Lifetime Connect provides community services and assistance to people in Nambucca, Bellingen and Coffs LGA’s through a range of services including community aged care packages, home support, Veterans, No Interest Loans, Assistance with Housing, Food service, playgroups, garden maintenance, men’s shed activities and community garden.
Firstly, Lifetime Connect is the trustee of this project which is managed by a Steering and Advisory Committee (SAC) who is responsible for managing the project. The SAC is made up of members of local NFP’s and individuals from across the Valley.
IRCF FUNDED Projects
Nambucca Valley (Waluurr Ngambagagundi) – Hand in Hand
Startup Grant Round
Supported with $60,000 to build community networks and organisational capacity by bringing together organisations within the Nambucca Valley to identify and affirm shared values and aspirations. This project will engage a number of local consultants to develop a Nambucca Valley Community Map.
After community consultation it was discovered that there are over 220 not-for-profits (NFPs) in the Valley.
The Steering and Advisory Committee a Project Manager to develop a website as an online network and resource, where the community can access services, support and information and easily find the right NFP. This virtual community hub will make it easier to work together.
The organisations reflected on the impact of their project:
“There are issues of disconnection and isolation in our valley, but we don’t need to survive on our own, there is support. The community hub website will make it easier to access that support.”