In collaboration with local coordinators, the Good Governance program matches trained volunteers skilled in governance to small community organisations, helping to build stronger and healthier communities.
Research by the Centre for Participation and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) shows that less effective governance within small community groups impacts upon their effectiveness and sustainability.
All community groups, no matter their size, provide an environment where members participate and engage. Participation in a community group enables strong, cohesive and resilient communities.
Governance refers to the system by which an organisation is controlled and operates. It is the mechanism by which it and its people are held to account. Risk management, compliance and administration are all elements of governance.