Does your Community Kitchen need an upgrade?

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) is giving rural and regional NSW community organisations the chance to apply for kitchen cabinetry and appliances worth more than $20,000 to create or upgrade a community kitchen.

The RASF Community Kitchen Grant is made up of benches and cabinetry as well as at least $10,000 worth of state of the art appliances and white goods from The Australian Women’s Weekly Theatre Kitchen at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. This includes a gas cooktop, oven, sink, taps, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer.

Apply today

Domestic Violence Resource Centre

Domestic Violence Resource Centre (DVRCV) make websites, videos, apps, brochures, posters and lots more to help people understand what family violence is, why it happens, how to recognise it and how to help others who are experiencing it.

They also run training classes for people who work with family violence victim/survivors and professionals who work to prevent more violence from happening.

Your Service Hub

Your Service Hub is an online directory of alcohol and other drugs support, health and welfare services. If you need support for your own or someone else’s substance use, you should use terms in Find Services like:

  • drug and alcohol family support
  • drug and alcohol Aboriginal services
  • drug counselling
  • drug and alcohol rehabilitation
  • drug and alcohol residential treatment

along with your suburb name to narrow the search to services near you.

Not sure what service you need? Call the Alcohol and Drug Information Service on 1800 250 015.

A Good Day’s Work: How Can Organisations Best Support Their Staff?

StaffWorking in the aged and disability sectors can be extremely rewarding and also challenging. In the next film in our A Good Day’s Work series, we spoke with four senior staff members to ask them what makes a great manager, and how organisations can best support their staff.

Click here to view the video.

$1.2M Funding for Youth Empowerment

COMPACT Media Release June 2018.PDF - Adobe Acrobat Reader DCMinister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams today launched a new $1.2 million round of the successful Community in Partnership Taking Action (COMPACT) Grants Program.
Mr Williams said organisations have an opportunity to join an alliance of community partners who reach deep into the community to support youth who are isolated or feel disconnected.

“Many of the young people I have met who have participated in our COMPACT programs are now leading positive, meaningful lives, which is why we are extending this initiative,” Mr Williams said.

“Our partners, such as the NRL, provide young people opportunities to get involved in sport, while other programs like PCYC offer community mentoring support.”

“Sometimes young people just need someone to talk to, COMPACT helps start the conversation.”

More than 20,000 young people have already benefitted from COMPACT.

NRL Youth Advocate Christina Tabone is one of 2,500 students who completed the NRL and Moving Forward Together Association’s In League In Harmony program.

“This program helped me boost my confidence and leadership skills to run a big event at my school to mark Harmony Day this year,” Miss Tabone said “With all the skills I’ve learnt, I’d love to work in community engagement after school to help others.”

The new round of funding will support partnerships between community, private sector, youth, sports, arts/media, and educational organisations by providing funding for innovative youth projects.

COMPACT partnerships valued at $50,000 to $150,000 per year for up to two years will be considered. For more information about how you can join the Alliance, visit

Health and Sustainability Grants

Kiama Municipal Council is offering Health and Sustainability Grants of up to $1,000 to promote health and sustainability in the Kiama municipality.

The aim is to bring together local residents and community groups with an interest in health and sustainability to drive small projects to improve the health and environmental outcomes for the Kiama Community.

Applications close Friday 20 July at 4pm.

You can find out more about Health and Sustainability Grants and get a copy of the guidelines and an application form here.


2018 Community Building Partnerships Program

logoThe NSW Government is investing in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes, while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

In 2018, incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils are eligible to apply for grants between $2500 and $330,000. The average grant awarded is around $20,000.

Applications close Friday 15 June 2018.

Click here to apply now!

Multilingual resource toolkit as part of NSW HIV Testing

The Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service is pleased to launch a new multilingual resource toolkit as part of NSW HIV Testing Week (1-7 June) 2018.

Developed for use by community, health, education and other key organisations the toolkit is designed to enhance the reach of the HIV Testing Week campaign to people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

It includes a comprehensive range of multilingual media materials including digital assets for sharing via social media as well as media releases.

You can support HIV Testing Week by downloading and sharing the materials here or simply use the attached PDF.

Today’s treatments are very effective and mean those living with HIV can live long and healthy lives. That’s why accessing regular HIV testing is very important.

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Would you like to WIN $1,000 CASH? (1st Prize)

womens health centreBuy a ticket in our annual fundraising raffle!

Help us raise funds to support our crisis and recovery programs for women experiencing or escaping domestic violence. We are receiving more and more girls and women at the Centre who need immediate support, and ongoing assistance to rebuild their lives. We receive limited government funding for this support and to meet demand we need to raise an additional $30,000 through donations and fundraising – so we need your support!

Support the girls and women of the Illawarra not survive but thrive after domestic violence…
…buy a ticket in our raffle!

 Please click here to purchase

Only $5 a ticket (5 for $25!)

2nd Prize valued at $500
A special night away at the Wollongong Novotel!

One night’s accommodation at the Wollongong Northbeach Novotel Hotel, in an ocean view balcony room, including buffet breakfast for two and free parking PLUS a buffet lunch or dinner for two in the Novotel Windjammers restaurant including a bottle of house wine!

3rd Prize valued at $400
$400 voucher at Freckles Beauty Therapy

Wollongong’s exclusive boutique beauty salon, Freckles offers a warm, relaxed, inviting environment, where you will not only obtain outer beauty results but learn to embrace your inner wellbeing as well at an affordable price. Freckles specialises in skin wellness and indulgent body treatments – choose from Swedish, aromatherapy or hot stone massages, or replenish your inner well and senses with any one of our traditional beauty treatments.