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FRRR Innovation for Community Impact (I4CI) closing 23 June 2017 (NSW)

Innovation for Community Impact (I4CI)

Grants to support innovation and social impact

The Innovation for Community Impact program (I4CI) brings together the collective resources of the NSW government, the philanthropic sector and local community groups to address pressing and persistent social issues facing communities in ten regional NSW Local Government Areas across the Hunter New England, Mid-North and Central Coast districts.

The program aims to support innovative responses to issues including domestic and family violence, education disengagement, criminal behaviour, and unemployment.

The approach is underpinned by a belief in the power of the collective over individual or isolated action and by an aspiration for communities to lead the change they wish to see.


Any Incorporated organisation is eligible to apply for projects that meet the program guidelines and eligibility criteria. Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status is not required.

There is a strong preference for organisations operating in the target LGA’s that have a permanent presence and strong local connections and relationships. This is to support longer term sustainability and community ownership and engagement.


The program has clear target LGAs, priority outcomes and population groups. Please be sure to review these carefully before applying.

  • Increased and stronger community partnerships and collaborative responses to issues
  • Development of and greater participation in volunteering/mentoring/leadership
  • Increased access to employment for Aboriginal women
  • Improved economic security that reduces economic vulnerability
  • Increased education, retention and future employment for Aboriginal young men and Aboriginal children and youth
  • Increased engagement of infants, children and families in early years supports and education
  • Improved health and wellbeing of at-risk individuals and population groups
  • Improved access, information and pathways to services within community
  • Reduced anti-social and criminal behaviour
  • Women and children at risk of or experiencing domestic and family violence
  • Women and children from CALD and Aboriginal backgrounds
  • Aboriginal children and youth aged up to 16 years, especially males
  • Families experiencing disadvantage
  • At risk youth
  • Wyong
  • Gosford
  • Nambucca
  • Kempsey
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Port Macquarie
  • Newcastle
  • Lake Macquarie
  • Maitland
  • Port Stephens


Applications for Round 3 are now open and close 23 June 2017.

For more information (source) see >>> Innovation for Community Impact (I4CI)



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