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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  • Grants and Funding opportunities

    17 days ago

    Various opportunities for community groups to access grants and funding check out Link to FORM 1 Grants and funding and Grants and funding handout 2


    These documents also live in the Document Library

    Various opportunities for community groups to access grants and funding check out Link to FORM 1 Grants and funding and Grants and funding handout 2


    These documents also live in the Document Library

  • 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


  • Tourism Event Funding

    3 months ago
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    Organisers of regional events held between July and December 2019 can now apply for funding to drive more overnight visitors to rural and regional NSW.

    The Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey MP, said applications are now open for Round Two of both the 2019 Incubator Event Fund, and the 2019 Flagship Event Fund.

    “These two funds are a good platform for growing events in our region and attracting more visitors to the Mid North Coast, thereby putting more tourist dollars into the local economy, Mrs Pavey said.

    Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the two funds are
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    Organisers of regional events held between July and December 2019 can now apply for funding to drive more overnight visitors to rural and regional NSW.

    The Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey MP, said applications are now open for Round Two of both the 2019 Incubator Event Fund, and the 2019 Flagship Event Fund.

    “These two funds are a good platform for growing events in our region and attracting more visitors to the Mid North Coast, thereby putting more tourist dollars into the local economy, Mrs Pavey said.

    Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the two funds are part of the Regional Flagship Events Program, an important NSW Government strategy to support more grassroots events and energise local economies.

    “Since 2011, the Program has provided more than $6.2 million to 180 events throughout rural and regional NSW,” Mr Marshall said.

    “We know that when people visit regional NSW, they stay in local accommodation, buy from local shops and eat at local restaurants and cafes, helping to create more jobs and activity.

    “As a country Minister, it’s really important to me that NSW Government support continues to reach every corner of the State’s tourism industry, and I encourage events to apply for this funding opportunity.”

    The Flagship Event Fund offers an annual grant of $20,000 or a triennial grant of $27,500 to support marketing activities.

    The Incubator Event Fund offers grants of up to $20,000 to new events to assist with elements such as temporary infrastructure, marketing and promotions, venue hire or attendee research.

    Applications to Round Two of both funds close on Sunday, 13 January.

    For more information and to lodge an application, got to CLICK HERE


  • 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.
  • Grants Available for NSW Organisations Supporting the LGBTIQ Community

    5 months ago
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    The 2018 Aurora Group Grants Round is now open and calling for applications from organisations across NSW.

    Aurora's Small Grants are for projects up to the value of $7,500 and must begin in early 2019 and be able to wrap up by October 2019.

    This year, Aurora are also delighted to add two new Special Grants with the generous support of PWC Australia and Westpac. These new Special Grants are $5000 each year over two years (valued at $10,000 in total), targeted towards vulnerable groups in our community.

    For nearly 20 years, The Aurora Group has supported the NSW LGBTIQ...

    The 2018 Aurora Group Grants Round is now open and calling for applications from organisations across NSW.

    Aurora's Small Grants are for projects up to the value of $7,500 and must begin in early 2019 and be able to wrap up by October 2019.

    This year, Aurora are also delighted to add two new Special Grants with the generous support of PWC Australia and Westpac. These new Special Grants are $5000 each year over two years (valued at $10,000 in total), targeted towards vulnerable groups in our community.

    For nearly 20 years, The Aurora Group has supported the NSW LGBTIQ community by raising funds to disperse to worthy projects across NSW. To date, Aurora has given over $900,000 and looks forward to adding to that amount again this year.

    The 2018-19 Grants Program is open for applications until 5pm Monday 5 November 2018.

    Visit www.auroragroup.com.au/grants for more information and check out The Aurora Group on Facebook here.