COMING SOON: The Business Resilience Project

The Business Resilience Project provides local SMEs with tools and guidance to support resilience and mental wellbeing in the workplace

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Support coming for the Hastings, Manning and Richmond Valley Business Communities.


The catastrophic fire season of 2019 into 2020 caused immense loss and hardship to communities and business across our local regions. Loss of homes livelihood and businesses have alerted business leaders and government agencies to the need for a regional response to support mental health and wellbeing.

CHESS Connect are proud to announce a successful recent tender with the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund to assist in building resilience and wellbeing within local small businesses.

The Business Resilience Project is a strength-based workplace support that provides business owners with the tools and guidance needed to support resilience and mental wellbeing for both themselves, and their workforce.

The project will be delivered in the Manning and Hastings Valleys in the south and Richmond Valley region in the north. Free to any small business owner in these regions, the project is set to launch July 2021.

Currently, CHESS Connect are seeking to employ a confident, community minded mentors to connect with local business as part of the Business Resilience Project. The role of the Business Resilience Mentor will be to provide support and guidance to local small businesses who have been impacted by the bushfires and assist them in developing a roadmap to navigate the stresses, challenges, and opportunities they face.

Interested? Click below for more information and to apply this exciting role in the regions newest workplace wellbeing initiative.

Lismore/Richmond Valley Mentor
Hastings/Manning Valley Mentor

Expressions of interest for small business owners wanting to engage with the Business Resilience Project will be open soon.

Watch this space!


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*This is a Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund project through the joint Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Although funding for this product has been provided by both the Australian and NSW Governments, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views of either government*