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Batemans Bay’s not-for-profits invited to have their say Workshops for community-based NFPs

FRRR is inviting not-for-profit organisations (NFPs) in the Batemans Bay region to take part in an upcoming series of workshops to plan how the Foundation’s Investing in Rural Community Futures (IRCF) program can support them to create stronger organisations for a stronger community.

FRRR’s IRCF program is run in partnership with The Snow Foundation. Now in its second year, the five-year program is designed to strengthen local NFPs in the Shoalhaven through localised support, resources and funding so they can make lasting impacts in the community.

Called “Community Roadmap” (CR) workshops, these two sessions will together develop the community roadmap allow NFPs in the Batemans Bay region to come together and map out how they will leverage the funding and support of the IRCF program over the next four years to maximise opportunities for long-term sustainability.

Kate Dezarnaulds, FRRR’s IRCF Program Coordinator, said that the workshops will look to the future, helping Batemans Bay NFPs uncover shared goals and challenges, as well as offering a safe space for participants to reflect on and share the considerable challenges of the past year.

“The NFP community is incredibly diverse in the Batemans Bay region and has done an amazing job in supporting and connecting their communities through the challenges of 2020. The workshops are a great opportunity for local NFPs to come together and celebrate their resilience, as well as support collaboration and sharing of resources,” Ms Dezarnaulds said.

“From the Community Roadmap workshops, the Batemans Bay NFP community will have a list of priority projects that the IRCF program can then support over the next four years with grants and expert advice.

“The Community Roadmap is likely to uncover shared goals and needs such as strategic planning, governance training, digital marketing, finance advice and support, and additional resources to support innovation, sustainability and recovery.

“We are working with expert local facilitators, Campfire Coop, and invite a wide range of representatives from local NFPs in the Batemans Bay region, including those not currently funded through the IRCF program, to come along to the workshops and have their say,” Ms Dezarnaulds said.

Batemans Bay Community Roadmap workshops

Who

Community-based not-for-profit organisations in Batemans Bay, Nelligen, Mogo, Broulee, Moruya and surrounding villages.

When - Either day or evening session

Day session: Wednesday 5 May ,9.30am-3.30pm (lunch provided); or

Evening session: Thursday 6 May, 5-9pm (light meal provided)

Where

Day session: Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens

Evening session: Batemans Bay Marina Resort

How - RSVP Essential

Day session: Bookings via link

Evening session: Bookings via link

For more information about the Investing in Rural Community Futures program in Ulladulla, Bateman’s Bay and Nowra visit - https://frrr.org.au/funding/people-grants/ircf-shoalhaven/.