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The Victorian Rural Women’s Network (VRAN) has announced a new, free online networking event – Virtual Country Cuppas – connecting rural women at a time when they need it most.
Last year, VRAN’s face-to-face Country Cuppas event attracted 600 rural women to 32 statewide gatherings. Virtual Country Cuppas takes this successful event online. Virtual Country Cuppas encourages rural women to connect online over a cuppa with other women in their networks to share ideas and experiences.
By registering to host a Virtual Country Cuppa, you can bring together an online gathering of friends and colleagues to reconnect in a relaxed and supportive environment. You could host a morning or afternoon tea, after-work ‘virtual drinks’ or an online catch up with your favourite community or parenting group.
VRAN will provide you with all the information and resources you need to make your online event a success. You can connect via a Zoom video chat or feel free to host your event on your preferred video conferencing platform instead (e.g. Facebook Messenger, Skype). You will have access to a free Zoom training webinar and further free personal development tools.
Virtual Country Cuppas will be held from 23 May to 31 May 2020. You can choose any day and time over that period to host your own online event for up to 10 guests.
For further details and to register go to - https://extensionaus.com.au/VRWNetwork/introducing-virtual-country-cuppas/
Minister announces 6-month extension of Victorian Landcare Facilitator Program until 31 December 2020
The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, has today announced a 6-month extension (until 31 December 2020) of the existing Landcare facilitator positions funded through the Victorian Landcare Facilitator Program (VLFP). Click into news item for full update from DELWP.
Budget Direct Sponsorships Solved - Current round closing 31 May 2020
Budget Direct offers to support local communities through its Sponsorships Solved program to help groups throughout Australia in their efforts to build happy and healthy neighbourhoods. Eligible organisations can apply for sponsorship for their community initiatives of amounts between $1,000 & $5,000. Click into news item for further details.
Sunsuper Community Grants - Closing 26 June 2020
Sunsuper’s Dreams for a Better World partners with the visions of Australians and local initiatives to dream big and do good. Grassroots community groups, not-for-profit organisations can apply to win a share of $150,000 in grants to help make the world a better place. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply!
Charlie Arnott Regenerative Journey Podcast - Starts 26 May 2020
Next week, 2018 Bob Hawke Landcare Award winner Charlie Arnott will launch his inaugural podcast series The Regenerative Journey. Listen to Charlie delve into the lives of some truly fascinating figureheads within the regenerative agricultural space. In the nine episode series Charlies’ guests include Damon Gameau, Joel Salatin to name but a few... and not forgetting the series opener which is Charlie’s very own regenerative journey. Click into news item for link.
VEFN's Best Friend Award 2020 - Nominations open until 30 June 2020
This year, 2020, is the 29th year that the Victorian Environmental Friends Network (VEFN) has awarded for excellence and dedication in environmental volunteering. Nominations will be accepted from members of a nominating Friends group who believe the nominee has made an exceptional contribution to their Friends group. This year there is also a new Young Best Friend Award for volunteers under 25 years of age. Click into news item for further details and to nominate!