Bega Valley IRCF Journey
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Hi, we are Leah Szanto and Bree Morgan, your local community facilitators for Bega Valley. Our role is to support Bega Valley not-for-profits (NFPs) to build relationships, connect across the Bega Valley and work together on seeing through the Community Roadmap to successful completion of a shared vision for Bega Valley.
Find out more about Leah and Bree here.
Leah Szanto – 0468 630 755 email@example.com
Bree Morgan – 0468 630 697 firstname.lastname@example.org
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IRCF in Bega Valley
The Investing in Rural Community Futures Program has been expanded into the Bega Valley thanks to an injection of $1.3 million through the Australian Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Program.
Unlike other IRCF communities, there is no grant program attached to the IRCF program. Rather, NFPs in Bega Valley will be supported and strengthened through a mix of local on-the-ground support with local facilitators, and access to workshops and training opportunities in collaboration with other local community groups.
An important part of the program will be to develop a ‘roadmap’ for the local not-for-profit and community sector, to identify common areas of interest, shared assets and needs for capacity building. Once these needs are identified, the IRCF Community Development Project Officers will develop relevant resources and help facilitate training and other support to help NFP’s to maximise the impact of their work. They will also provide support in accessing other grant funding for the various groups that get involved.
The program will also deliver leadership training into the community, thanks to a partnership with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.
In Bega Valley, the program is building on work done as part of a 12 month Investing in NFP Capacity program delivered by FRRR through funding from the Paul Ramsay Foundation.
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.
- Provide opportunities for mentoring.
- Support and coordinate projects.
- Coordinated support.
- Stronger base of volunteers.
- Improved skills and knowledge.
Fostering relationships and practices that support efficient and effective collaboration with other not-for-profits to enhance community impact.
- Shared resources.
- Increase meaningful collaboration and cross-organisational communication.
Supporting community leaders to input new insights and energy to effort by providing lessons, systems and structures that demonstrates best practice.
- Strengthen capability for sharing resources.
Providing tools and measures that support and enable the sustainability of organisations well into the future.
- More capacity to leverage funding opportunities.
WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO DATE AND WHAT IS ON THE HORIZON
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We acknowledge and extend our appreciation to the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of the area we know as the Bega Valley Shire – the people of the Yuin Nation.
We pay respect to their ancient and continuing cultures, their connections to the land, and to the Elders, past, present, emerging and future.