Tips for Successful Community Projects

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FRRR teamed up with Australia Post to produce a series of video tips for successful community projects. They come from interviews conducted with four community groups about their projects, and what made them successful.

These free resources have been developed to support community groups to find funding for projects aimed at supporting vibrant, sustainable and adaptive communities across rural, regional and remote Australia.

There are 13 videos and each is approximately one minute long. The videos cover understanding community needs, fundraising and evaluating your projects.

These short clips are timeless free resources that we hope community groups will find helpful when planning, implementing and evaluating a community project.


The videos are grouped into three categories - watch each short film by click on the Expand to watch link. To make the video appear in full screen click the Arrow icon.

Community Needs

Identifying what your community needs is an important first step in planning a project. The first seven clips outline the strategies these community groups used. Download the Community Needs help sheet.
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Making a plan and devising a strategy to fundraise for your project is crucial. These clips feature advice on best practice when it comes to raising funds for your project. Download the Fundraising help sheet.
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Evaluating the success of your project should not be a last-minute thought. Planning how to measure your impact should happen before you even start your project. These clips provide ideas and strategies on how to do this effectively. Download the Evaluation help sheet.
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Meet the featured community groups

Rural Health Tasmania:
Students tackle drug abuse with doco

High school students in Smithton, TAS, have a unique approach to ICE epidemic.


Toolangi Neighbourhood House: Fitness connects community

Group fitness and wellbeing get the conversation started in bushfire-affected Toolangi.


Steer Project:
Steering safe driving behaviour among youth

Youth group steps in to reduce number of drink and drug drivers in Byron Bay Shire.


Lobethal Community Association:
Gallery project brings cultural vibrancy

A series of art exhibitions at heritage site in Lobethal, SA boost community morale.





Other resources

FRRR's Resources for Community Groups include:

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