Bay and Basin IRCF Journey

Welcome

Hello, I am Kate McBride, the Shoalhaven Bay & Basin Community Facilitator for FRRR.

I have lived on Yuin Country for over 20 years, and bring over 15 years experience in capacity building and community engagement within not-for-profits (NFPs), grassroots community organisations and local government sectors.

My role is to support the Bay & Basin NFPs to build relationships, connect across Bay & Basin and work together on seeing through the Community Roadmap to successful completion of a shared vision for Bay & Basin.

Contact me:

Kate McBride – 0400 243 009

ircf_bayandbasin@frrr.org.au

My work days are Tuesday & Friday

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Bay and Basin IRCF Goals

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The Bay & Basin region is the combined communities of Sussex Inlet, St Georges Basin, Sanctuary Point, Vincentia, Basin View, Tomerong, Wreck Bay, Huskisson and Jervis Bay. The region is located on Yuin Country, on the South Coast of NSW.

The Bay & Basin communities have a combined population of around 12,000, supported by more than 30 NFPs.

Fifteen NFPs have participated in the IRCF journey and in the development of a community roadmap for Bay & Basin. The community roadmap articulates the goals decided by the community, for the community. Applications for funding should be for projects that align with the goals found in the community roadmap.

Community Roadmap

2022 Bay & Basin Community Roadmap

2021 Bay & Basin Community Roadmap

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$55,386

project funding

Developing leadership capabilities, a renewed sense of community spirit and fostering skill development to create strong organisations that bring together various leaders, groups and residents.

  1. Our organisations have strong Aboriginal representation.
  2. Our people are culturally aware and engaged.
  3. Enhanced social media skills and digital literacy.
  4. A pipeline of suitably qualified staff for service sector organisations.
  5. Social engagement and networking to reward and support volunteers.
  6. Access to mentoring capability and resources locally.
  7. Confident and trained committees and boards – governance.
  8. Access to project management support for new initiatives.
$24,000

project funding

Fostering relationships and practices that support efficient and effective collaboration with other not-for-profits to enhance community impact.

  1. School Parents and Citizens Committees (P&Cs) are working together.
  2. Network of Bay & Basin community organisations.
  3. A shared communication strategy for Bay & Basin organisations.
  4. Centralised facility asset and resource booking ‘library’.
  5. Collective voice to advocate for Bay & Basin challenges and needs.
  6. “Volunteering” Bay & Basin.
  7. Localised and customized policies and procedures.

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$16,395

project funding

Supporting community leaders to input new insights and energy to effort by providing lessons, systems and structures that demonstrates best practice.

  1. Access to reliable telecommunications and internet.
  2. Vibrant, sustainable digital platforms for local organisations to connect to community.
  3. Current hardware and software that is well supported, adaptable and user-friendly.
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$124,505

project funding

Providing tools and measures that support and enable the sustainability of organisations well into the future.

  1. Tools and strategies to engage well with youth.
  2. Effective, clear and accessible communications and engagement strategies in place.
  3. External support to develop strategic plans and growth strategies, plus viability for organisations.
  4. Support to design sustainable social enterprises.

FRRR Contribution

$220,287

Partnership Grants

$0

Toolbox Grants

$200,000

Partnership Funding Remaining

$30,000

Toolbox Funds Remaining

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO DATE AND WHAT IS ON THE HORIZON

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  • Local Facilitator Engaged

    Bay & Basin Facilitator Appointed

    Hello, I am Kate McBride, the Shoalhaven Bay and Basin Community Facilitator for FRRR. I have lived on Yuin Country for over 20 years, and bring over 15 years experience in capacity building and community engagement within not-for-profits (NFPs), grassroots community organisations and local government sectors. My role is to

  • Partnership Grants

    Round 2 Partnership Grants for Bay & Basin

    Round 2 of the Partnership Grants for Bay & Basin opened in July 2022 following the community roadmap review held in June. Not-for-profits (NFP’s) in the Bay & Basin region were invited to apply for up to $30,000 to meet the goals identified in the community developed roadmap. Four organisations

  • Partnership Grants

    2022 Partnership Grants Open

    Eligible not-for-profits in Bateman’s Bay, Bay & Basin, Nowra and Ulladulla are now invited to apply for a partnership grant, with the 2022 grant round now open until 27 July 2022. Projects must: Align with the IRCF priority areas,Address a priority or goal identified in the relevant community roadmap, and

  • Roadmap Review

    2022 Roadmap Review

    During June 2022, community not-for-profits came together across the South Coast to consider the question, 'How can we create stronger organisations for a stronger community?' The question was posed as part of the annual roadmap review for the ICRF grant program. Past participants of the IRCF program, and new community

  • Evaluation

    First Program Evaluation Underway

    The South Coast Communities (Batemans Bay, Bay & Basin, Nowra and Ulladulla) are currently undertaking their first evaluation. Occurring annually, this first evaluation will focus on establishing the base line health and capability of the organisations who have recently received funding through the program. Evaluations are conducted online with organisation

  • Funding Boost for Capacity Building in Bay & Basin, Nowra and Ulladulla

    NFPs in Bay & Basin, Nowra and Ulladulla will receive additional support and capacity building opportunities thanks to funding from the Australian Government's Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Program. The additional investment means that even more of the ideas and initiatives identified through the IRCF program to continue the ongoing recovery

  • Partnership Grants

    Round 1 Partnership Grants for Bay & Basin

    Round 1 of the Partnership Grants for Bay & Basin opened 16 July 2021 and closed 27 August 2021. Not-for-profits (NFP’s) in the Bay & Basin region were invited to apply for up to $30,000 to meet the goals identified in the community developed roadmap. Nine organisations were successful in

  • Community Roadmap

    Community Roadmap Workshop for Bay & Basin

    On the 16th June at Vincentia Golf Club, a group of passionate volunteers, board members, leaders and team members from community-based not-for-profit organisations in the Bay & Basin region came together to consider the question: How can we create stronger organisations for a stronger community? Participants brought their passion, their

  • Bay & Basin announced as an IRCF community

    In 2020 the IRCF program was rolled out on the South Coast in the communities of Nowra, Ulladulla and Batemans Bay. The South Coast IRCF program attracted significant interest from organisations in the Bay & Basin region, indicating both engagement and need from not-for-profits (NFPs) in Bay & Basin.  

Evaluation – NFP Health Check

The IRCF program is being independently evaluated by our delivery partner Matrix on Board for the life of the program. As part of this evaluation, FRRR is measuring the change and impact of the program at three different levels, this is being measured by using a series of tools.

There are three components to the evaluation of the IRCF program:

1. The change and impact on the capacity and sustainability of the individual NFP organisations involved in the program. One of these tools is an organisational self-assessment for committees to collectively discuss the current health of their organisation. It was designed specifically for the program looking at the four pillars of Strategy, People, Systems and Efficiencies. The assessment measures each pillar using a 5 point scale out of 12 areas of organisational competency, giving organisations a score out of 60, we are using a mean of this score across the funded organisations to monitor an overall health of these organisations and to track any impact, the program may have. All funded organisations take part in the self-assessment. These assessments are undertaken every twelve months, with an additional one-on-one interview with each organisation.

2. The impact of the program on overall community change as a result of the work of the organisations. This will be measured through the engagement of all organisations in the community through a Community Workshop facilitated by the Evaluation Team using the Harwood Index.

3. FRRR’s own impact on the program. Most of this performance is in the form of measurable data such as dollars spent, the number of organisations who have been able to participate in the program and the number of people impacted by the programs/projects delivered. Reporting and interviews are employed to capture the effectiveness and impact of the Community Facilitators employed to support the organisations.