Shellharbour Cultural Diversity Action Plan Survey – Closes Soon

Shellharbour City Council strongly values our multicultural community. We are developing a Cultural Diversity Action Plan to align with our Cultural Diversity Policy and our community’s current needs, aspirations and demographics. The Plan will identify a range of steps to improve communication with our multicultural community to assist us to:

  • Provide more accessible places and spaces
  • Deliver better culturally responsive services, programs and events
  • Reduce the barriers experienced by multicultural community members

We invite you to fill out the survey and share the link with your networks.

Thank you

Illawarra Interagency May Meeting + June Training

Next Meeting Community Capacity Building
Wednesday 24 May 2023
2pm – 4pm
Register Here

We are meeting in May with a focus on Community Capacity Building in our region. There’s no better time than now to consider how we can look at ways to reinvigorate our region, post-pandemic and entering into a new financial year.  We are honoured to present our well-recognised guest speaker and specialist in the field, Keith Whelan “The Grants Guy”. 

We will be covering topics such as: Defining Community Capacity Building in our community Identifying and using our community’s strengths and opportunities Making useful connections and partnerships This is a great opportunity to re-visit the core of community development work, to help us to be a more sustainable, liveable and prosperous Illawarra.

Register Here

NB. This meeting will be held via Teams for the first time instead of Zoom, please advise if you have any limitations with this technology


Community Grants Workshop
Thursday 15 June 9.30am – 11.30am

Register Here

About the Presenter:
Keith presently works sourcing grants and funding for both the public and private sector across Australia. He presently teaches Grants Writing Courses at the University of University of Sydney and the University of Adelaide and acts as a Consultant for all levels of Government in Australia.

Who Should Attend:
This workshop is ideal for any Community Organisation, Not-for-Profit, School, Cultural, Arts or Sports Organisation interested in finding out more about current existing grants, how you can prepare for future funding and how to use it to support your organisation. Current developments in relation to Government & Philanthropic Grants will be discussed as well as how to get your organisation ‘Grants-Ready’ for any application you will be submitting in the future for the public or private sector.

What Will be Covered:
What Grants Funding is available how to apply
Grants Project Plan
Grants Budget
Grant Writing Do’s & Don’ts
Practical Writing Tips
Creating Grants Templates for Standard Application Questions
Creating a Grants Calendar
Grants Acquittal, Auditing & Evaluation
Writing a Business Case
Report Writing, Funding Acquittals & Evaluation
Establishing Community Capacity Building
This is a great opportunity to polish your grant writing knowledge and skills, and help you attract funding to your organisation at the start the new financial year. 

Morning Tea Provided
Register Here


Just for Carers…

Please find attached a flyer for our FREE 24/7 LOVE Carers group starting Friday 7th Oct, in Port Kembla.  This is a collaboration between Relationships Australia’s Ability Groupwork Program and the Sydney Botanic Gardens Community Greening Program.

Each session includes:

  • A little plant that we’ll learn how to propagate herbal teas from – (a different plant / tea each session, which carers can take home and continue to work with).
  • Fun and gentle self-care and self-compassion-mindfulness activities, top tips ‘n tricks for making time for oneself, & connection with other carers.
  • A delicious and healthy lunch.

The sessions are 2 weeks apart – which might make it easier for people to think about commuting if they live in Sydney town or further a-field?

For more information please contact:  Ability Groupwork  or call 02 4221 2000

Employment and Training

This nationally recognised qualification will provide you with skills and knowledge to build your career opportunities. You will gain practical skills to prepare for a range of business and administration roles.

Topics covered include:

  • customer service
  • popular software applications
  • preparing business documents and business correspondence
  • workplace technology and communication.

You will have access to great support and the opportunity to undertake work placement.

With small class sizes, student support and subsidies for eligible students, there’s never been a better time to study. Contact us to discuss your requirements and your funding eligibility.

For further details, please visit our website here or call us on 02 4232 1050

*This training is subsidised by the NSW Govt. for eligible participants.This training is fee-free for eligible students under the Job Trainer program.

Health and Wellbeing

Lifeline’s Out of the Shadows Walk

Create hope this World Suicide Prevention Day.

Join us as we as we walk at sunrise to raise awareness, remember those lost to suicide, and support those who are impacted and continue to struggle with suicide.

Saturday, 10 September

This year’s Out of the Shadows Walk is a very special event for us as we have hoped to hold this event in-person for a number of years – and now we finally can!
Most importantly we will be walking in solidarity to support those impacted by suicide; working together to create change and bring suicide out of the darkness and into the light.

Together we can make a difference and send a message of hope to those who are struggling. 

When: 5:45AM, Saturday 10 September 
Where: Wollongong Lighthouse, Flagstaff Hill

Following the walk, we will host a short ceremony to remember those who have been lost to suicide, and share stories of hope. We will have a Lifeline Wellbeing Tent with Ambassadors available, as well as a light breakfast. 

This is a free event for the community. Please click the link below for more information and resources to share.