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The i98FM Illawarra Convoy broadened its focus in 2016 with a new name and greater charitable reach. The region’s biggest one-day fundraising event has been rebadged as the i98FM Illawarra Convoy to reflect its commitment to broaden the support to the Illawarra and South Coast community, including the founding beneficiary, Camp Quality.

After donating $500,000 to Camp Quality, Convoy will contribute to a range of local groups and individuals through the Illawarra Community Foundation. The administrative and financial costs of running the event will now be managed by members of the Foundation, leaving Camp Quality to focus on what they do best, helping children and their families through their cancer journey.

The Illawarra Community Foundation assumes responsibility for ensuring all funds raised by the event are distributed to charities and families in need and is accountable for the decisions made. We want to ensure the funds raised through the Illawarra community who have supported this event so strongly over the years can benefit the greatest amount of people within the Illawarra and South Coast regions.

The Illawarra Community Foundation board comprises a dedicated team of people who are involved in the organisation and continuing success of the event as well as those with the skills and experience to best distribute and manage the funds.

All funds raised are pooled and distributed by the Foundation through a submissions process. Individual donors cannot choose a recipient to distribute their funds to but all applicants who fit the criteria are welcome to apply for funding. To receive funding, applicants MUST take part in the submissions process.

ILLAWARRA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION MISSION STATEMENT

We reduce the financial and emotional burden on families who have a member undergoing treatment for potentially life threatening illnesses.

OUR OBJECTIVES:

  • The Illawarra Community Foundation provides financial assistance and respite services to individuals and their families living in the Illawarra & South Coast regions who are suffering financially due to a potentially life threatening illness.
  • The Illawarra Community Foundation offers financial assistance to any association or organisation, whose objects are altogether or in part similar to those of the Illawarra Community Foundation.
  • Provides direct funding for the purchase of medical equipment for hospitals within the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Health District in consultation with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Board, so that these hospitals are able to obtain the most current equipment for diagnosis and treatment

FUNDING AREAS

Illawarra Community Foundation Funding for 2016 i98fm Illawarra Convoy Funds is split into two main areas;

1. INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY SUPPORT

This funding will provide financial assistance to individuals and their families living in the Illawarra & South Coast regions who are suffering financially due to a potentially life threatening illness. To be eligible for family support from the Illawarra Community Foundation, you must meet the following criteria;

  • Have an immediate family member with a potentially life threatening illness.
  • Diagnosis of illness/condition and limitations confirmed by a doctor or specialist.
  • Currently receiving treatment for the illness.
  • Currently live within the Illawarra & south coast regions, including Wollongong, Kiama, Shoalhaven, Shellharbour, and Wollondilly Shire council areas.
  • Be under financial stress due to the illness. This may be due to unpaid or increased time off work or the extra financial burden of treatment.
  • Preference is given to families with children with life threatening conditions.

NOTE: Funding may be granted in other exceptional circumstances, where misfortune has caused severe financial difficulties at the discretion of the Illawarra Community Foundation board of directors.

EXAMPLES OF SUPPORT AVAILABLE

  • Food and/or petrol gift cards
  • Holiday/accomodation gift cards
  • Pharmacy account – an account opened in the name of the applicant with your local, regular pharmacy for over the counter and/or prescription medication required as part of treatment. (Pharmacy Details required with application)
  • Medical equipment required as part of treatment paid directly to supplier of equipment. (Invoice/quotation required with application)
  • other, at the discretion of the Illawarra Community Foundation board of directors & committee

All funding applications will be considered by the Illawarra Community Foundation board of directors on a monthly basis

PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY SUPPORT APPLICATION FORM
BY CLICKING HERE——-> DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM

To have a microsoft word version of the form emailed to you for typing your application please email rigbym@i98illawarraconvoy.com.au

For funding enquiries please call Mark Rigby 0409 412 363 or email rigbym@i98illawarraconvoy.com.au

Please send completed applications and supporting documentation to;

FUNDING APPLICATIONS
Illawarra Community Foundation,
Locked Bag 6198, Wollongong, NSW, 2500

OR EMAIL rigbym@i98illawarraconvoy.com.au

2. EXISTING CHARITY SUPPORT (FUNDING OF UP TO $20,000 PER EXISTING CHARITY AVAILABLE)

This support/funding will offer financial assistance to any association or organisation, whose objects are altogether or in part similar to those of the Illawarra Community Foundation. To be eligible for existing charity support from the Illawarra Community Foundation, you must meet the following criteria;

  • You MUST be a registered not for profit charity, based in the Illawarra Region, including Wollongong, Kiama, Shoalhaven, Shellharbour, and Wollondilly Shire council areas.
  • Your charity MUST work with people with life threatening conditions.
  • Your request MUST be for capital equipment purchases, or patient vehicle costs based in the Wollongong, Kiama, Shoalhaven, Shellharbour, and Wollondilly Shire council areas. Wollondilly council areas.
  • The Illawarra Community Foundation will not pay for staffing costs or pay funding amounts directly to charities.
  • Applications MUST include a quotation for the requested equipment. Payment of funding will be direct to the supplier.
  • Preference is given to organisations working with children with life threatening conditions.
  • Successful organisations will be required to attend and provide volunteers to assist on the day of the i98fm Illawarra Convoy, Sunday 19th November 2017.
  • Successful organisations will be required to share their funding stories with our media team, including WIN news, i98FM radio, i98FM and Illawarra Convoy Facebook, i98FM & Illawarra Convoy websites

All funding applications will be considered by the Illawarra Community Foundation board of directors on a monthly basis.

PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE EXISTING CHARITY/GROUP APPLICATION FORM

BY CLICKING HERE——> DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM

To have a microsoft word version of the form emailed to you for typing your application please email rigbym@i98illawarraconvoy.com.au

Please send completed applications and supporting documentation to;

FUNDING APPLICATIONS
Illawarra Community Foundation,
Locked Bag 6198, Wollongong, NSW, 2500

OR EMAIL rigbym@i98illawarraconvoy.com.au