Nowra Startup Grants Announced

Nine Nowra NFPs will share in more than $208,000 in start-up grants as part of the IRCF program launch on the South Coast.

The Start-Up Grant round is the first investment of the IRCF program in Nowra. The grants were provided to local organisations to prepare the community for the next phase of the IRCF program, and prior to the development of the Community Roadmap.

With support from The Snow Foundation, nine NFPs in Nowra received a start-up grant to build their capacity to strengthen their organisation.

The IRCF Start-Up Grant recipients and their projects are outlined below.   

Noahs Ark Centre of Shoalhaven IncEnhancing the strength, effectiveness and longevity of the Noah's Inclusion Services workforceRejuvenate the pipeline of available allied health care workers and support succession planning for Noah’s leadership position s through a coaching program and a long-term student placement partnership with the University of Sydney. Nowra$30,000
Pathways Foundation LimitedPathways To CommunityAccelerate the implementation of a new COVID-adapted and localised strategic plan with seed funding for the appointment of a community development officer.Nowra$30,000
Shoalhaven Community Pre School IncStaff Wellbeing and Capacity Building ProgramEmpower the staff, strengthen their resilience post bushfires and increase their cultural awareness through the provision of a tailored staff development program, cultural awareness training and the employment of an Aboriginal Identified trainee. Nowra$15,000
Shoalhaven Health and Arts IncorporatedShoalhaven Restorative Bush Picnic ( SRBP) and Shoalhaven Crack UpCreate community awareness of the program of Arts & Health activities being developed for the Nowra community by the newly formed organisation- Shoalhaven Arts & Health Inc through the development of marketing and communications channels designed to reach those with lived experience of recent bushfire trauma and the local services that support them. Nowra$10,000
Shoalhaven Neighbourhood Services IncClient Management System (CMS) enhancement to enable Shoalhaven Neighbourhood Services to become more sustainable, flexible and adaptive.4Streamline the delivery of in-home services through the purchase, migration and implementation of a custom-designed CRM for Shoalhaven Neighbourhood Services so that they can better support the aged and people living with a disability in the Nowra area. Nowra$28,304
South Coast Beef Producers Association IncorporatedShoalhaven Cattle Industry Training CentreImprove opportunities for commercial South Coast Beef producers through the construction of a fit-for-purpose cattle handling, showing and training facility at the Nowra Show Grounds. Nowra$47,508
South Coast Womens Health & Welfare Aboriginal CorporationWaminda's Social Enterprise InitiativesStrengthen the financial sustainability of Waminda while developing the skills and confidence of Aboriginal women to secure employment, through the implementation of a business plan for three social enterprises.Shoalhaven$23,000
The Shoalhaven Womens Resource Group LimitedCREATING A FUTURE – Delivering Diversified Revenue to ThriveSupport sustainability and succession of The Shoalhaven Womens Resource Group Limited by development of a diversified revenue strategy including feasibility studies into potential social enterprises to enhance their funding mix and reduce vulnerability to changes in grant funding.Nowra$18,810
Tomerong School of ArtsConnecting Community, Building ResilienceEnhance community connectedness through the creation and distribution of a quarterly community newsletter and new-resident welcome pack that will promote community life, volunteering opportunities and events centred around the Tomerong School of Arts. Tomerong$5,900