34 Connor St, COLAC

(03) 5231 2822


Community Hub Inc (CHI) is an established organisation with resources available to facilitate auspicing. CHI has strong ties to the local community and shares your interest in projects and initiatives that benefit the community.

This means that Community Hub Inc as an auspice organisation will receive the grant on behalf of your group and takes on responsibility for making sure the project is completed and the money is accounted for (acquitted). This relieves the administrative burden placed on your group and your capacity to seek additional funding may also be enhanced.

How to initiate an auspice arrangement with Community Hub

1. Write up a brief description about what you want to do, where you are hoping to get the funds from, and how much funding you are seeking

2. Make contact with the President or Executive Delegate of Community Hub Inc to seek auspice arrangements.

3. Speak to us about what you want to do (telephone 03 5231 2822 or Contact Us).

4. Ask about our auspice requirements.

5. Meet with your own group to decide if the arrangement would suit your group. If so, ask to make a formal request of the Community Hub Inc Executive Committee.

6. Write up what you want to do and present this to the Community Hub Inc Executive Committee. Provide as much detail as you can.

7. If the Community Hub Inc Executive Committee makes the decision to support your group, then a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be developed.

8. The MOU will include details about:

  • the principles underpinning the agreement
  • details about the parties to the agreement
  • decision-making and communication procedure
  • how the project will be planned, implemented, managed and monitored
  • how the Community Hub Inc Executive Committee will receive and sign off on reports about the progress of the activity
  • financial management and financial decision-making
  • insurance arrangements
  • timeline (life of the agreement)
  • the expected outcome
  • a grievance procedure
  • a mechanism to end the agreement.


A service fee for auspicing a grant will be negotiated at the outset of the project. The fee will depend on the services that Community Hub Inc will be providing to the auspicee and will be set by the Community Hub Inc President or Executive Delegate.

Legal advice

More detailed information about auspicing is available from Not-for-profit Law (formerly PILCH), a specialist legal service for community organisations.

More information

If you have further questions regarding auspicing, please Contact Us.

Last Updated: Wednesday, 12 July 2017 12:25