MacleayLink

Welcome to MacleayLink

MacleayLink is a community information hub created by Kempsey Shire Council to inform and connect community groups, service providers and individuals of the Macleay Valley with resources, opportunities and information that may be valuable to you, your clients or your stakeholders.

Examples of what can be shared include: grants and funding opportunities, training and workshops, community service provider network meetings, sponsorship opportunities, competitions, State and Federal community education information and awareness campaigns, awards nominations and expressions of interest.

Important Information:

  • Please share your community information through the submission tab
  • All submissions will be moderated for appropriate content (political, offensive or sensitive information will not be approved)
  • We will aim to action your submission within 2-5 business days
  • Use images to help your post stand out
  • Tagging your submission will allow it to be categorised and searched for in a meaningful way (limit tags to 4 please)
  • This is not an event space - if you have an upcoming event please submit it to the Hey Hey Macleay! community events calendar on the right hand side of this page or go to community.kempsey.nsw.gov.au
  • Kempsey Shire Council accepts no liability arising from the content on this page and does not manage the content for accuracy


Welcome to MacleayLink

MacleayLink is a community information hub created by Kempsey Shire Council to inform and connect community groups, service providers and individuals of the Macleay Valley with resources, opportunities and information that may be valuable to you, your clients or your stakeholders.

Examples of what can be shared include: grants and funding opportunities, training and workshops, community service provider network meetings, sponsorship opportunities, competitions, State and Federal community education information and awareness campaigns, awards nominations and expressions of interest.

Important Information:

  • Please share your community information through the submission tab
  • All submissions will be moderated for appropriate content (political, offensive or sensitive information will not be approved)
  • We will aim to action your submission within 2-5 business days
  • Use images to help your post stand out
  • Tagging your submission will allow it to be categorised and searched for in a meaningful way (limit tags to 4 please)
  • This is not an event space - if you have an upcoming event please submit it to the Hey Hey Macleay! community events calendar on the right hand side of this page or go to community.kempsey.nsw.gov.au
  • Kempsey Shire Council accepts no liability arising from the content on this page and does not manage the content for accuracy


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  • PCYC Community Survey

    23 days ago
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    Have your say about the future of PCYC Kempsey

    Following a $40 million investment by the NSW Government in June 2018, PCYC Kempsey is one of the 16 facilities scheduled to be newly developed or upgraded. PCYC NSW is now calling on the Kempsey community to help shape plans for the upgrade of PCYC Kempsey to ensure the facility meets the needs of the community.

    Locals can have their say through the PCYC NSW Community Consultation Survey. Feedback provided will help shape plans for the new PCYC Kempsey and will inform the services and activities which will be delivered in...

    Have your say about the future of PCYC Kempsey

    Following a $40 million investment by the NSW Government in June 2018, PCYC Kempsey is one of the 16 facilities scheduled to be newly developed or upgraded. PCYC NSW is now calling on the Kempsey community to help shape plans for the upgrade of PCYC Kempsey to ensure the facility meets the needs of the community.

    Locals can have their say through the PCYC NSW Community Consultation Survey. Feedback provided will help shape plans for the new PCYC Kempsey and will inform the services and activities which will be delivered in the new facility.

    To provide feedback on plans for PCYC Kempsey visit www.pcycnsw.org.au/communitysurvey
  • Dr Tracy Westerman's Workshops

    30 days ago
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    ANNOUNCING!

    Dr Tracy Westerman's Workshops for 2019. All workshops are filling fast!
    Arguably the most in-demand trainer in Australia!

    Aboriginal Mental Health Assessment & Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal Communities Workshop
    Cultural Competency for Supervisors of Aboriginal People - first time offered in TWO years!

    Workshops are delivered by Dr Tracy Westerman, WA’s 2018 Australian of the Year, Finalist in the Australian of the Year (2018); Inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame (2018); recipient of the Curtin University Lifetime Achievement Award (2018). Dr Westerman has been recognised for her extraordinary contribution to reducing the burden of mental ill health and...


    ANNOUNCING!

    Dr Tracy Westerman's Workshops for 2019. All workshops are filling fast!
    Arguably the most in-demand trainer in Australia!

    Aboriginal Mental Health Assessment & Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal Communities Workshop
    Cultural Competency for Supervisors of Aboriginal People - first time offered in TWO years!

    Workshops are delivered by Dr Tracy Westerman, WA’s 2018 Australian of the Year, Finalist in the Australian of the Year (2018); Inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame (2018); recipient of the Curtin University Lifetime Achievement Award (2018). Dr Westerman has been recognised for her extraordinary contribution to reducing the burden of mental ill health and suicide in Aboriginal communities both nationally and internationally. She has personally trained over 25,000+ individuals across Australia arguably making her the most in demand trainer in Australia.

    For more info or to register CLICK HERE
  • Police and Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting (PACC)

    about 1 month ago
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    The next meeting of the Police and Aboriginal Consultative Committee (PACC) will be held on Wednesday 20 February in the Kempsey Shire Council Chambers from 10am to 12pm.

