Community Action Fund
The Community Action Fund provides independent financial support to individuals and groups to develop and implement ideas for activities and supports one-off events, which benefit the whole community.
Community Participation and Support
The Community Action Fund represents an opportunity to support individuals and groups to take personal responsibility and demonstrate initiative.
The Community Action Fund aims to promote volunteering and participation in community projects and activities and contribute to building positive community norms such as:
- Taking personal responsibility
- Developing positive and supportive relationships
- Promoting healthy living
Utilising the Community Action Fund
A recent example of how one community has used the Community Action Fund includes the Coen Dance Group.
Meeting the eligibility criteria for the Community Action Fund, this group raised funds for their costume and transport requirements to perform at the Laura Dance Festival in June 2009.
The dance group took responsibility and demonstrated initiative in saving money to put towards the costs to send over 70 community members to Laura to perform at the dance festival.
In raising funds for their performance costumes, the community members received a co-contribution from Communiy Action Fund, which assisted in meeting some of the costs of their transport to attend the festival.