Hepatitis Awareness Week NSW 2015

Hepatitis Awareness Week NSW 2015 runs from 27 August to 2 July 2015.  This year’s theme is Time to Act because with new treatments soon to become available we want to encourage people to see that now is the Time to Act on viral hepatitis. Final date for applications is 5pm, Friday 1st May 2015.

Now is also the Time to Act on applying for community grants.  Hepatitis NSW is providing grants of up to $2500 to NSW community organisations and health agencies to run activities that aim to raise awareness of viral hepatitis and hepatitis issues.  This includes prevention of transmission, treatment, stigma and discrimination.

All grant applications will be considered and Hepatitis NSW especially encourages creative local approaches for activities that:

  • Are held or launched between 27 July and 2 August
  • Target: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically
  • Diverse communities, young people, people who inject drugs and people who are or have been in prison
  • Respond to an identified local need
  • Increase awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis issues

Hepatitis NSW has helped dozens of groups with events over the years including:

  • Awards events for local hepatitis champions and advocates
  • Community forums to identify service and education gaps in the local area
  • Poster competitions, art workshops, t –shirt printing
  • Starting a support group for people living with hepatitis B or hepatitis C
  • Running a campaign on local or social media

For a grant application pack or to discuss your ideas, activities, options and available support please contact Kerry Walker 02 9332 1853 or kwalker@hep.org.au


Southern Phone Grants Scheme | Kiama

Ideas for community-based projects in the Kiama area can become a reality under a new grant scheme made available to the municipality.

Southern Phone Company hopes to fund a number of community-based projects with a total of $25,000 of grant funding on offer to provide a physical asset for, or service to, the local community within the Kiama LGA.

“Previously, community grants have enabled great projects such as a refugee exchange program, music albums, theatre productions, arts festivals, environmental work, cultural art and much more’, said Mayor Brian Petschler. “I encourage all of our community groups to work with Council to take advantage of this valuable opportunity and create projects that enrich our community and often leave a legacy for future generations”, he said.

Kiama Council is responsible for collating and submitting the grant applications.

“I congratulate the Southern Phone Company on this initiative to assist local projects”, said Mayor Brian Petschler. “Kiama Council is a foundation shareholder in this successful which business based on local government”, he said.

If you are unsure please contact the Southern Phone Grants project office on (02) 67665222 to discuss your ideas prior to submitting your application. Successful grants will be announced by Southern Phone Company before the end of the year, with money dispersed by June 2015.

If you are interested in submitting a grant applications please ring (02) 4232 0444 or drop-in to the Council Administration Centre at 11 Manning Street Kiama. We will give you a copy of the guidelines plus the terms and conditions. Applications close at 4pm on Friday 14 November 2014.

Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund | 2014 Grants Program

Since 1917 our Staff Community Fund has been supporting the health and wellbeing of Australian children. Thanks to the generosity of our staff who donate to the Staff Community Fund, we are able to assist thousands of Aussie kids each year. In 2014 we are awarding $2 million, in grants of up to $10,000 to youth-focused community organisations across Australia.

The Grants program commenced in 2007 and has since awarded grants of up to $10,000 to more than 900 organisations, totalling more than $7.6million.  Grants allow staff to give back to the communities we live and work in by awarding funding to local charities in these communities.

Would you know a community group that would like to apply?

Applications are currently open for our 2014 Community Grant’s program. For information on how to apply, visit www.commbank.com.au/grants. Applications close on Friday 14 March  2014.

Who is eligible to apply for a Community Grant?

To apply for a Community Grant the organisation must support youth up to the age of 21 years old in Australia and be endorsed with a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status by the Australian Tax Office or Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Past Recipients

In 2013 we were pleased to support 235 Community organisations across Australia by awarding more than $2,000,000 in Community Grants.

We’re for the Bush Drought Appeal

Commonwealth Bank has joined forces with the Daily Telegraph and 2GB to launch an appeal to raise funds for people in drought affected rural areas in NSW.

The campaign commenced this week with a $50K donation from the Commonwealth Bank, along with contributions from the Daily Telegraph and Macquarie Radio, owner of 2GB.

The Bank’s initial contribution will help to fund a convoy of six trucks that will deliver 246 bales of hay to farms between Corowa and Walgett. The convoy leaves Corowa today, visiting farms along the route, before arriving in Dubbo at lunchtime on Saturday.  The Mayor of Dubbo will host a fundraising event including a community barbecue and live country music.

The convoy will then continue to Walgett where their Mayor will put on another event where the community will be treated to free food and music.

After the initial hay delivery, proceeds from the ongoing appeal – which will be administered by the Salvation Army – will be made available to those in need in the form of vouchers for IGA supermarkets and rural store CRT.

We are committed to supporting our customers and the community in times of need, which is why we’ve partnered with The Daily Telegraph and 2GB to launch this appeal.

Make a donation:

To donate, please:

  1. visit your nearest Commonwealth Bank branch, or
  2. pay via direct credit to:

Account Name: The Salvation Army – ‘We’re for the bush’ drought appeal

BSB: 062000

Account Number: 15295020

  1. pay online with a credit card via the Bank’s website link below.