2016 National Community Foundations Forum

FRRR is delighted to again support the annual National Community Foundations Forum. This year it is being held in the RACV Resort at Inverloch in Victoria from 11-13 October 2016.

The forum typically brings together practitioners from community foundations across Australia, as well as people from government, corporate business and philanthropy to network, learn from each other, exchange ideas and think strategically and collectively about the future of community philanthropy. This year’s form is being organised by Australian Community Philanthropy, Mirboo North & District Community Foundation and the Bass Coast Community Foundation, and FRRR’s CEO, Natalie Egleton, has been involved on the steering panel.

This year’s theme – Building Resilience Through Innovation and Collaboration – focuses on how the community foundation sector can evolve, adapt and thrive in an increasingly challenging and changing environment.

The program involves a mix of well-known and highly respected speakers and some practical workshops. Full details, including the program, optional activities and details of accommodation and transport, as well as registration forms, are on the Australian Community Philanthropy site.

Scholarships available for CF representatives

In 2016 FRRR continues to support networking and professional development for the Community Foundation sector.

One way that FRRR delivers on this is through the provision of Scholarships for rural, regional and remotely-based Community Foundations to assist with travel and registration costs to the National Community Foundation Forum. In 2016 FRRR is offering a limited number of partial and full scholarships. Priority will be given to Community Foundations who have greater travel costs. FRRR’s preference is to support only one representative from a Community Foundation, in order to share support across a larger number of Community Foundations.

Eligibility

  • Be an employee or Board member of a rural, regional or remote based Community Foundation in Australia.
  • Participate in the entire forum.

Criteria

  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need – provision of audited financials and a current financial year-to-date profit and loss statement and balance sheet is required.
  • Applicants must demonstrate ability and their plans to share the learnings with their Board and leadership team.

Scholarship requests must be submitted by Monday 1 August 2016.

Late requests will not be considered. Applications may be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NCFFScholarship or by completing the 2016 application form and emailing it to Sophie Burke.

Please only submit your application via one format.

Any enquiries should be directed to Sophie on freecall 1800 170 020 telephone 03 5430 2399 or email s.burke@frrr.org.au

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