Vive les Volunteers – Meet Felicity Stening, Associate Director

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Why did you join NRCF?

Community foundations have a unique structure of supporting organisations that benefit from the funding they receive in a way that delivers meaningful change over a long period of time. I wanted to be part of NRCF because they have a deep understanding of the area and the mechanisms to efficiently deliver funds to a diverse range of projects in the community that provide long lasting impact.

As a volunteer, what is the focus of your role?

I’m part of the Governance Committee as an Associate Director which involves ensuring an overall framework is in place. I’m also part of the Grants Committee that reviews and assesses annual applications from community groups and I take part in the decision making of NRCF’s annual grant funding.

Tell us something that people might not know about you.

I’m a nature lover and enjoy time outside work hiking, running and ocean swimming. In the last ten years I’ve participated in the Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic on six occasions and train with the Byron Bay Triathlon Club. Living close to the beach allows me to take advantage of and enjoy nature as it is important for work life balance. I’m also writing a book on an iconic ocean swimming club.

What do you enjoy about volunteering at NRCF?

As the CEO of Enova Energy I’m able to make an impact professionally to lead and create sustainable communities through renewable energy. Being part of NRCF gives me an opportunity to make a meaningful and positive impact on broader social issues and causes in the local community, which gives me a good balance of living with purpose and giving back.

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