Eden Futures puts change in our hands

Applications are closing soon for grants to support Eden’s youth. 

Community groups that support young people living in or around the Eden community must apply for the grants, for projects that improve the lives and futures of children and young people, by the end of October.

In total, $270,000 is available, thanks to a partnership between the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR).

Grants of up to $50,000 are available for organisations that are either based in Eden or have a regular presence in the community.

Clare Whiter from the Eden Community Access Centre commented on the positive impacts these grants could potentially have.

“This provides a most exciting opportunity. This is funding targeted towards people rather than bricks and mortar,” Ms Whiter said. “It provides an opportunity for groups and organisations to submit applications to ensure that we are ready to maximise on the opportunities that arise from the infrastructure.”

The funding encourages Eden residents and groups to investigate ways of partnering with other organisations to support the families of the town, encourage learning and skill development in all areas and improve community assets.

“Here is our opportunity to ensure that training programs are in place, skills updated, and initiative encouraged. It is time to ‘think outside the square’ and see how we can do things differently, take the opportunities that already exist and look at them with fresh eyes,” Ms Whiter said. 

For more information about the program contact FRRR programs manager Jacki Dimond on 1800 170 020 or j.dimond@frrr.org.au