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.
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.
- Junee Business and Trades Inc — $118,959
Enable local Junee NFPs to access funding to support local projects through the employment of a part-time grants officer position
- Junee Community Centre Inc — $141,000
Sustain the Junee Community Centre by subsidising the centre manager role to support organisational governance, partnerships, and strategy development
- Junee Community Power Inc — $47,508
Alleviate energy poverty by providing additional support to the Junee Circular Fund to facilitate completion of the installation of the solar power to the Junee Senior Citizens Hall
- Junee Hostel for the Aged Inc — $49,706
Modernise Cooinda Court’s aged care systems by building capacity through installing new technology to improve management of medication systems, clinical care records and communication
- Regional Heritage Transport Assoc – Junee Inc — $25,724
Strengthen the capacity of the Roundhouse Museum to operate more effectively with the installation of electronic software and appropriate hardware
- Riverina Working Equitation Inc — $3,580
Enable the Illabo Showground’s combined user group to develop a strategy for the future sustainability of the grounds
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 email@example.com BEFORE submitting an application, to ensure your project is eligible for funding.