My Community Project is all about local ideas, local projects and local decisions
For the first time, you will be able to put forward ideas for community projects and vote for the best ideas in your area. The projects that get the most votes will receive funding – up to $260,000 is available for your community.
Projects must align with one or more of the six program categories:
Accessible communities – makes everyday life more inclusive to all community members by increasing accessibility and mobility
Cultural communities – adds to the cultural and artistic life of the community by increasing opportunities for residents to participate in arts and cultural activities
Healthy communities – supports the community’s physical and mental wellbeing, by enabling healthy and active lifestyles
Liveable communities – improves local amenity and environment
Revitalising communities – fosters stronger community bonds, encourages social engagement and participation in public programs
Safe communities – promotes a safe and secure community where people can participate and enjoy the benefits of community life.
Uniting, Children, Young People and Families, in partnership
with Settlement Services International (SSI), secured government funding to
deliver a new program called Ability Links NSW in Nepean Blue Mountains,
Northern Sydney, Western Sydney, Illawarra Shoalhaven and Southern NSW.
This free, innovative new program for people with a disability, their families and carers is aimed at promoting social inclusion and community participation.
Inspo from previous years and Condom Couture from North Carolina:
reply to this EOI by Friday 8th February 2019 and the
successful organisation will be advised week commencing 11th Feb
when the mannequin, voucher and condoms will be delivered to your service to
get started on the design and making of the outfit.
finished Condom Outfit will go on tour for approximately 10 weeks to community
organisations acknowledging the makers provided that it is robust enough.
an independent evaluation of the Condom Outfit in 2014 was proven to raise
awareness of condom usage and encourage young people to visit sexual health
clinics and GPs for testing. HARP intend to
spark interest in and create an environment whereby Sexually Transmissible
Infections (STIs) can be discussed, accepted and ultimately prevented without
fear, myth, stigma or discrimination. Such an open atmosphere will be a
key to reducing the risk factors for STIs in the future.
We would like to invite you to use our new website and
downloadable resource named “Helping your client with legal issues: a guide for
The Department of Justice and Legal Aid NSW have prepared
this website and resource to help community workers to assist clients,
including those from multicultural communities, with their legal issues.
The website and resource covers common legal issues
experienced by clients which include:
The Creating Synergy is a
biennial conference that highlights a range of innovative work in prevention, early
intervention, treatment and health promotion currently implemented by the
health, welfare and education sectors to support people who use drugs or
2019 conference will showcase evidence-based best practice when working
with young people. It will present updates on research and policy that underpin
the work of alcohol and other drug clinicians, outreach workers, treatment
officers, peer workers treatment concerned with minimising the harms of alcohol
and other drug use among young people in our communities.
conference boasts an amazing mix of excellent keynote and concurrent session
speakers and presenters.
Creating Synergy 2019 will also feature
two concurrent full day Pre-Conference Workshops on Wednesday 5 June
Acceptance and Commitment
Therapy (ACT) and the Thriving Adolescent- Dr Joe Ciarrochi
Creating Collaboration for
Change- Dr Coralie Wales, Dr Kia Wallwork & Kerrie O’Leary
Synergy Committee welcomes you to join us in at the Creating Synergy Conference in June 2019.