Alpine Valleys Community Leadership (AVCL) is pleased with the Victorian State Government’s recent announcement confirming it will support Regional Community Leadership Programs to deliver the 2023 program as planned. Victoria’s nine Regional Community Leadership Programs will share the $700,000 funding, including Alpine Valleys Community Leadership.

AVCL Chair, Judy Charlton, said, “This is a welcome announcement that ensures all Regional Community Leadership Programs across the state can complete their 2023 program.”

Whilst there is no further State Government funding for a program in 2024, AVCL has been preparing for this possibility, including recently attaining endorsement as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and Public Benevolent Institution (PBI).

“Now, more than ever, grass roots community leadership is needed to support our communities through significant challenges. To continue delivering a community leadership program in 2024 and beyond,  AVCL will need to do so without government funding and rely totally on corporate, philanthropic and community support. AVCL is developing a strategy to this end. We look forward to engaging with our valued stakeholders to help shape this offering for our region,” said Judy.