grants-guyThursday 2 March 2017
9am – 12pm    |   $30 (+booking fee)

Shellharbour Council Chambers
Lamerton House, Lamerton Crescent, Shellharbour City Centre


Our Grants Guy event booked out last year – Please register early. Share this with those who can benefit.

This workshop is an ideal, practical guide to Fundraising, Crowdfunding & Sponsorship for any Community Organisation, Charity or Sporting Club seeking to attain funding. A discussion will also take place with regard to current developments in the Fundraising & Crowd funding sector. Topics Include:

•    the vital importance of the 80:20 rule
•    7 steps essential to successful fundraising
•    to make an effective case for support
•    major gift prospect ranking
•    to use prospect cultivation plans
•    develop lasting relationships.

•    Category Sponsorships
•    Treating Sponsorship like a Job Search
•    Research – is it the right sponsor for you?
•    How to go the extra mile to impress
•    Offering Incentives

Crowd Funding:
•    Short history of crowd funding
•    Pre-Launch of Campaign
•    Crafting the Pitch Video
•    Launch
•    Post-Launch

The presenter, Keith Whelan currently works to source funding and grants for all sectors of the community including public and private. Keith has consulted with Local, State and Federal Government as well as a number of not for profit organisations, charities, sporting clubs, environmental groups, businesses across Australia.

For further information contact Illawarra Interagency on: or phone: 4221 6091.


Vision Australia Dinner Dance


It is finally here…our biggest fundraising event of the year.

Kiama Friends of Vision Australia annually organise this amazing event which includes great food, music, dancing, games and much more.

Cost:  $35 per person
Location:  Kiama Masonic Lodge Hall, Collins Street Kiama
When:  Saturday 27/8 @ 6:30pm
Ready to book: phone Col on 0402800679

We welcome your questions and donations towards this event, for more information please telephone: 42204326 or email Alex Collins, Regional Manager Vision Australia Wollongong:

Taking a Stand for Young Women

Illawarra Womens Health CentreIn only 6 days we have raised over $10,000, which is incredible!

A huge thank you to those who have supported us so far.

BUT it means we only have 4 days left to raise the remaining amount ($9,000), and be able to keep running this exceptional program – empowering young women to protect themselves against domestic violence (in all its forms), be mentally healthy and resilient and lead healthy sexual and reproductive lives.

It’s a highly successful program, which we have developed locally, working with young women in the more marginalised suburbs of the Illawarra – many of whom are at risk.

If you have liked or shared our facebook page thank you so much. Please consider also donating.

Every dollar counts – and your support now would be fantastic (and tax deductible!)

We know it’s an ambitious target  – but we believe we can do it.  With your help.

Click on the picture and have a look at the powerful video on the crowdfunding page – where the young women talk – in their own words – about the benefits of the program!



Fundraising Dinner

1e49a94b-db46-4d24-9cf9-8911cd7d7792You are invited to attend our inaugural Fundraising Dinner in support of our Young Women’s Mental Health and Well being program.

Friday, 10th June, 6.30pm
The Kiama Pavilion
2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama

Champagne cocktails on arrival, canapes, dinner and desert included. Plus special guest speaker, the wonderful Maggie Dent ( and great music from Woody (, and the usual fun and games ….!

Book by 3 June 2016

Glam up! And join us in support of the young women of the Illawarra.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation please click here

The program is run our wonderful young women’s social worker Denika Thomas

Denika, a strong Aboriginal woman, has developed a unique program for young women that focuses on empowerment, resilience and protection – across three keys areas – domestic violence and sexual assault, mental health and sexual and reproductive health.

Denika provides one on one counselling, has developed the successful Journey Stones program, delivers LoveBites, runs a Mothers and Daughters program and lots more. Please join us at the dinner and hear Denika speak about the program, or support this fabulous (unfunded) program through a donation. You will be making a wise investment in the women of the Illawarra.


Be a part of #Storymakers2016


Storymakers 2016, TechSoup’s annual storytelling campaign, helps not-for-profit
and charitable organisations create stories to showcase their great work and to help fundraise and advocate for their causes.

Enter the 2016 Digital Storytelling Challenge for your chance to win up to $7,000 in cash prizes and more!

Entries close May 31, 2016

Enter the 2016 Digital Storytelling Challenge


Vision Australia | Fundraiser

Vision  Aust 1 Vision  Aust 2 Vision AustVision Australia is running its Xmas fundraising by selling these lovely calendars and diaries (pictures below), in extra large print and high contrast.

You can choose from Artwork to lovely Seeing Eye dog puppies and blank, each of these are only $12, except for diary which is $22 – they make a very special gift for any occasion.

Would you consider placing five of these (either calendar or diary) at your reception area and gathering funds in the supplied money box?

I am only too happy to deliver them to your office and thank you very much in advance for your participation!

Alex Collins | Regional Manager/Illawarra

Ph:  (02) 4220 4326/x212326

Mob:  0407 544 345


PCYC Charity Golf Classic

GolfAfter such a great event last year we will returning to Port Kembla Golf Club to enjoy their great course, hospitality and newly renovated function rooms.

All monies raised will go towards PCYC education & training programs targeting vulnerable and at risk kids.

It will be 11.15am sign in for a 12pm Shotgun Start.

There will on course refreshments & a 2 course presentation dinner to follow. Entertainment will be provided by comedians Seamus McAlary & Irish sensation Marty Henchion who will also Emcee our night.

We will announce our other special guests very soon.

If you are a business owner or manager we are asking you to also sponsor a hole for $100. Hole sponsors will have their banners, flags or other signage displayed around tees, greens and club house. Those with free standing indoor banners can have these adjacent to the putting green (wind permitting) and displayed in the club house during the presentation dinner.

We are also interested in hearing from you if you are able to provide vouchers, merchandise or items suitable to include in our raffles and auctions.

As always there will be prizes for longest drives, closest to the hole as well as trophies for the winners of the Ambrose and putting competition.

Dinner will include:

  • entertainment
  • interviews
  • auctions
  • raffles and
  • presentation of the winner’s trophies.

Those requiring carts are encouraged to book in early. There are only 25 Carts available. Carts are to be booked through me at time of registration and paid for separately via the pro-shop on the day.

Carts cost $40. Payments for Golf/Dinner packages can be made in via Direct Deposit or Cheque.

Please ensure you add your name to description on direct deposits, or drop me an email with time and date of your deposit so I am able to match payments with players. If you would like a spouse or other guests to join you after the golf for dinner, this is encouraged. Dinner only guests can book for a cost of just $40

Account Details are

Wollongong Police Citizens Youth Club

BSB 032371 Account 359422

Payments can also be processed via cash or EFTPOS at the Wollongong PCYC.

To assist us in our planning please book early. To help PCYC to grow the event and raise as much money as we can to assist kids at risk, please print the attached poster and display this in and around your business. I encourage you to also share this email thru your networks and encourage your friends and colleagues to join us on the day. Please like us on Facebook and share our posts on the event.

We would like to thank our 2015 Major Sponsor FDG – Facility Design Group. This is the 3rd year they have sponsored the event.

Those wishing to sponsor a hole or come on board as a prize or event sponsor are encouraged to contact Michael to discuss.

For any questions or for more information call PCYC club manager Michael Jones on 42294418.