Nominations for the 2019 Caddyshack Awards now open!

The Caddyshack Project presents an annual awards program to recognise and acknowledge individuals and services within the Illawarra and Shoalhaven that are making a significant contribution to the sexual health and well-being of our communities.

The categories are:

Individual Award – This award recognises the achievement by an individual working within the Health or Community Services sector in the promotion of sexual health.

Service Award – This award recognises the achievement by a service in promoting sexual health within their service, or broader community.

Project Award- This award recognises a project designed and implemented by an individual or a service aiming to improve the sexual health and well-being of individuals or communities.

The CaddyShack Innovators Encouragement Award – This award recognises individuals or services who have developed a new or innovative project or activity to promote sexual health within their service, to clients or the community. In particular the individual or service may be new in the field, or have overcome individual or organisational barriers to progress sexual health.

Please submit the attached form to make a nomination. Closes Friday 25th October 2019.

Food Fairness Illawarra

Invites you to:

To celebrate World Food Day and Climate Change Week, join us and other foodies for an evening of connection, nourishment and inspiration over a feast of local and ethically sourced food.

Our actions are our future!

The evening will feature a number of expo stalls, interactive demonstrations, the screening of the brand new and inspiring film 2040 (Damon Gameau, the director of That Sugar Film), and a panel of local guest speakers.

Places are limited, so bookings essential. 

Get involved involved
If interested in hosting an expo stall / information display at the event regarding any fair food related activities, please get in contact with Berbel Franse ( or 02 4283 8111)

Disability support & more info
The event is accessible for people with a disability and supports will be provided upon request by COB Monday 7th Oct. Contact Berbel Franse ( or 02 4283 8111)

Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger is more than just addressing hunger. And there are many opportunities to get involved in changing the food system together, so we look forward connecting with you! 

About | Coota Girls Aboriginal Corporation

The Coota Girls Aboriginal Corporation was founded in 2013. Established by a group of former residents of the Cootamundra Domestic Training Home for Aboriginal Girls (1912-1969).

The Coota Girls Aboriginal Corporation aims to meet the social, emotional and spiritual well being support needs of former residents, their families and descendants in a practical manner. 

Department of Communities and Justice Scholarship Program

The Department of Communities and Justice, or DCJ Scholarship Program (formerly the FACS Scholarship Program) helps young people to finish their education and reach their full potential.

Students can use their scholarship for educational, support related or living expenses in the 2020 academic year. This can include text books, tutoring, medical needs or childcare costs – among other things.

Eligibility is as follows:

  • living in social housing, which includes:
    • living in public housing, including Aboriginal housing
    • being on the NSW Housing Register (wait list)
    • receiving private rental assistance from DCJ (not Centrelink)
    • receiving a Rent Choice product (Start Safely, Youth, Veterans, Transition)
    • living in community housing/Aboriginal community housing
    • living in housing provided by a Local Aboriginal Land Council
    • living in Supported Accommodation through a Specialist Homelessness Service Provider (Homeless Youth Assistance, Crisis/Immediate, Transitional Housing)


  • living in out-of-home care, which includes:
    • statutory out-of-home care
    • supported out-of-home care
    • voluntary out-of-home care


  • studying in one of the following:
    • year 10, 11 or 12 at a NSW high school or equivalent at a TAFE college
    • a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship
    • a VET subject at a NSW high school in 2020.

What are the application dates?
Applications opened at 9am on Monday, 16 September 2019.

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday, 31 October 2019 for year 10, 11 or 12 students,

For returning applicants at TAFE, university or in a traineeship or apprenticeship, the deadline for a student to provide their letter of offer for a course is 21 February 2020. 

How can I help?
A promotional pack is available for you to download from

It includes: an A3 poster factsheet for new applicants factsheet for returning applicants applicant guidelines social media images to share online promotional videos.   Please share this information with the young people you work with and your networks, and help us spread the word.

Where can I find out more?
If you have any questions, please call us on 02 8753 8673 or email

Conference | Disability

This year, The Disability Trust will be hosting the Your Voice Your Choice Self Advocacy Conference for people with a disability, parents and carers, and service providers on 14th and 15th October 2019 at Novotel Northbeach. The theme is choice and control and excitingly will feature Australian Paralympian and media personality, Dylan Alcott OAM as the keynote speaker.

At the Your Voice Your Choice National Self Advocacy Conference, you can learn from others who are leading life their way and getting the most out of their NDIS plans. The Conference will feature a range of topics and workshops that will inform individuals on initiatives within tailoring their NDIS plans to their personal needs.