Community needs assessment guidelines

The purpose of the Community Needs Assessment was to provide relevant and researched information to support a service's application for a discretionary grant. Discretionary grants are no longer available, however groups planning new early childhood services may still find this information useful in their planning process.

Please note that any references in this document to the Discretionary Grants Scheme are no longer relevant.

The Community Needs Assessment Guidelines:

  • provide clarification of the type of information that can be used and how groups can obtain this information
  • encourage applicants to engage with target communities in the most appropriate and effective way
  • The Community Needs Assessment Guidelines contain examples and templates for consulting, gathering information, and analysing and reporting on information collected.

Links to the Community Needs Assessment Guidelines follow.

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Last updated: 3 September 2010