This page is continuously being updated with resources intended to help you strengthen your organisations capacity and capability.
If there is a resource you would like to see here, get in touch with your community facilitator and let them know.
The Investing in Rural Community Futures (IRCF) Program is the place based, multi year, capacity building program that is being delivered by FRRR in select communities across NSW.
The Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal is known as FRRR (F-triple-R).
IRCF Strategic Priority Areas
The IRCF program offers support in the four Strategic Priority Areas: People, Systems and Structures, Sector Efficiencies, and Investing in Strategy. These areas outline what the IRCF program can support.
Partnership Grants are the annual grants available to NFPs in each IRCF community. Each community has differing levels of support through grant funding assistance over the lifespan of the program.
IRCF Local Facilitator
Through the IRCF program, each community has a dedicated Local Facilitator to provide hands-on assistance to the local not-for-profit sector in accessing IRCF program funding, highlight opportunities for local collaboration and to act as a connector to the capacity building expertise that local not-for-profits require.
Upon the onset of the program, FRRR worked with the communities to develop an IRCF Community Roadmap to articulate goals and priorities for the program. The intent of this process is to continue to work with the communities under a co-design framework, creating the scaffolding for IRCF to operate in each community.
The Start-Up Grants were the first investment of the IRCF program. They were granted to local organisations to prepare the community for the next phase of the IRCF program. Communities were encouraged to work collaboratively to make the most of the funding available to them.
Capacity Building Toolbox
As part of the IRCF program, FRRR, in consultation with communities, has listened and developed a rapid response granting process to support the communities to respond to collaborative opportunities.
These Toolbox Projects are available to previously funded NFP organisations that want to take a lead role in their community to support multiple NFPs to deliver collaborative and collective impact initiatives within the IRCF priority areas.
The guidelines for toolbox projects are available below. To check your eligibility and discuss your Toolbox Project, please contact your local community facilitator.
An overall IRCF Evaluation Framework has been developed to allow for reflection and promote adaptive responses, so as we move through the program, we will adjust to community needs and allow for fresh solutions to local problems.
The evaluation is conducted every six months within Leeton, Junee and Nambucca and annually in the South Coast communities. IRCF funded organisations meet with consultants to reflect on the program. The consultants also hold a community workshop and meet with external stakeholders to measure the impact of the program.
These resources are not intended to be a recommendation, but rather a collated list of organisations and resources that have been useful to NFPs on their IRCF journey. If you have a resource you would like added here, send it to your community facilitator.
These suppliers have contributed to the development of the IRCF program, and as a program participant you may engage with them.