The Community Innovation Fund enriches the capacity of community leaders and groups to build a stronger, more vibrant and resilient life together in South West Sydney. The program aims to move away from prescriptive interventions and use strength based models and an intensive consultation process to define aspirations and challenges of the community itself to shape their own priorities and aspirations. The Fund is designed to  remove barriers to funding for the community and provide resources for those with ideas who can “do” but wouldn’t typically attract grant funding. It is a specially designed application process which allows ideas to be supported without making it necessary for applicants to have perfect grant-writing skills or  to be impeded by burdensome grant structures once funded.

Meet the recipients of our first round of funding (See below)

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Read more about the Community Innovation Fund and Meet the recipients of the Community Innovation Fund - Rounds 1 & 2