Funding | Grandparents Day

NSW Grandparents Day celebrates the contributions grandparents and older people make to their families and communities. It recognises the diversity of grandparent relationships across age groups, cultural backgrounds, and geographical locations.

This year NSW Grandparents Day will be celebrated on Sunday 30 October.

Applications for 2016 NSW Grandparents Day event grants are now open. All not-for-profit and community organisations, schools, childcare centres, and local government authorities based in NSW can apply.

Grant applications close on 12 August 2016.

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2015 NSW Carers Awards

Picture1More than one in 10 people in NSW are carers. Carers can be anyone including parents, partners, brothers, sisters, friends, sons or daughters. They provide unpaid support to those who need it because of a disability, mental illness, chronic health condition, dementia or ageing.

The NSW Carers Awards acknowledge and celebrate the significant unpaid contribution carers make to the person (or people) they care for and to the community.

A carer is not paid a wage or salary, although they may receive a pension or allowance for their caring role. Carers can be employed, at school and/or have a range of other commitments at the time they take on the role of caring.

Nominations for the 2015 NSW Carers Awards are now open visit

Submissions close midnight 29 June 2015

2015 NSW Carers Awards

NSW Government says thank you to carers

Nominations are open for the 2015 NSW Carers Awards, which will recognise up to 55 individuals and organisations, plus 10 Highly Commended recipients, across NSW this year.

You can nominate individual unpaid carers who provide exceptional ongoing support to someone who needs it because of disability, chronic illness, mental ill-health, dementia or frail age and organisations that go above and beyond to support carers for a NSW Carers Award.

One in ten people in NSW are carers. They are ordinary people like your neighbours, colleagues, friends and family members and they face challenges and rewards as a result of their caring role.

With this in mind, who do you know who you’d like to see recognised with a NSW Carers Award during Carers Week this year?

You can help to show your appreciation for carers by promoting these awards through your community and networks. Posters and brochures can be obtained by contacting the Carers Awards Project Manager on 02 8753 9408 or

The support that carers provide to people enables them to live independent lives and is fundamental to family life and our community wellbeing. If you need any more convincing about why carers are important, it has been estimated that it would cost more than $40 billion to replace the hours of care provided by Australian carers.

Nominations are open until 29 June 2015. To be eligible, individual carers must not be paid for their caring role although they may receive a pension or government allowance (eg Carer Payment or Allowance).

For further information or to nominate a carer or organisation you know, please visit

$30K Art and Technology Fellowship Opens

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has called on local artists to apply for a new $30,000 Fellowship the NSW Government is offering in 2015.

Mr Ward said that the Art & Technology Fellowship is open from today to all NSW artists at any stage in their career.

“I’m thrilled the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is offering a new $30,000 Art & Technology Fellowship to support artists working with technology or digital art,” he said.

“I strongly encourage local artists across our region to apply for this wonderful opportunity to be introduced or expand the use of technology in their work.

“This new Fellowship supports a self-directed program of professional development that might include travel, mentorships and internships with arts, technology or science practitioners, residencies, short-term courses and workshops, research, the creation of new work, and the cost of technological or other equipment to assist in the production of new work.

“The winner of this Fellowship will also have the opportunity to develop a partnership with Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) that could include a residency at one of the Museum’s sites for up to six months, access to research and technical assistance,” Mr Ward said.

NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, said the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to supporting artists to develop their professional skills.

“The Fellowship is about encouraging our talented artists to delve into new technologies and raise the profile of their work by reaching new audiences.

“Arts NSW’s partnership with MAAS includes an information session, held both online and at Powerhouse Museum, for artists looking to find out more about using new technologies in their work,” Mr Grant said.

Applications close on Wednesday 25th March 2015.

For more information and to apply for the Fellowship, please visit:

Healthy at Work Program

Get Healthy at Work Program is now live and businesses can register at

The web-site has a lot of program materials available plus a whole series of on-line training modules, including content, processes and Principles of Workplace Health Promotion. Worth a look. There will be updates of the web-site, so any feedback welcome.

Get Healthy at Work is a new NSW Government initiative that aims to improve the health of working adults.It focuses on:

  • Healthy weight
  • Physical activity
  • Healthy eating
  • Active travel
  • Smoking
  • Harmful alcohol consumption