    The PACC meet quarterly to address Aboriginal issues associated with community safety and crime. These meetings are not forums for broader community issues but are open to the Aboriginal community and are inclusive of gender and age. Light refreshments will be provided for those who attend.

    For more information on PACC meetings, please contact Inspector Stuart Campbell at Kempsey Police Station on 6561 6199.

    The next meeting of the Police and Aboriginal Consultative Committee (PACC) will be held on Wednesday 20 February in the Kempsey Shire Council Chambers from 10am to 12pm.

    The PACC meet quarterly to address Aboriginal issues associated with community safety and crime. These meetings are not forums for broader community issues but are open to the Aboriginal community and are inclusive of gender and age. Light refreshments will be provided for those who attend.

    For more information on PACC meetings, please contact Inspector Stuart Campbell at Kempsey Police Station on 6561 6199.

  • National Youth Homelessness Conference 2019

    about 1 month ago
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    Tickets are now available for the 2019 National Youth Homelessness Conference - March 18-19.

    One in four Australians experiencing homelessness are children and young people aged 12-24, and this is widely acknowledged as an underestimate. Despite government initiatives to reduce homelessness, the number of people experiencing homelessness, particularly young people, has increased disproportionately to population growth in the last 10 years. Current systems are not working and they are failing vulnerable, young Australians.

    This conference will look at what has or hasn’t happened to address youth homelessness in the past 10 years, what we have learnt works, what reforms are...

    Tickets are now available for the 2019 National Youth Homelessness Conference - March 18-19.

    One in four Australians experiencing homelessness are children and young people aged 12-24, and this is widely acknowledged as an underestimate. Despite government initiatives to reduce homelessness, the number of people experiencing homelessness, particularly young people, has increased disproportionately to population growth in the last 10 years. Current systems are not working and they are failing vulnerable, young Australians.

    This conference will look at what has or hasn’t happened to address youth homelessness in the past 10 years, what we have learnt works, what reforms are required and the development of an agenda that we can advocate to Governments.


  • Women of the Macleay

    about 1 month ago
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    Do you know a woman who has made her mark in the community through her achievements or contributions to others?

    Whether volunteering, providing strong leadership or advocating for change, strong women are vital in our community. Nominate one today!

    Do you know a woman who has made her mark in the community through her achievements or contributions to others?

    Whether volunteering, providing strong leadership or advocating for change, strong women are vital in our community. Nominate one today!

  • Royal Agricultural Society Community Project Grants

    3 months ago
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    Do you have a community project that needs funding?

    The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) is offering an opportunity for community-minded people to be awarded up to $25,000 in funding for a community project in their local area.

    The RASF invites ideas that deliver strong community benefits and result in enhanced economic and social outcomes for your community. Projects that involve collaboration between people in your town and deliver sustained and broad community benefits will be highly regarded. Applicants will be passionate about rural and regional NSW, and have a good understanding of any issues affecting their community.

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    Do you have a community project that needs funding?

    The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) is offering an opportunity for community-minded people to be awarded up to $25,000 in funding for a community project in their local area.

    The RASF invites ideas that deliver strong community benefits and result in enhanced economic and social outcomes for your community. Projects that involve collaboration between people in your town and deliver sustained and broad community benefits will be highly regarded. Applicants will be passionate about rural and regional NSW, and have a good understanding of any issues affecting their community.

    Contact us:

    Cecilia Logan, Manager RAS Foundation 02 9704 1226

    foundation@rasf.org.au www.rasnsw.com.au/foundation


  • Enrol Now for HIPPY 2019!

    4 months ago
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    Do you have achild starting Kindergarten in 2020?

    Do you live in the Kempsey area?

    HIPPY is a free program you can do with your child in the comfort of your own home to help get them ready for Kindergarten!

    HIPPY provides parnets/carers everything needed for games and activities to help your child learn through play.

    For more information, contact Karissa Black on 02 6562 3705 or mobile 0428 560 936 or email karissablack@samaritans.org.au

    Do you have achild starting Kindergarten in 2020?

    Do you live in the Kempsey area?

    HIPPY is a free program you can do with your child in the comfort of your own home to help get them ready for Kindergarten!

    HIPPY provides parnets/carers everything needed for games and activities to help your child learn through play.

    For more information, contact Karissa Black on 02 6562 3705 or mobile 0428 560 936 or email karissablack@samaritans.org.au

  • With One Voice

    4 months ago
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    With One Voice Social Franchise Start-Up Funding: General Information

    Start-up Funding Overview

    Creativity Australia is building a happier, healthier, more inclusive nation through the neuro-scientific benefits of community singing. The With One Voice Social Franchise program is about building supportive networks, strengthening diverse communities and inspiring individuals to find their voice.

    Together, we can change the world… one voice at a time. With One Voice choirs are led by professional conductors, rehearse weekly followed by supper, and perform at community and corporate events.

    To make it easier for communities to start their own choir, Creativity Australia is offering a limited...

    With One Voice Social Franchise Start-Up Funding: General Information

    Start-up Funding Overview

    Creativity Australia is building a happier, healthier, more inclusive nation through the neuro-scientific benefits of community singing. The With One Voice Social Franchise program is about building supportive networks, strengthening diverse communities and inspiring individuals to find their voice.

