Leeton Connect

Leeton Connect (LC) is a Central Hub for Not for Profit Organisations within the Leeton LGA. The hub was created in 2019 in response to the FRRR roadshow and FRRR start up Grant for IRFC Rd 1. Leeton Connect’s mission is “to create cooperation and collaboration amongst Leeton Community groups to maximise their chances of being successful now and in the future”.


Connecting the Leeton NFPs Now and in the Future

IRCF Startup Grant Round

Supported with $60,000 to establish a Community Hub called Leeton Connect as a central point to share community resources, skills, knowledge and equipment and to engage organisations in consultations and workshops.

Connecting the Leeton NFPs Now and in the Future

Round 1

Leeton Connect received $90,000 to fund Connecting the Leeton LGA Not-for-Profits Now and in the Future. The project builds organisational capacity across the Leeton not-for-profit sector through training, resources, an online community directory, and community volunteer and asset registers.

They reflect on the impact of their program participation so far:

We are able to strengthen and connect the not-for-profit organisations in Leeton Shire.
We have been able to get our policies and procedures, and our vision and mission set up. The funding has also enabled us to set up the central hub for not-for-profits.
We have been able to build our database, which is continually updating, and includes over 200 locally governed not-for-profits.
We are always asking the community what they need and what they want from us.
From this comes networking opportunities and opportunities for training, which strengthen the not-for-profits.
If we can work on Leeton Connect’s sustainability, this will give us the opportunity to continue the work we have been doing. “

Leeton Connect, Mary Errey

Governance and Grant Writing Workshops

Toolbox Grants

Supported with $9,950 to build capacity of the not-for-profit sector with workshops for all Leeton NFPs in both Governance and Grant Writing.

Leeton Continues to Connect 

Round 3

Supported with $147,600 to build capacity of the not-for-profit sector across Leeton and develop a plan towards a secure future by continuing to employ the coordinator for Leeton Connect over a two-year period.

Community Grants Support Coordinator

Round 3

Supported with $54,000 to help not-for-profits in Leeton apply for and strengthen their own capability to attract funding and resources by employing a Grants Support Officer.

*This project was auspiced by Leeton Shire Council.

Leeton Community Enrichment

Toolbox Grants

Supported with $24,954 for Leeton Community Enrichment, Engagement and Upskilling Training 2022 provided by Leeton Connect Inc.

Grants Support Coordinator and Collaboration Consultant

Round 4

Supported with $56,570 to consolidate strategic objectives and symmetries across the Leeton NFP sector to inform grants support coordination and future partnerships.