Partners and stakeholders

Collaborating for those who need it most

Community Information and Support Victoria (CISVic) is the peak body representing 60 community based, not-for-profit agencies, staffed by over 200 paid staff and in excess of 2,500 volunteers.

Our agencies provide free services to over 300,000 people every year.

Helping those most in need

Our main work is with the vulnerable and disadvantaged, including those on welfare payments, single parents, newly arrived, refugees, those with mental health issues, drug and alcohol issues and those experiencing family violence and family breakdown.

Emergency Relief

Many of our agencies can provide emergency relief, both financial and practical, by providing food, food vouchers, travel cards, petrol vouchers, assistance with household bills, rent, pharmaceutical supplies and telephone bills.

One voice for many

We liaise with all tiers of government and other peak bodies, conduct training and undertake sound, evidence based research.

We value partnerships and collaboration

An ability to positively interface with the political and bureaucratic levels of government is essential to us remaining an effective conduit between those in need and policy forums.

We are grateful to the State and Federal Governments for their funding support for core and special projects. We also have increasingly strengthening contact and cooperation with a range of peer organisations. This is a vital interface for not just CISVic and its members but also for the community support sector as a whole, exploring more effective use of resources, skills and funding conduits. This has included partnerships to deliver important training to volunteers and community workers.

We also sit on a number of state, federal and other relevant peak body advisory groups, including VCOSS (Victorian Council of Social Services), the ultimate state community peak body.