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.
IRCF Program Suppliers
These suppliers have contributed to the development of the IRCF program, and as a program participant you may engage with them.
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.
Justice Connect (NFP Law Program)
Free and affordable legal service for NFPs.
Justice Connect’s NFP Law program is a national legal service offering free and affordable resources, webinars and legal help for not-for-profit organisations. They also have an excellent guide on auspicing and on creating a MOU to work together.
Glossary of IRCF Program Key Terms
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.
Toolbox of Support
The Toolbox of Support includes access to funding and facilitation support to share knowledge, information, and experience within individual organisations and across the NFP sector. The Toolbox of Support includes up to $50,000 for the lifetime of the IRCF program in each community.
These grants are only available to previously funded applicants to the IRCF program that are looking to lead a project that supports multiple organisations working on common capacity issues.
Funding is available through a simple rapid response grant process to respond to shared capacity issues that are present throughout the program and need to be acted on in a timely manner.
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.
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.
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.