Funding - How does it work?
In recent times we have seen great growth in demand for Nungalinya’s services. However, recent cutbacks in Federal Government funding are making it harder to meet the needs so clearly expressed by our prospective students.
The college relies heavily on government funding to pay for a number of significant expenses like transport of students to and from college. Another important funding need is for general running costs and administration staff salaries. This is the area that has been lost in the recent reclassification of grants.
We are thankful to God for the generosity of organisations like the Uniting Church, The Church Missionary Society and the Catholic Church which provide teachers to the college at no cost.
However, we still need staff to support the teaching staff and keep the college functioning in an increasingly regulated environment. Without a Principal and other admin staff we simply could not run the college. Even our power and water bills have to be funded from donations.
Obviously, these are essential expenses for an organisation the size of Nungalinya College. They are not optional expenses nor costs that can be trimmed easily. We have the minimum number of dedicated, hard-working staff that we need to keep the college operating and to maintain compliance with regulatory authorities.
As we see in the book of Acts, Chapter 6, support ministries are vitally important in order that the teaching of God’s Word can be done by those called to do it.
Your support is a vital investment in the future of the church among indigenous people. Thank you!