Place-based work is about bringing together citizens in a place to address the complex needs of communities by harnessing the vision, resources and opportunities in each community.
Place-based approaches are long term, collaborative efforts which give power to the community in guiding systemic change, and contribute to a cycle of learning about investment and impact.
QCOSS has a focus on place-based work because globally, place-based approaches are being recognised as critical to responding effectively to certain community challenges and building strong, cohesive communities. There is significant evidence and a multitude of impressive stories demonstrating real change that supports this.
As the state’s peak body for the community sector QCOSS is uniquely positioned to support and enable place-based approaches across Queensland. We recognise that we can’t do this alone – we are committed to partnering and our partners are many.
Our place-based work so far has taught us a lot!