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Organisation Hayes Park Public School P&C Association Project title Hayes Park School and Community Hall Description Purchase of lighting for a community hall to be installed by volunteers as part of a larger community project to develop a usable community facility. Amount $2,800

Organisation Bourke High School Project title I Care About Me Description Workshops for high-school girls to increase opportunities for social and vocational participation. Amount $3,250

Organisation Maclean Shire Council Project title River Reconnect Description Production of a mural to promote community inclusion, reconciliation and local problem solving. Amount $4,100

Organisation Tamworth and District Seniors Computer Club Project title Train the trainer project for Tamworth Seniors Computer Club Description Skills development to implement a train the trainer package and enable volunteers to better deliver training to other members of the club. Project links older people with wider community via new technologies. Amount $4,500

Organisation Horton House Project title Horton House Nursing Home - Breakfast Club Description Funding a daily breakfast club for young children in the Yass area that focuses on building relationships between children and older residents. Amount $5,000

Organisation Sparks Rd Christian Church Project title MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers - Wyong Description To provide basic refurbishment for a community facility that will support isolated young mothers in this rapidly growing area, combat social isolation, promote networking and encourage return to employment. Amount $5,000

Organisation Kurrachee Cooperative Society Project title Muli Community (Woodenbong) Wheels to Meals Project. Description Community based project to set up a Wheels to Meals type program run by Community Development and Employment Program (CDEP) participants in the Muli community. Amount $5,000

Organisation Project title Parents of Hemiplegia children. Description Create and maintain a website to assist parents of children with hemiplegia, a form of cerebral palsy. Amount $5,000

Organisation Narromine Shire Council Project title Narromine Community Needs Workshop Description To conduct a two-day workshop to identify community needs, existing resources and partnership opportunities. Amount $6,000

Organisation Hallidays Point District Senior Citizens Association Project title Taree Locale - Bus shed Description Roof for senior citizens facility to support social participation by older Australians. Amount $6,000

Organisation Central Coast Pelicans Aboriginal Corporation Project title Central Coast men's Group - Indigenous Learning Description 4-day gathering for Aboriginal men and boys in the Central Coast area to promote understanding of men's roles in cultural protection of the area and address relevant health issues which affect the Aboriginal community. Amount $7,000

Organisation Dubbo Regional Gallery, Council of the City of Dubbo Project title Aboriginal Dance Workshops Description Aboriginal Dance Workshops and Tutoring Amount $7,150

Organisation Albion Park Uniting Church Project title Community "young families drop-in" project Description Purchase soft-fall and fencing for the playground facility they have established, using it to provide respite, support and information to young families in the Albion Park area. Amount $8,500

Organisation Australian Multiple Births Association Project title AMBA - video and promotional material Description Develop video and promotional material for families with twins, triplets and higher order multiples to offer additional support and resources. Amount $10,000

Organisation Anglicare Western NSW - Coonamble Branch Project title Family Counsellor Description Additional travel support for counsellor to assist rural families suffering hardship as a result of adverse weather conditions. Amount $10,000

Organisation Illawarra Area Consultative Committee Project title Youth services website - Illawarra. Description To create and maintain a website that will provide information on youth services and resources in the Illawarra area. Amount $10,000

Organisation Baulkham Hills Holroyd Parramatta Migrant Resource Centre Inc. Project title Family Communication Program Description Positive educational parenting program that caters for the special dynamics and components of the refugee and migrant families within the resettlement context. The program focuses on Bangladesh, Burmese and Somalian families. Amount $11,000

Organisation St Saviours Neighbourhood Centre Project title St Saviours Guided Playsessions. Description Establish a guided playsession to assist parents in developing parenting skills. Amount $11,000

Organisation Broken Hill Community Incorporated Project title Broken Hill Community Mentoring Description To link a range of business, academic and community mentors with solutions based community forums in Broken Hill. Forums will work on a range of issues affecting the Broken Hill community. Amount $12,000

Organisation Steering Committee Project title Byron Innovators Description Feasibility study for a new technology centre. Amount $15,000

Organisation Carers NSW Inc. Project title Evaluation of"Connections"Project Description To carry out a continuous, external evaluation of the Connections project funded under the Family and Community Network Initiative program, and to enable the project to benefit from continuous evaluative improvement. Amount $15,000

Organisation Bourke Shire Council Project title Indigenous Debutante Ball, Bourke Description Early intervention activities for young Indigenous participants to develop self-esteem. Amount $15,000

Organisation TECG Association Inc (formerly ExCalibre) Project title Mature Age Working Project Description To assist mature age workers find employment, provide support during the process, and to promote the needs of the target group to the community. Amount $15,000

