Investing in Rural Community Futures Shoalhaven

Investing in Rural Community Futures aims to strengthen local not-for-profit (NFP)organisations and ultimately enable them to thrive.

With the support of The Snow Foundation, FRRR is rolling out the program to the Shoalhaven region, with a focus on boosting the confidence, ability and skills of not-for-profits in UlladullaBatemans Bay and Nowra.

This program is for partner communities only, and not for public application.

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Start-Up Grants announced

The communities of Ulladulla, Batemans Bay and Nowra have received $490,018 for a total of 18 projects in the IRCF Start-Up round. This diverse group of organisations will be provided with practical support and funding so they can be stronger, more resilient, and continue to fulfill their purpose. The grants will also assist community organisations to manage the dual challenges of bushfire impacts and COVID-19 adaptation. 

IRCF Support

The IRCF program also offers a toolbox of support, including access to a facilitator, grants, skill development, and external resources to strengthen community networks and foster social capital through community-led initiatives.

Future capacity needs for Nowra, Ulladulla and Batemans Bay

The intention of the IRCF program is to provide fit-for-purpose capacity and capability support to the NFPs where they identify they need it most. FRRR realises that this is in a disaster recovery context, with the impact and devastation of the bushfires. 

FRRR has surveyed and consulted with local NFPs to identify and prioritise where they need the most support. From September 2020, a range of workshops, coaching and training will be offered to representatives from interested locally governed NFPs. The aim is to give these organisations the tools to continue the great work they do, and to help them achieve their goals on an ongoing basis. Details of upcoming opportunities will be posted on this webpage once announced. 

Our community partners

The Shoalhaven communities of Nowra, Ulladulla, and Batemans Bay in New South Wales are partnering with FRRR in the IRCF program from 2020 to 2024. Explore the sections below to learn more about each community.

Next steps

Based on the needs identified in the survey, FRRR will work with these communities on delivering a range of capability building activities from September 2020. 

If you have questions at any time, email the IRCF Shoalhaven Coordinator Kate Dezarnaulds: k.dezarnaulds@frrr.org.au.

Learn more

For more information on the Investing in Rural Communities Program, please contact IRCF Program Manager Alli Mudford on 0448 992 820, or via email, or IRCF Program Support Officer Yashna Poorun on 1800 170 020 or via email.