The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR), through its’ Investing in Rural Community Futures (IRCF) program, has provided funding worth $386,477 to six projects spearheaded by not-for-profit organisations in Junee Shire.
IRCF is a place-based program that provides local Not-for-Profits and community sector organisations with practical support and funding so they can be stronger, more resilient, and fulfil their purpose with greater impact. The program encourages collaboration and community-led solutions that will seed the long-term self-sufficiency of these organisations.
Nancy Sposato, FRRR Program Manager, said that the IRCF program, now in its third year, gives participating not-for-profits the opportunity to identify common issues and develop local strategies that will support their long-term sustainability.
“Through these grants, we have supported three organisations from Junee Shire we’ve previously funded, alongside three new local organisations. This package really shows a deeper understanding and sophistication in how organisations are approaching capacity building,” Ms Sposato explained.
“Local employment continues to be a key capacity building measure in supporting stability and sustainability, particularly considering COVID related disruptions. For example, Junee Business and Trades will be able to employ a part-time grants officer, which will make it easier for local NFPs to apply for funding to support local projects. These grants also respond to the need for technology system and small-scale infrastructure upgrades, further enhancing organisational efficiency.”
Successfully funded Projects in Junee Shire
The mid-2021 round of Investing in Rural Community Futures funding for Junee Shire saw the following organisations receive funding to further enhance the capacity and resilience of their organisations and to provide improved services to the local community.
IRCF Funding still available for Junee NFPs
There are some amazing capacity building projects included in this latest round of IRCF funding, and we strongly encourage all Community Groups and Sporting Clubs based, or operating, within Junee Shire to look at the full list of these projects — and then seriously consider if your group could undertake similar projects to invest in and expand upon our local not-for-profit community when further IRCF funding is released later in the year.
Over $400,000 in IRCF funding is still available for not-for-profit community groups based within Junee Shire to allocate towards to projects that meet one, or ideally more, of the IRCF strategic priorities of;
- Systems and Structure
If your organisation would like to have a project considered for funding under the Investing in Rural Community Futures program for Junee Shire, please contact Kate Brabin, the local IRCF Faciliator, on 0418 296 805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE submitting an application, to ensure your project is eligible for funding.