Together in Willmot is a community initiative that draws on skills and energy of local residents to design and deliver events and activities. The project will train, mentor and coach 10 local residents to be 'Community Placemakers', empowering them to take action within their neighbourhoods.
Community Life Batemans Bay Inc
'Resilience and Wellbeing for Eurobodalla' connects the drought affected Eurobodalla community through free mental health and wellbeing workshops, helping to build the resilience of local farmers and businesses in this challenging time.
Coutts Crossing Croquet Club Inc
The Coutts Crossing Croquet Club helps people connect and support one another by bringing together youth and older residents through the sport of croquet. The project will create opportunities for intergenerational support through a spirited weekly croquet tournament.
Forbes Business Chamber Inc
The Community Training Program is a series of skills training and development workshops. The workshops will upskill the local Forbes community who are suffering through the current drought and help to build the resilience of local farmers and businesses in this challenging time.
Greater Sydney Landcare Network Inc
Get Your Hands Dirty! uses environmental issues to engage and empower youth in Sydney. Building on the interest and commitment of many young people to be active in relation to environment and sustainability, participants are trained and supported to set up and run their own projects that reduce environmental impact.
Hills Rotaract Club Inc
Teen Mental Health First Aid supports young mental health leaders to host free Mental Health First Aid courses for local youth. The project will empower young people to support their peers and take the lead on issues they care about.
Jesuit Refugee Service
Tech to Connect provides digital skills training and access for people seeking asylum. The project builds the confidence and skills of asylum seekers, increasing their opportunities for employment and ultimately helps them to feel a sense of belonging and connect with the local community.
Kirinari Community Services
The Hive is a multifaceted creative space for people with a disability. By developing the skills of people with a disability through creative projects (such as art, furniture and woodworking) participants learn important communication and life skills to better connect with the wider community.
Kogarah Community Services Inc
New Life, New Identity concentrates on combatting feelings of isolation and related mental health issues in the Chinese Migrant Community of Sydney's Southern regions. The program has been designed for, and with, the group it seeks to engage, to provide support and information to the residents in addition to helping them to connect them with each other.
Milton Ulladulla Men's Shed Inc
Eat, Meet and Participate brings people together through regular free lunches. The project will encourage social connections and participation in community life for diverse people in the community who may be socially isolated, such as those suffering from mental health issues or those from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Project Youth Inc
The RAISE Program is a series of supported group activities designed to improve the employability and confidence of young parents in Sydney. The program provides access to community services and delivers work readiness training courses to help young parents build the best possible futures for themselves and their families.
South Coast Women's Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation
Healing Our Women supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in rural NSW who are victims of domestic violence. Through gardening, storytelling, food education, art and writing, the project helps the women strengthen their friendship networks, build resilience and connect positively with their community and country.
South West Arts Inc
South West Arts project is centred around a youth-led radio station. The project is about upskilling, empowering and providing opportunities for young people. Participants manage the radio station and lead conversations about issues important to them with the guidance and support of industry professionals.
The program promotes engagement in societal issues, provides vocational training and empowers young people to play an active role in their community.
Souths Cares PBI Ltd
The Leadership and Cultural Camp engages young Aboriginal people with their education and local communities and builds leadership and teamwork capabilities. The camp provides the opportunity for participants to disconnect from the 'hustle and bustle' of Sydney and social media, make meaningful connections with their Aboriginal culture and helps them create positive futures.
Sutherland Shire Family Services
Respectfully Curious is a social space for LGBTIQ+ young people to develop life skills, explore their identity, gain knowledge and build connections. The project supports the group to connect in a safe and supportive environment.
Sutherland Shire Refugee Connection
The Refugee Settlement and Integration Project is a community-led initiative that connects the local community with new refugee families, helping them to settle into community life.
Swansea Community Cottage Inc
First Aid for Mind and Body is a series of accessible physical and mental health first aid training workshops. Born out of a community-identified need for greater access to health and well-being educational programs, the program will increase coping capacity and resilience in the community and help to destigmatise mental illness health conditions.
Taree Basketball Association Inc
The Taree Wheelchair Basketball League is the first ongoing sporting program for people with a disability in rural NSW community of Taree. The program provides access to specially designed wheelchairs for players to fully participate and engage in a social and inclusive activity.
The Benevolent Society
The Cooking for One or Two program is a specially devised initiative for isolated elderly residents. Up to 30 participants will engage in a five week cooking program. The program will help build social connections, reduce feelings of isolation and enhance the group’s overall mental health and well-being as well as provide some additional life skills that can boost self esteem and independence.
The Ability to Connect Transport Project opens new doors for people living with disability in Eurobodalla and Shoalhaven, NSW. Over 200 people are expected to benefit from the new shared bus service to enable better access to work, education and employment services.