Funding for output based service provision aims to promote the efficiency and effectiveness of the non-government sector by reducing costs through the streamlining of reporting and financial accountability requirements. This will allow funded non-government service providers to refocus attention from administrative processing to service provision.
In simple terms, an output is goods or services delivered to someone else which generates a desired outcome. Service providers transform resources (inputs) into services (outputs) and the impact of these outputs on individuals, groups and the community are the outcomes of the service. Funding for output-based service provision is focussed on the service provided (output) to the service user. The funding is allocated to produce the output.
For more information on output-based funding all non-government organisations should contact their Community Service Officer.