Joint Management Committee
The Joint Management Committee (JMC) is responsible for the management and allocation of funds generated from sales of Cultural Fire Credits. Its role is to govern funds based on the number of Credits purchased and allocate Credits to community projects submitted to the Firesticks Expression of Interest Register.
The committee meets at least quarterly to assess expressions of interest and allocate Credits purchased via the General Buy pathway. The JMC allocates investment applying the principle of equity. Some projects will need more investment, particularly in their earlier stages, than others. Projects led by communities that have been implementing cultural fire for several years are likely to require relatively less investment.
The Joint Management Committee comprises:
- Two representatives from Firesticks Alliance: a chairperson and one member of the executive team
- Two representatives from the AbCF: The Chair and Chief Executive Officer;
- One independent expert, to be agreed upon by AbCF and Firesticks. The independent expert will become a member of the JMC for a term of three years.