Organisation Moree Family Support Service Project title Planning Project for Moree SFF Proposal Description Planning project to develop a community based and supported Stronger Families Fund proposal for Moree. Amount $15,000

Organisation Riverwood Community Centre Inc. Project title Riverwood Leadership Project. Description Leadership and training project to assist Riverwood residents elected to office bearing positions and volunteers playing a support role within 5 or more tenant participation groups. Amount $15,700

Organisation Gunnedah Miners Support Groups Australia Project title Gunnedah Miners Support Group--service access co-ordinator Description To link unemployed local residents to appropriate services, provide on-site training and implement a long term volunteer coordination strategy. Amount $17,230

Organisation Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development Project title Leadership Project Description To train potential leaders within the housing estate to enable them to take a more active role in decision making and consultative processes. Amount $18,000

Organisation Gudu Wondjer Safe House Project Project title Gudu Safe House development support - Eden Description Skills development for Indigenous safe house workers, enabling them to work with stakeholders on development of a safe house business strategy. Project will promote the safe house to isolated communities and families. Amount $18,250

Organisation Red Ochre Events Inc Project title Red Ochre Festival Description Project to support Indigenous and general community festival in Dubbo, and to build the capacity of the community to carry out the activities each year. Amount $20,000

Organisation Woodbine Neighbourhood Centre Inc Project title Woodbine Community for Safer Skate Park Description Involving the entire community in reclaiming park land, includes TAFE training in skills for young people. Amount $20,000

Organisation Brunswick Valley LinC Inc. Project title Ocean Shores Parenting, Relationships and Drug Awareness courses. Description To provide educational courses to parents and young families on parenting issues, relationships, and drug awareness. Amount $20,095

Organisation Tumut Shire Council Project title Youth and Community Development Program Description Action focused, practical community leadership program for young people and other potential leaders in Tumut and surrounding small towns. Amount $22,680

Organisation Western Sydney Information Technology Centre Project title Auburn Small Business Skills Development Project Description Identification, training and development of local business leaders, resulting in the formation of a business network and community leaders. Amount $24,130

Organisation Moama Local Aboriginal Land Council Project title Moama Indigenous Women's Issues Consultation Description To consult with local women on family, health, housing and education issues affecting their community and produce a widely distributed report. Amount $24,400

Organisation Broken Hill Community Inc Project title Broken Hill Community Centre Renovations Project Description Renovation of old bowling club into a community sector support centre, using volunteer labour and in-kind support. Development of a volunteer register for future community activities. Amount $25,000

Organisation Orana Regional Development Board (ORDB) Project title Orana Region Leadership Development Description Develop participants' skills as leaders and thus empower and strengthen communities to deal with local issues. Amount $30,000

Organisation Broken Hill Family Support Service Inc. Project title Wednesday Mothers Group Description A support group for socially isolated mothers with young children in Broken Hill. Amount $30,029

Organisation Nimbin Community Development Association Inc. Project title Peace Park Nimbin Description Coordination of volunteers and Work for the Dole Teams to develop a community space in Nimbin. Amount $33,000

Organisation N & DCAS Project title Seasonal Employment Liaison Project (SELP) Description Improve referral of seasonal workers to welfare assistance through increased liaison with service providers, accommodation providers and the cotton industry. Amount $35,385

Organisation Byron Youth Service Inc. Project title Streetcruise Description Train volunteers to conduct street-based outreach addressing anti-social behaviour by youth in Byron Bay. Amount $37,000

Organisation Mudgee Shire Council - Bungaba Women's Progress Association Project title Bungaba Community Development Description Development of skills and resources to enable local residents to implement projects and initiatives based around a new community hall. Amount $38,500

Organisation Cooramah Housing and Enterprise Aboriginal Corporation Project title Aboriginal Men's Bridging Network Description To link men together, enable them to communicate more effectively and have an understanding of leadership. Amount $40,000

Organisation Technical Aid to the Disabled Project title TAD - Volunteer recruitment and promotion program Description To develop and disseminate promotional material through volunteers to TAD (Technical Aid to the Disabled), particularly younger and appropriately skilled volunteers. Amount $40,000

Organisation Central Coast Area Health Project title The Jigsaw 2020 Project Description Leadership options for youth using a process of exploring alternative futures and designing the kind of future they want for their own communities. Amount $40,000

Organisation West Kempsey Community Renewal Project Project title West Kempsey parents group facilitator Description An Aboriginal facilitator/family worker will offer support for residents, parents and children living in the West Kempsey housing estate by assisting families with parenting skills, organise referrals and attend supported playgroup with new residents. Amount $40,000

