Richmond Valley Business and Rural Financial Counselling Services (RVB&RFCS) Inc is a local non-profit organisation that hosts government funded programs to foster regional economic development. Historically this included the Casino Regional Business Enterprise Centre, the Northern Rivers and the Mid North Coast Rural Financial Counselling Services and the regional Aboriginal Economic Development Officer (AEDO) program.
Committed to supporting rural Australia, in October 2006, with support from previous service providers, our organisation won the competitive grant application process to deliver under a new model, rural financial counselling services to the north eastern region of New South Wales.
The Rural Financial Counselling Service NSW – Northern Region is administered from its Head Office based in Lismore, and today the organisation employs 14 rural financial counsellors. Outreach offices are located in Armidale, Casino, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Inverell, Macksville, Moree, Narrabri, Scone, Tamworth, Taree. and Tocal.
The Rural Financial Counselling Service programme is funded by the Australian Government and the NSW Government, who have committed funding to June 2021.
The RVB & RFCS vision and mission define our strategic direction for 2019-2023.
Our Vision: Strong and sustainable rural communities.
Our Mission: To deliver independent and professional services empowering members of rural communities in NSW to reach their goals.
RVB & RFCS has identified five high level values that underpin how we will operate to deliver our vision, mission and strategic priorities.
These values will guide and shape our organisational culture including how our Board and our team will work together, with our clients and with our stakeholders to be successful.
These values are outlined below along with a description of:
- what they mean in practice for our clients and communities, and
- what they mean in practice for our organisation and people.