Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014-2024

indexIt’s just under a year since the release of the Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014-2024 to reform the NSW mental health sector and facilitate improved mental health and wellbeing for all of us in NSW.

We’d like to hear from you as to what you think about the Plan, your experience of implementation and how you think mental health reform is progressing.

Whether you work for a government agency or a community managed organisation, or if you have a lived experience of mental illness or are a carer, your views are important to us and will help us form a picture of progress.

To participate, just start the survey now.

We look forward to hearing your views and thank you in advance for your participation.

Funding Grants | Hepatitis Awareness Week 2014

Hepatitis NSW is happy to announce the launch 2014 NSW Hepatitis Awareness Week Community Grants Program.

$15,000 in grants is available for community organisations and other groups to run hepatitis awareness raising activities in NSW during NSW Hepatitis Awareness Week 28th July – 3rd August, 2014.

Applications are now being accepted for grants of up to $2500.

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To discuss your grant idea or to request an information pack and application form, please contact Sarah George (Ph: 02 8217 7705)


The grant application processes closes on the 30th May, 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 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.