Sunshine Coast not-for-profit organisations turned out in force this week to learn more about a new federal government funding opportunity for local communities. Almost 100 not-for-profit organisations, represented by 162 individuals, attended the Regional Development Australia (RDA) Fund workshop tour at Tewantin, Nambour, Maleny, Maroochydore and Caloundra.
RDA Sunshine Coast conducted the workshop series which were very well attended.
The RDA Fund workshops are an opportunity to share information with community organisations and discuss their proposals for ways to improve and strengthen our region.
RDA Sunshine Coast is keen to ensure community consultation informs its work program and priorities. Having direct contact with the community enables RDA Sunshine Coast to identify projects that are at the heart of our regional communities.
The RDA Fund is a five year $1 billion Australian Government fund to support regional development initiatives through councils and not-for-profit organisations.
The workshops have been very popular and positive and RDA Sunshine Coast looks forward to seeing some great grant applications as to achieve positive outcomes for the region.