Heartbeat of Rural Australia: how NFPs and community groups are faring in 2021
The vitality of remote, rural, and regional communities is driven by many interdependent factors, but the work of community-led not-for-profit organisations in providing programs, services, activities, and opportunities, is at the core.
Through the Foundation of Rural and Regional Renewal‘s (FRRR) work, we identified a gap in data that quantifies the role of these organisations, and their impact in their communities. In addition, we saw a need for data to quantify and qualify the effects of the cumulative shocks and stressors of the last two years.
This research serves as a useful benchmark and tool for community groups to amplify their story and attract the support they need to play their many critical roles. It also points to ways in which funders and policy-makers can better support communities.
FRRR has made the Heartbeat dataset freely available for all communities on the Seer platform. Alongside the survey data, you can access community indicators that are customisable to any location, as well as Open data sets and Seer data collections. Follow the steps below to access the data assets, and join the upcoming masterclass to learn how to use these assets to help your community.