Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance

Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance (SHASA) is a community organisation that is championing renewable energy, sustainability and community resilience projects across the Eurobodalla Shire. This community led action is happening through projects such as solar bulk buys, energy audits and energy efficiency projects.


Turbocharging South Coast volunteer NFPs

Startup Grant Round

Supported with $37,500 to drive widespread and coordinated capacity building across 20+ grassroots NFP’s in the Eurobodalla area through the appointment of a project coordinator to support governance, leadership, and communications programs.

The support provided to SHASA by IRCF has significantly enhanced their capacity to engage with other local not for profit organisations. This enhanced capacity has resulted in a range of benefits to organisations in securing funding for various needs, many in relation to the creation of heat and bushfire havens – solar systems, cold storage, and disability access to the premises of these organisations.

“These initiatives would not have happened without the support from IRCF. The hard-working IRCF funded consultant was able to reach many community organisations that we had not yet engaged with, and worked with them very closely to ultimately secure funding that they would otherwise not been able to access.

Kathryn Maxwell, SHASA President

Growing a more resilient Batemans Bay region community sector

Round 1

Supported with $30,000 to extend funding for a coordinator to expand SHASSA’s individualised program of training and support in governance, leadership, planning, communication and advocacy.

Batemans Bay Community Coordinator and Business Manager

Round 2

Supported with $20,000 to strengthen governance and business systems internally, continue to connect with council and assist not for profit community organisations to reduce their on-going energy costs.

Governance in Action – Enhancing sustainability and collaboration for NFPs.

Round 3

Supported with $14,400 to support organisation to proactively tackle climate change, with training for volunteer committee in financial management, governance and administrative systems.