The Dumbleyung Community Resource Centre (CRC) and the complete CRC network state wide are in jeopardy of future funding being reduced or ceasing in early 2019.
The CRC currently receives a large portion of its operating costs through funding from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and without this support we will not remain sustainable. The balance of our operating costs are covered via income which is generated - venue hire, facility use, workshops, memberships etc.
The existing State Government funding model has recently been significantly altered by reducing CRC’s contract duration from three years to 18months. There is a review underway which may determine whether CRC’s receive a funding extension after March 2019.
As a committee we are doing our upmost to be proactive and showcase the important role our local CRC plays. The need for ongoing funding allows us to continue to provide services, events, workshops and training the community has come to enjoy and rely on.
The CRC is gathering support letters from community businesses, groups and individuals to showcase the value our CRC plays in the lives of local community members.
You can show your support by completing the attached letter in this link or by writing your own letter of support to the Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; the Honourable Ms Alannah MacTiernan MLC.
We will continue to share updates with the community and should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to speak with Ally or any of the CRC committee.
In the meantime, it is business as usual at the Dumbleyung CRC. We are committed to continuing to build our capacity and role within the Shire, with some exciting planned workshops, events and training sessions.
Together, let’s continue to build a greater community hub that’s here to stay for future generations!