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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  • Kempsey Service Christmas Closures 2018

    about 1 month ago

    For information on service closures please check the link below

    Kempsey Services Christmas Closures 2018

    For information on service closures please check the link below

    Kempsey Services Christmas Closures 2018

  • Royal Agricultural Society Community Project Grants

    about 1 month 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


  • 2019 Australia Day Awards

    about 1 month ago
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    Nominate an outstanding Macleay Valley community group or individual for a 2019 Kempsey Shire Council Australia Day Award.

    Awards will be presented in the following categories:
    • Community Group of the Year
    • Volunteer of the Year
    • Citizen of the Year
    • Young Citizen of the Year
    The awards aim to acknowledge outstanding achievements during the past year and/or contributions to the community over a number of years. Awards will be presented at a special Australia Day Award ceremony held at the Slim Dusty Centre on Friday 25 January 2019.

    Nominate an outstanding Macleay Valley community group or individual for a 2019 Kempsey Shire Council Australia Day Award.

    Awards will be presented in the following categories:
    • Community Group of the Year
    • Volunteer of the Year
    • Citizen of the Year
    • Young Citizen of the Year
    The awards aim to acknowledge outstanding achievements during the past year and/or contributions to the community over a number of years. Awards will be presented at a special Australia Day Award ceremony held at the Slim Dusty Centre on Friday 25 January 2019.

    Submit an online nomination or download a nomination form at www.kempsey.nsw.gov.au/ausday. If downloading a form, drop it back to Kempsey Shire Council Customer Service Centre at 22 Tozer Street, West Kempsey.

    NOMINATIONS CLOSE 4:30PM TUESDAY 11 DECEMBER 2018

  • Enrol Now for HIPPY 2019!

    about 1 month 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

  • Not Our Way - Community BBQ

    about 2 months ago
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    Community organisations and stallholders are invited to support the Not Our Way - Community BBQ being organised by Mid North Coast Police District and supported by Kempsey Shire Council.

    WHEN: Tuesday 18 December 2018, 5pm - 7pm
    WHERE: Kempsey Riverside Park

    There will be a free BBQ, information stalls, giveaways and more! Together we will work to promote a healthy and safe community without drugs.

    Please share with your networks and interested community members.

    For more information or to have a stall please contact Sargent Elisha Campbell on 6583 0127 or email camp1eli@police.nsw.gov.au

    Community organisations and stallholders are invited to support the Not Our Way - Community BBQ being organised by Mid North Coast Police District and supported by Kempsey Shire Council.

    WHEN: Tuesday 18 December 2018, 5pm - 7pm
    WHERE: Kempsey Riverside Park

    There will be a free BBQ, information stalls, giveaways and more! Together we will work to promote a healthy and safe community without drugs.

    Please share with your networks and interested community members.

    For more information or to have a stall please contact Sargent Elisha Campbell on 6583 0127 or email camp1eli@police.nsw.gov.au

  • With One Voice

    about 2 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

    2 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

    3 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
  • 1st Kempsey Scout Group

    3 months ago
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    Scouts Australia NSW provides young Aussies with fun and challenging opportunities to grow through adventure.

    With over 17,000 youth and adult members from various cultural and religious backgrounds and with varying abilities, Scouts is one of the largest and most successful youth organisations in the state.

    1st Kempsey Scout Group invites young people from all over the Macleay Valley to join the organisation. There are three divisions determined by age - 'Joeys' for 5 to 8 year olds, 'Cubs' for 9 to 11 year olds and 'Scouts' for 12 to 14 year olds.

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    Scouts Australia NSW provides young Aussies with fun and challenging opportunities to grow through adventure.

    With over 17,000 youth and adult members from various cultural and religious backgrounds and with varying abilities, Scouts is one of the largest and most successful youth organisations in the state.

    1st Kempsey Scout Group invites young people from all over the Macleay Valley to join the organisation. There are three divisions determined by age - 'Joeys' for 5 to 8 year olds, 'Cubs' for 9 to 11 year olds and 'Scouts' for 12 to 14 year olds.

    1st Kempsey Scoup Group is led by adult leaders and Scouts Australia NSW and offers a great range of fun indoor and outdoor activities.

    Please contact Jane Walsh on janiew2008@hotmail.com for more information about joining 1st Kempsey Scout Group.
  • NDIS Information Session

    3 months ago
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    An NDIS information afternoon will be held at Kempsey South Public School at 21 Queen Street, Kempsey from 2pm - 5pm on Tuesday 13 November to connect parents and carers of children with a disability to local NDIS providers.

    This event is open to the entire community and presents a unique opportunity for families to access information about NDIS. Currently there are 28 providers attending who can work with and support families in accessing support.

    There will be a crèche in operation on the day as well as light refreshments.

    If you would like to host a...

    An NDIS information afternoon will be held at Kempsey South Public School at 21 Queen Street, Kempsey from 2pm - 5pm on Tuesday 13 November to connect parents and carers of children with a disability to local NDIS providers.

    This event is open to the entire community and presents a unique opportunity for families to access information about NDIS. Currently there are 28 providers attending who can work with and support families in accessing support.

    There will be a crèche in operation on the day as well as light refreshments.

    If you would like to host a table at this event please RSVP by Friday 2 November 2018 to rowan.coombes@det.nsw.edu.au or phone 6656 6614.