IMB Bank Community Foundation 2022 – Taking Applications
The IMB Bank Community Foundation is currently offering grant funding to community groups and charities – big and small – with applications open until 30th June 2022.
Since 1999, IMB Bank’s Community Foundation has allocated $11 million in funding to a diverse range of community groups including school, sporting, charity and volunteer organisations, with an overarching goal of improving outcomes for our local communities and the people living in them.
Grants have previously been allocated as seed funding to get a great idea off the ground, or as the means to expand an existing community project.
Community groups should visit https://www.imb.com.au/community to apply.
More about the IMB Bank Community Foundation can be found here.
Invitation to join Community Voice Network
My name is Jess Eggins, I am the Project Officer for the disability sector in the Community and Industry Engagement team from the NSW government.
I work in the Better Regulation Division (BRD) where we work across the regulatory bodies – including NSW Fair Trading and SafeWork NSW. Our focus is to reduce community harms for the consumer, and in the workplace.
I am writing to invite you to be part of the Community Voice network (CV-net). The aim is to reduce community harms, particularly those that are prominent in our most vulnerable communities, including people from multicultural backgrounds, people with disabilities, youth and Aboriginal communities.
This is beneficial so BRD can hear of the issues occurring from the community directly and we would also like to offer to be the local issues or escalation point to connect with the regulators if needed.
Through the CV-net we want to work with you to identify existing and emerging harms and develop workable solutions. Together we will broaden the reach of BRD harm minimisation programs and campaigns to educate and protect communities. The network will improve pathways for community feedback, and participation in the regulatory process.
Network membership for community groups and intermediaries is offered at two levels:
- Informed Members are kept informed with news and information from across the three regulators that may be relevant for their communities or sector.
Members are encouraged to take part in polls, surveys, submissions etc, and to inform BRD of any risks or harms emerging in their sector.
- Involved Members take a more active role, including contributing to the development of content and the delivery of harm minimisation initiatives
To take part in this initiative please refer to the Terms of Reference and Fact Sheet attached.
The sign up process takes about 5 minutes of your time, there is no cost involved and you can find the membership form here.
Please feel free to share the information within your network and other organisations you think would find the Community Voice Network beneficial especially organisations working with our multicultural communities, people with disabilities, youth and Aboriginal communities.
I can be contacted on (02) 9566 8665, return email or at firstname.lastname@example.org