Six neighbourhood houses located in the Victorian high country, including Corryong, will bring $260,000 into their local communities.
Upper Murray Regional Neighbourhood House Network successfully applied for funds through the Mental Health Support for Bushfire Communities initiative, funded by the Victorian government. The project covers Towong and Alpine Shires, King Valley and Mansfield.
Anne Leadbeater, well-known consultant working in disaster recovery and community resilience, has been engaged to work with the six neighbourhood houses and their communities. The funding will be used to identify initiatives that will directly benefit those communities.
“These initiatives will have the most impact if they’re shaped and driven by the local community,” said Sara Jenkins, co-ordinator of Corryong Neighbourhood Centre.
“We’ll start with a community discussion to discover what worked and what didn’t during and after the bushfires and go from there.”
The project will use a co-design process, inviting the community to partner with the neighbourhood house to understand the issues and develop potential solutions, rather than taking a one size fits all approach.
Read more in this week’s issue of the Corryong Courier.
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