2 May 2023 Mary Anne Scully

Be inspired!

Register now for REJUVENATE conversations

  • Can you see a way to fix a local problem or create an opportunity for your rural community but don’t know where to start?
  • Are you hungry to learn from other rural communities who are building a new future from within?
  • Do you want to find ways to balance a community and business model?

ACRE is hosting a series of online conversation to shine a spotlight on community-led initiatives that are creating employment opportunities, addressing environmental challenges, ensuring ongoing supply of vital services, reviving and sharing cultural practice and generating new revenue for rural communities.

Meet rural people who are driving change within and for their community – with incredible results. Hear the back story behind community-led initiatives – the high points, stumbles and break-through moments along the way. Come away with new insights about community-led rejuvenation and build your understanding about enterprise models that can be used to start, grow and sustain a community-led initiative.

COST: NO cost to join. REJUVENATE is supported by Emergency Recovery Victoria

Thursday 11 May | 12 noon – 1pm

Hear how a Neighbourhood Centre in the Upper Murray of Victoria is using a community-led enterprise model to provide for its own future and enrich the rural community it serves. Conversation guest: Sara Jenkins, Corryong Neighbourhood Centre

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Thursday 18 May | 12 noon – 1pm

Hear the why behind two community-led initiatives in North East Victoria that were set up to address local and global environmental challenges and how they are now providing services for rural communities. Conversation guests: Ben McGowan, Managing Director – Indigo Power & Francesca Ciantar, Founder – Plastic Wise Yackandandah

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