Engage… within and across communities

Our experience in rural, regional and remote Australia confirms time and again that the strongest and more resilient communities are those with strong leadership and with programs that actively and consistently engage all sectors of community.

The Engage grants tend to fund locally-led initiatives or programs, rather than physical infrastructure, and create opportunities to share lessons and good ideas.

FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants tackle the issues concerning young people.

In 2013/14, we also began developing the Creating Inspiring Rural Community Leadership & Engagement (CIRCLE) program, in an effort to create capacity and enhance community leadership in rural and remote communities. This took significant effort during the year, and launched early in 2014/15.