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Wednesday, 12 November 2014 11:36

Beyond the Bell - project update

'Beyond the Bell' is gaining momentum as it engages with more stakeholders and community members through the development of localised action plans.

Each Local Area Team in CorangamiteColac OtwayGlenelgMoyneSouthern Grampians and Warrnambool is currently working with their local community to complete an action plan by the end of 2014. Each group is currently collecting data and talking to people across the community about the issues that prevent educational outcomes for their children, students, clients, friends, families and themselves. A regional plan is expected to be finalised by the end of February 2015.

The Beyond the Bell Project has also been shortlisted as one of 11 early stage collective impact initiatives in Australia. Through a process called 'The Search', an esteemed international judging panel reviewed 49 applications. This project has been selected as one of only 3 in Victoria, and the Working Group has been invited to submit a full application for funding of $1million by February 2015 with an announcement to be made in March 2015.

The current working group is about to transition to a new governance model. They have successfully established the foundations for the project and have guided it through the preparatory phase. As the project transitions into the next phase, a new regional governance model and associated representation is required. Positioned within the Strengthen Our Communities Pillar, the Regional Governance Group will provide leadership for and have oversight of the Beyond the Bell Project. It will guide the co-ordination of the project on a regional basis and will be responsible for ensuring that the project continues to progress under a regional and collective impact approach.

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