They are being updated – we’ll share the revised info through the DCOSS meeting list when it’s available.

Have you made use of RBA? And are you willing to share your experience – if so get in touch – DCOSS email.

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Message from Ministry of Social Development to their clients

“Following the tragic events in Ashburton on Monday 1 September, we’re putting further security

measures in place to reinforce that our staff and clients can feel safe at our offices.

If you’re visiting one of our offices, you may be asked to show identification and need to have a

specific reason for going in. We encourage you to ring the Contact Centre on 0800 559 009. The

Contact Centre will be able to help you with many situations over the phone and will make an

appointment for you if you do need to come in.”

CRM Forum for the Children’s Action Plan

ResizedImage200150-cap-whanau2On Thursday the 24th of July, the Children’s Action Plan alongside, Council of Social Services Dunedin, the Ministry of Social Development and Presbyterian Support Otago, are holding a forum to update the wider community on the Children’s Action Plan.

The Children’s Action Plan works alongside the White Paper, providing a framework to show New Zealand what is being done to protect our children and when. Especially our vulnerable children who are at risk. The plan continues to change, evolving  in response to the needs described by the people of New Zealand.

Murray Williams, the Children’s Action Plan Implementation Team Leader, will share the progress of the action plan as well as it’s Children’s Teams especially in regards to strengthening families.

This will be held at Presbyterian Support Otago, Moray Place from 2pm till 3:30pm.
You can add this to your calendar by clicking here.

Attention NGO (Not For Profit) providers who contract with Government

Here’s the contents of an email we recently sent out – this is a significant change coming,  please pass the news on to anyone you think will be affected.

Subject: Workshop to learn more about upcoming government contracting changes

Tēnā koutou

Changes are coming in the way government agencies that contract with NGOs will contract in the future.  In March 2013 cabinet gave approval for the NGO streamlined government contracting project to be rolled out across all government agencies.

The following government agencies have already signalled their intent to roll out the new contract templates between 1 July 2014 to 1 July 2016:

  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • Te Puni Kōkiri
  • Department of Corrections

It’s also hoped that District Health Boards will also use the contracting framework, but MBIE is testing that with DHBs over the coming months.

A series of workshops are being offered around the country to support you to understand the changes coming and let you begin to prepare yourself for the upcoming changes.  A session will be held in Dunedin, hosted by Council of Social Services Dunedin as follows:

Venue: Waipori Room, Community Link, WINZ Building
Address: cnr Castle & St Andrew Sts, Dunedin
Time: 9.30-1.00pm, Tuesday 25 March 2014

[calendar link]

These seminars are being held in different locations around the country, if you would like to see alternative venues please go to:

Registration is open to all NGO providers currently contracting with one of the above government agencies.  If you wish to be informed about the changes and learn from each other about what this means for the sector then please register at:

Registration is essential as numbers will be limited based on venue capacity.  We are limited in the number of workshops we can hold and we are keen for as many different organisations as possible to attend, therefore numbers for each provider are limited to one place each.

RSVP needed by 19 March 2014.

If you want to learn more about the project and changes then the following link will take you to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) website and all relevant documents:

The training and education section has a series of videos that provide you with more background information:

We look forward to seeing as many NGO providers as possible at the upcoming workshop.

Ngā mihi

Jane Clutha
Facilitator for Council of Social Services Dunedin

MSD Capability Investment Resource funding available

MSD logoMSD funded organisations have until 28th February to apply for the third round of CIR funding.

This is a flexible resource aimed at helping organisations develop their capability and capacity. This can be through implementing new systems, new partnerships or strategic changes. There is still money available for the review and planning phases too.

If you are MSD funded and haven’t applied yet, its a good idea to check out how this funding can help your organisation get it self ready for coming changes. Full details are on the MSD website.