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Stronger Community Foundations

In response to the 2009 Victorian bushfires, the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund (VBAF) established five Community Foundations or Trusts to support long-term recovery in impacted communities.

FRRR developed the Stronger Community Foundations (SCF) grant program specifically to enable these Community Foundations / Trusts to navigate the complexities of grant-making in their individual community contexts, be networked and connected to others in their field and best practices, and be positioned to reflect and be a voice for local community issues and priorities.

These funds are available through three streams providing resources to build confidence and capability in regard to grant-making, community asset-building and future viability. This includes:

  1. Mentoring & Practical Support;
  2. Networking & Professional Development; and
  3. Visioning Future Roles.

Eligible Foundations and Trusts

SCF funds are only available to the following VBAF established Community Foundations / Trusts:

  • Marysville Triangle Community Foundation (Murrindindi Shire)
  • Mitchell Community Resources Advocacy Group (Mitchell Shire)
  • Ranges Foundation (Murrindindi and Nillumbik Shires)
  • Into Our Hands Foundation (Indigo, Wangarrata and Alpine Shires)
  • Strathewen Bushfire Relief Trust (Nillumbik Shire)

Further information

If you have any queries please contact the FRRR Disaster Recovery and Resilience program team on:

T: 03 5430 2399 (or freecall 1800 170 020)

E: recovery@frrr.org.au

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