    Together, we can change the world… one voice at a time. With One Voice choirs are led by professional conductors, rehearse weekly followed by supper, and perform at community and corporate events.

    To make it easier for communities to start their own choir, Creativity Australia is offering a limited number of start-up funding grants of up to $10,000. Successful applicants will receive the start-up grant and join a 12-month intensive mentoring program to guide them through the process of building their own With One Voice Social Franchise choir.

    Success is determined by our unique “Health of Choirs” indicators that measures member engagement and participation through our personalised program App. During the first six months, one of our program staff will mentor the choir organising committee to interpret the indicators and use them to focus their efforts on laying a strong foundation for the choir to succeed, be socially inclusive, build community wellbeing and result in inspirational outcomes for participants.

    How the With One Voice Social Franchise program works

    With One Voice Social Franchise programs are set up and run by local volunteers using the resources and materials provided by Creativity Australia. By establishing a local community choir under the auspices of Creativity Australia (as a registered charity), you hold a licence that enables the choir to raise funds to support projects and initiatives at a local level. The choir is set up as an unincorporated association under the umbrella of Creativity Australia. This includes an independent bank account which is jointly managed by the local choir volunteers and Creativity Australia.

    There are seven key components to the With One Voice Social Franchise program:

    1. Bringing together a diverse range of local community individuals and organisations to promote, commence and participate in the program;
    2. Finding an extraordinary music leader (who is empathetic and inspiring);
    3. Finding a safe, nurturing space to sing (that is accessible and close to public transport or infrastructure);
    4. Seeking out diversity (all are welcome…all ages, backgrounds and cultures...no auditions);
    5. Showcasing your choir … share the love (perform locally, celebrate accomplishments);
    6. Nurturing social connections (rehearse weekly, share supper, share the “Wish List”); and
    7. Building sustainability (develop community & business connections, recruit some helpers, start fundraising).

    Priority

    Funding is not prioritised for any particular group or type of organisation, however, there is a set of criteria that applicants must meet. Please see the information pack that can be downloaded from the website (or attached with this email) for more information.

    Limitations

    The organising committees of With One Voice Social Franchise Choirs must represent the community, and applications will be assessed based on their diversity and/or plan to achieve diversity. If you would like clarification on whether or not your group or organisation would be eligible to establish a With One Voice Social Franchise choir, please contact Creativity Australia.

    * Please note: local and state councils and for-profit organisations are not eligible to apply – however we encourage partnering with a local community organisation who wants to apply by providing important resources/ finances/ support.

    Creativity Australia delivers With One Voice programs for a fee for a range of corporations, educational, aged care and healthcare organisations. To learn more about these options, please enquire to withonevoice@creativityaustralia.org.au.

    Applications / Guidelines

    § Applications Open: November 19, 2018

    § Applications close: No set date – applications assessed on a first come first served basis

    § Application method: Online

    § Website: http://www.creativityaustralia.org.au/choirs/start/

    § Application: https://goo.gl/forms/6EjBhqoNmkF4Suaz2

    § Guidelines: https://www.creativityaustralia.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Information-for-starting-a-With-One-Voice-program-updated-Oct-2018.pdf

    Contact Details

    Nathan Lange – Programs Manager

    Address: Creativity Australia - With One Voice

    Level 1, 10 Dorcas St South Melbourne 3205 VIC

    Phone: 03 8679 6088

    Email: nathan@creativityaustralia.org.au


  • Grants and funding opportunities guide

    4 months ago
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    Is your community group seeking funding?

    Kempsey Shire Council have created a guide that provides links to funding sources and also a range of hints and tips for preparing and making an application.

    This information is focused on community groups and not-for-profit programs.

    Click here to download the guide.

    Is your community group seeking funding?

    Kempsey Shire Council have created a guide that provides links to funding sources and also a range of hints and tips for preparing and making an application.

    This information is focused on community groups and not-for-profit programs.

    Click here to download the guide.
  • Kempsey Community Suicide Prevention

    5 months ago
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    Kempsey Community Suicide Prevention is proudly supported by the Department of Health as one of four trial sites under the North Coast Primary Health Network (NCPHN) and BlackDog Institute Lifespan Trial.

    We are currently situated at Macleay Valley Workplace Learning Centre in South Kempsey, and are implementing a community based approach to Prevention, Early Intervention and Sustainable Wellbeing of our Kempsey Community.

    For more information please contact Melissa Robinson - Suicide Prevention Project Coordinator on MRobinson@mvwlc.nsw.edu.au

    Kempsey Community Suicide Prevention is proudly supported by the Department of Health as one of four trial sites under the North Coast Primary Health Network (NCPHN) and BlackDog Institute Lifespan Trial.

    We are currently situated at Macleay Valley Workplace Learning Centre in South Kempsey, and are implementing a community based approach to Prevention, Early Intervention and Sustainable Wellbeing of our Kempsey Community.

    For more information please contact Melissa Robinson - Suicide Prevention Project Coordinator on MRobinson@mvwlc.nsw.edu.au