Free video tips for successful community projects

Bendigo 27 June 2018: Community groups will soon be able to learn from the best with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) and Australia Post teaming up to produce a series of free videos detailing how to get local projects up and running successfully.

Tips for Successful Communities

The 13 short videos are based on interviews conducted with four community groups about their projects and what made them successful.

The featured projects range from voluntary breath testing at music festivals in Byron Bay, NSW, to art exhibitions in Lobethal, South Australia; a documentary on the ICE epidemic in Smithton, Tasmania; and group fitness for seniors following the Black Saturday bushfires in Toolangi, Victoria.

FRRR CEO, Natalie Egleton, said that the videos are full of practical tips from successful community organisations.

“After 18 years working in rural, regional and remote Australia, we have seen a lot of projects, some more successful than others. While every community is different, we also know that there are things that community groups can learn from one another. These four groups have also run very successful projects over the years and were happy to share what they’ve learnt.

“So, with the generous support from our partners at Australia Post, we gathered tips on three important aspects of any community-led project: understanding community needs; fundraising; and measurement and evaluation. Hopefully hearing directly from local community leaders and volunteers will inspire other communities,” Ms Egleton said.

Australia Post Head of Strategic Partnerships and Programs Catherine McKean explained that while the groups featured are from rural or regional areas, all community groups are invited to use and share these videos to help with planning, implementing and evaluating their next projects.

“The videos are intended to be a timeless resource for local not-for-profit groups to learn new tips and skills to deliver much needed projects to build strong and vibrant communities.”

To watch the videos, go to: https://www.frrr.org.au/SuccessTips

There are also case studies about each of the community groups featured, as well as tip sheets on each of the three areas of focus in the tips. For more information, as well as other useful community resources, visit www.frrr.org.au/tips_for_success.

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