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2021 Governance Health Check (NSW)

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Does your community organisation need a governance refresh in 2021? In 2021, Not-for-profit Law is offering eligible organisations a free Governance Health Check. 

What are the benefits? 

The Health Check is free and confidential and will help your organisation and board: 

  • stay on top of legal and governance obligations 
  • manage risk and embed good governance practices improve skills, knowledge and confidence to identify and deal with legal issues, and 
  • avoid penalties. 

 Is my organisation eligible? 

Your organisation may be eligible for a free Governance Health Check if

  • If your organisation currently receives funding from the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, then it may be eligible for a free Governance Health Check. 

What is governance? 

Governance is the framework for how your organisation operates. It is the rules and processes with which the people responsible for running the organisation can ensure transparent, accountable and sound management. 

 Governance includes your: 

  • constitution, or rules 
  • designated responsibilities (who does what) 
  • meetings processes (including board meetings and Annual General Meetings), and 
  • policies and procedures that guide the day-to-day operations of the organisation and its staff and volunteers. 

 What do I need? 

  • 20 minutes to complete the questionnaire 
  • A copy of your rules/constitution 
  • Knowledge of your organisation’s governance, including: 
    • your organisation's financials 
    • the operation of your organisation's board 
    • the personnel working at your organisation 
    • your organisation's policies and procedures
  • Details about your organisation (e.g. legal structure, ABN, details of charity status) 
  • Authority to register on behalf of your board 

How does my organisation sign up? 

For organisations that currently receive funding from the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, register your interest through the form below.  

PRIVACY STATEMENT: The personal and other information that Not-for-profit Law (a service of Justice Connect) collects in this form will be used to provide you with information about our 2021 Governance Health Check, send you a link to the Governance Health Check Questionnaire and to make an assessment about whether we are able to provide you with a service.  Not providing the information requested in this form may limit the information and assistance we can provide you.  Justice Connect’s Privacy Policy is available at The policy contains important information about how we collect, use, disclose and store your personal and other information. It also contains information about how you can access and request correction of information we hold about you, how you may complain about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles and how we will deal with any privacy complaint. 

Last Updated: 23 December 2020