Inspiring Future Leaders

Nurturing engaged, local people to transform their ideas into local projects through seed funding in Brighton and Derwent Valley community.

Inspiring Future Leaders (IFL) is a capacity building leadership program run by Centacare Evolve Housing (CEH) in the Brighton and Derwent Valley municipality. The program supports and empowers local community members to gain confidence and skills in planning and delivering projects in community. Seed funding and supports are provided to bring the projects to life. This year our program is focused around communications for community projects.

The aim of the program is to nurture engaged, reflective local people to gain confidence and skills that will enable them to transform their communities. We believe that supporting community leaders will enhance their potential to lift and break the cycle of stigma and disadvantage for their communities.

2022 - Expressions of Interest - Communications Focus

Expressions of interest are now open.

Who can join us?

  • Anyone over the age of 18
  • Anyone in community wanting to learn new skills in communication and projects
  • If you have a great idea and want to learn how to make it a reality
  • Be committed and attend the 8 sessions to complete the program

When does it start?

  • This program will run between the 19th of May and the 14th of July
  • 8 sessions over 2 hours every Thursday

What does it cost?

  • There is no cost to complete this program
  • All training materials and technology will be provided

What can you expect?

  • The sessions are focused around learning about yourself and your strengths
  • Learning new communications skills
  • Learning from guest speakers with specialised skills
  • Build a network of opportunities within the group for connections and growth
  • Learn to develop a project plan and pitch your idea
  • Be in the running for seed funding to develop the idea into a real project in community

Next steps

  • Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open. EOIs close on May 13th 2022
  • Complete our Expression of Interest (EOI) form by clicking here
  • We will inform people of the outcome

If you have any questions or need transport or supports please contact Elise on 03 6173 0060