Investing in Not-for-Profit Capacity in Regional NSW

Investing in Not-for-Profit Capacity in Regional NSW (INFPC) is a 12 month place-based program in three bushfire affected communities, being Bega, Taree, and Glen Innes.

This program aims to support the resourcing and capacity of grassroots not-for-profit organisations in these communities, helping them to respond and thrive in the face of current challenges.

The Paul Ramsay Foundation and FRRR have partnered to offer a program of activities including local workshops, grant funding, skill development and networking to help create local solutions to local issues.

The key program activities include:

  • Online Workshops – held in each of the three communities to establish awareness of the program, promote the opportunity for one-off grants, and assess theme and focus of future local community workshops (e.g. skills and training, governance support, developing fundraising strategies or strategic plans).
  • Capacity Building Grants – one-off grant support for not-for-profit organisations to increase resourcing and delivery capacity and strengthen their operations for the longer term.  
  • Capacity Building Workshops – two per community, with each community to determine the themes / focus most valuable to them.
  • Learning & Sharing –three Community NFP Insight Reports – a resource informed by the community, for the community, incorporating future priorities and directions.
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Upcoming INFPC activities

To be confirmed.

This program is now closed.

Grants announced for Bega Valley and Glen Innes Severn.

Grant program for Taree opening October 2021, date TBC.

Announced by
Early September 2021

Online Workshop Dates

  • Taree / Wingham
    Thursday 14 Oct 2021, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM AEST
    Register HERE

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How to apply

Please read the information on each of the three tabs below to make sure this is the right grant for your project.

If you want to explore other grant options, please go to Find Funding Now.

I have a question, who can I talk to?

Jo Kemp or Fiona Bradshaw
Phone: 1800 170 020

Confirm you are eligible to apply for this grant

To make sure this is the right grant for your community, please read the grant information below carefully. Click on each headline to reveal the detail.

If you need to share this information with others, you can download the guidelines above.

Gather information to support your grant application

In the first instance you will need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), which is due by 5pm AEST, 18 June 2021. If your EOI is successful, you will be invited to complete a full application to be submitted by 16 July, 2021.

Please review the below information as it sets out critical, additional information that we will require and explains why it is important.

Please contact FRRR if you have any questions about the following information.

Your grant application MUST include:

Need some more help?

We have a large selection of resources on our Grant Seeker Resources Page to help you along the way.

Submit your Expression of Interest via the Grants Gateway

An Expression of Interest (EOI) process invites eligible organisations to nominate their project idea for funding. FRRR will review the EOI and invite shortlisted organisations to build on their EOI and submit a full grant application.

Please access the EOI form via the link below, and note that the closing date for the EOI is 18 June 2021.

Please contact FRRR if you have questions about any aspect of the Grants Gateway online application form.

Before you submit your application via the online Grants Gateway, please ensure you have:

  • confirmed you are eligible to apply for this grant
  • provided clear information about your project
  • checked that you are an eligible legal entity
  • provided the financial information required
  • created a budget for the project
  • gathered supporting materials
  • spoken to an FRRR contact person where you were unsure of any requirement
  • gathered community support for the project
  • checked the information you are providing to make sure it is clear and relevant to the project

Helpful resources:

It is time to submit your application. If it is helpful, you can download a copy of the EOI application form.

Please read the instructions on how to use the Grants Gateway How-to Guide and have your questions answered with our Grants Gateway FAQs.

For more information about the INFPC program, please contact Philanthropic Services Manager Jo Kemp or Philanthropic Support Officer Fiona Bradshaw or call 1800 170 020.

“We were delighted that Natalie Egleton and Joanna Kemp visited our service in Bega NSW. It was a great opportunity to speak to the people who make FRRR important to regional and rural Australia. The grant [for the freezer] will make BVMOW a more resilient and innovative community service in the Bega Valley. The mobile freezer will address food insecurity in the valley and improve people’s lives.

Thank you Natalie and Joanna. Thank you FRRR.”

David Atkins, Manager, Bega Valley Meals on Wheels, March 2021


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In the rural town of Wingham, NSW, Circatus’ Train the Trainer project develops local skills to enhance the capacity and sustainability of an important creative outlet for youth, thanks to funding from the Strengthening Rural Communities program.

Grant helps the show go on in Bega

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