CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES

 

Community Grants and Subsidies Program Opening Soon

Are you a local not-for-profit organisation with a great community idea?

Applications for our Community Grants and Subsidies Program will open for funding applications on 1 March 2021. The program seeks to provide support to local not-for-profit organisations that contribute to a connected, supportive and engaged community. Grants of up to $20,000 are available.

Applications open 9am Monday 1 March 2021 and close midnight Friday 26 March 2021.

For more information and grant program guidelines visit sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/grants 

Interested in learning more about grant writing?

Sutherland Shire Council, together with 3Bridges Community, is excited to deliver two upcoming grant writing workshops for motivated groups and individuals. Council will welcome ‘The Grants Guy’ Keith Whelan to deliver the workshops.

The online workshops will include grant writing ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’, project planning, budget preparation and how to complete an acquittal.

Workshop details

  • Workshop 1: 10am to 12pm, Thursday 18 February, 2021
  • Workshop 2: 6pm to 8pm, Thursday 25 February, 2021

The workshops will be conducted via Zoom. For more information and to book your place, please visit sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Community/Grants/Community-Grants-and-Subsidies-Program

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Award winning cloth nappy service!

Local parents who are big supporters of a free cloth nappy service in Council’s 11 Early Education Centres have helped us win a major award.

Sutherland Shire Council is a joint winner of the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW ‘Waste Less Recycle More Waste Minimisation Award’, sponsored by NSW Environment Protection Authority.

Our free cloth nappy service has meant an estimated 85 tonnes of nappies were diverted from landfill over the past five years alone – that’s a huge win for the environment! It’s also just one of many sustainable practices our early childhood centres have introduced to minimise our environmental footprint.

To learn more about Council’s childcare services, visit our Child Care pages or call 9710 0466.MAGE]

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Reminder: Asset Based Community Development Training

Asset Based Community Development is an approach that focuses on harnessing existing abilities and resources within communities to enhance positive outcomes.

Sutherland Shire Council and South Eastern Sydney Local Health District are hosting a training workshop for local community organisations and local residents to learn more about Asset Based Community Development.

The face-to-face training will discuss the theory and background of this strengths-based approach to community development, as well as provide an opportunity to engage in practical activities and share ideas.

Event Details

When: 9am to 1pm Wednesday 24 February 2021

Where: Tradies Gymea, 57 Manchester Rd Gymea

Bookings: book by 16 February 2021 via abcdtraining.eventbrite.com.au

More Information: visit www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/community/grants/doing-it-differently-grant
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