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Community rewards

Posted by: bou125

June 5, 2017

Community sharing benefits

Image: CSIRO Local Voices Team Leader Dr Kieren Moffatt and local Wickham Tidy Town members.

CSIRO are reminding community groups how easy it is to benefit every month from the rewards process.

Leading the rewards program currently are the Wickham Tidy Towns group. President, Kelly Nunn, sees Local Voices as an opportunity for the whole community.

“Our Local Voices rewards money will help us have the money to scope out our community projects in more detail, which is a good outcome for the whole town. We’d encourage community groups to support and promote Local Voices through their networks, it’s quick and easy to get involved.”

“The ongoing data from the  Local Voices surveys will help everyone understand the challenges and opportunities facing our communities and hopefully offer some direction for us all.”

“We want our town to be the best it can be. It wasn’t just about the rewards process for us. We work closely with the City of Karratha, other community groups and Rio Tinto, so it’s in all our best interests to be involved and participate in Local Voices”, Mrs Nunn said.

To register for participation in Local Voices or to nominate a local community group for rewards, go to research.csiro.au/LocalVoices

Connect your participation with a broader community benefit through a structured community reward program.

Every eligible individual who registers with Local Voices and completes a survey receives tokens. Each monthly Pulse survey earns four tokens. Participants allocate their tokens to eligible community groups who can then cash these in – 1000 tokens are worth $500. Alternatively, the community group can cash in tokens pro rata after 6 months if they haven’t yet reached 1000 tokens. For example, 500 tokens would be equal to $250.

Groups or organisations nominate to join the rewards scheme. They must be not-for-profit groups operating in the Pilbara region, and may be school P&C’s, charities, sports clubs or other organisations. There is no limit to the number of credits any one community group can accrue. Full eligibility criteria are given in the Terms & Conditions. Use the link below to nominate a community group.

There is no limit to the number of credits any one community group can accrue. The challenge for community groups is to get their networks motivated to complete surveys to trigger rewards – CSIRO can provide community groups with material to help do this. Contact us for further information.

Nominate a community group