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


  • The Bush Wire - National Rural Health Alliance Ltd.

    about 1 month ago
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    The National Rural Health Alliance represents 37 national organisations working to improve the health and wellbeing of 7 million people in rural and remote Australia.

    Our reach across rural and remote Australia allows us to quickly share information with health professionals and health consumers.

    Keep up to date with the latest news at the National Rural Health Alliance website


    The National Rural Health Alliance represents 37 national organisations working to improve the health and wellbeing of 7 million people in rural and remote Australia.

    Our reach across rural and remote Australia allows us to quickly share information with health professionals and health consumers.

    Keep up to date with the latest news at the National Rural Health Alliance website


  • Sunny by 1800RESPECT

    about 2 months ago
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    Designed by women with disability and 1800RESPECT, Sunny is a new app that supports women with disability to understand sexual assault, domestic and family violence, know their rights and reach out for support.

    Sunny has been designed to make sure it provides the very best support while meeting accessibility compliance standards.

    The Sunny app is completely free to download and use on iPhone and Android phones. Simply visit the iOS App Store or Google Play.


    Designed by women with disability and 1800RESPECT, Sunny is a new app that supports women with disability to understand sexual assault, domestic and family violence, know their rights and reach out for support.

    Sunny has been designed to make sure it provides the very best support while meeting accessibility compliance standards.

    The Sunny app is completely free to download and use on iPhone and Android phones. Simply visit the iOS App Store or Google Play.


  • 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


  • My Supports

    2 months ago
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    My Supports is a community based organisation providing support to people with a disability who are registered with the NDIS. Providing a unique, person-centred approach, My Supports assists people at home to remain actively engaged in their local community.

    My Supports is currently servicing the area from Taree up to Coffs Harbour with Neighbourhood Coordinators located in the Port Macquarie area.

    Find out more about My Supports here or email ben.facey@mysupports.com.au

    My Supports is a community based organisation providing support to people with a disability who are registered with the NDIS. Providing a unique, person-centred approach, My Supports assists people at home to remain actively engaged in their local community.

    My Supports is currently servicing the area from Taree up to Coffs Harbour with Neighbourhood Coordinators located in the Port Macquarie area.

    Find out more about My Supports here or email ben.facey@mysupports.com.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.
  • National Agriculture Day

    2 months ago
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    This year AgDay is being celebrated under the theme #GrowForGood. It's all about how agriculture is making the world a little better each year - by feeding and clothing more people, caring for our environment, and strengthening our rural communities.

    AgDay is on 21 November and the National Farmers' Federation are inviting organisations and individuals to get involved in spreading the #GrowForGood message throughout rural communities.

    Go to www.agday.org.au to find out about the many ways you and your organisation can be involved in 2018.

    This year AgDay is being celebrated under the theme #GrowForGood. It's all about how agriculture is making the world a little better each year - by feeding and clothing more people, caring for our environment, and strengthening our rural communities.

    AgDay is on 21 November and the National Farmers' Federation are inviting organisations and individuals to get involved in spreading the #GrowForGood message throughout rural communities.

    Go to www.agday.org.au to find out about the many ways you and your organisation can be involved in 2018.
  • My Health Record After Hours Community Information Sessions

    2 months ago
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    The North Coast Primary Health Network's My Health Record team are hosting an after hours event at the Town Green Inn to provide essential information about the online health summary before the end of the opt out period on Thursday 15 November 2018.

    Come along to learn about how it works, what you can do with it and how to make it work best for you. Light refreshments are supplied.

    Macleay Valley residents are invited to attend the My Health Record information Session taking place on Monday 12 November 2018 at Town Green Inn, Port Macquarie from 5:30pm – 7:00pm...

    The North Coast Primary Health Network's My Health Record team are hosting an after hours event at the Town Green Inn to provide essential information about the online health summary before the end of the opt out period on Thursday 15 November 2018.

    Come along to learn about how it works, what you can do with it and how to make it work best for you. Light refreshments are supplied.

    Macleay Valley residents are invited to attend the My Health Record information Session taking place on Monday 12 November 2018 at Town Green Inn, Port Macquarie from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.

    For more information on these sessions, visit www.ncphn.org.au/events or contact North Coast Primary Health Network’s My Health Record team on (02) 6618 5400.

  • 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
  • ETC - Transition to Work

    3 months ago
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    Transition to Work (TtW) is designed to help you and support you in achieving your employment or education goals.

    If you are 15 to 21 years old and are not sure where you are heading, or need help getting some skills and finding a job, TtW is for you! The program is tailored to your individual needs and features a range of workshops for you to choose from.

    If you would like more information please contact Renee on 0408 257 319 or Renae on 0447 112 079.

    Transition to Work (TtW) is designed to help you and support you in achieving your employment or education goals.

    If you are 15 to 21 years old and are not sure where you are heading, or need help getting some skills and finding a job, TtW is for you! The program is tailored to your individual needs and features a range of workshops for you to choose from.

    If you would like more information please contact Renee on 0408 257 319 or Renae on 0447 112 079.