Organisation Macular Degeneration Foundation Project title With Work In Sight Description To support employment outcomes for people with Macular Degeneration. Includes survey phase, followed by development of products to assist employers and employment services organisations. Amount $40,000

Organisation Association of Children's Welfare Agencies (ACWA) Project title Developing Integrated Community Leadership in the Central West of NSW Description Leadership training for community agencies in Forbes and the Central West. Amount $42,200

Organisation Lower Bucca Community Pre-School Project title Lower Bucca PreSchool Group Description Expansion of existing child-care facilities to include parent support services. Amount $42,400

Organisation Ivanhoe Tourist Association Project title Ivanhoe Youth Program Description Renovation of local building using volunteer labour and in-kind support to provide a centre for youth activities overseen by local residents. Amount $42,500

Organisation Yamuloong Inc Project title Yamuloong Youth Leadership Program Description To run a leadership program for young people, focused around the CROC/ROCK festivals, to take back drug and alcohol messages back to their communities. Amount $43,080

Organisation The Benevolent Society Project title Wyong Shire Local Solutions Development Project Description Community consultation and development process to develop at least three local projects to address local needs. Amount $43,200

Organisation Wagga Wagga City Council Project title Connecting Families Wagga Wagga Project Description An outreach service linking vulnerable families into child care and family support services, providing information on parenting and child development and coordinating support for at risk families through partnerships with existing services. Amount $44,645

Organisation Shoalhaven High School Project title Shoalhaven Youth Development Demonstration Project - Extension Description Development of personal and leadership skills amongst school age young people through participation in local community service organisations such as rural fire service, SES, and surf life saving. Amount $45,000

Organisation Multicultural Neighbourhood Centre Project title Multicultural Neighbourhood Centre Workshops - Newcastle Description Workshops and camps to develop cross-cultural relationships and leadership amongst young people. Amount $45,249

Organisation NSW Department of Housing - South Inverell Residents Assoc. Project title South Inverell Residents Association Self Management Project. Description Develop skills of the resident's group to run community activities and develop improved access and networks with existing services. Amount $45,500

Organisation Tuckandee Pty Ltd Project title Lightning Ridge Family and Community Workshops Description Series of workshops bringing together all sections of the local community to develop strategies for assisting families and the wider community. Amount $45,800

Organisation Cobar Mobile Children's Services Project title SMILE: Supporting Mothers in a Loving Environment Description A weekly group offering parent info sessions with childcare for preschool age children Amount $46,370

Organisation The Benevolent Society Project title Northwest NSW Leadership Program - Ben Soc Description Program bringing together potential leaders from a wide range of backgrounds across the north-west region of NSW to combine skills to bear on issues affecting local communities in the region. Amount

Organisation Bosnia-Herzegovina Project Inc Project title Family Magazine"Zena 21" Description Strengthen refugee families from former Yugoslavia through a community magazine that provides family/relationship information, supports and promotes family/parenting projects and promotes harmony between former Yugoslavian communities. Amount $50,400

Organisation Kurrajong Waratah Project title Supported Play Groups, Ashmont Estate, Wagga Wagga Description Educate and support vulnerable families living on the housing estate who attend the Ashmont playgroups and will link them to a family support worker to assist them with parenting. Amount $51,915

Organisation Cootamundra Community Centre Inc. Project title Cootamundra Families and Communities Self -Help Programme. Description To establish a network of community driven support groups to assist families in need. Amount $54,000

Organisation Samaritans Foundation Project title Hunter Community Renewal Scheme - Hunter Housing Maintenance Employment Training Project Description Project based in Windale to provide accredited training to social housing tenants to develop a local labour force to access local employment opportunities and establish a community-based employment co-operative. Amount $60,000

Organisation North West Community Care Project title Mobile Community Facilitator - Western Sydney Description Mobile community facilitator to organise events, bring people together and train residents' associations to take a more active role in the community. Amount $60,000

Organisation Djigay Students Association Incorporated Project title South Kempsey Mums Craft Group and Kids Club Description Provision of educational and leisure activities for children 5-12 and support for existing Mums Group. Amount $60,000

Organisation Coledale Residents Association Project title Coledale (Tamworth) residents under 12's project. Description A volunteer run kids club for 5-12 year olds aimed at promotion of life skills, reconciliation and nutrition as well as social activities. The Club has a high proportion of children from indigenous backgrounds. Amount $65,000

Organisation Dads in Distress Project title Dads in Distress Coffs Harbour Description Develop and promote self-sustaining support groups for non-custodial fathers undergoing separation and divorce. Amount $69,139

Organisation Carers NSW Inc. Project title Extension of"Connections"Project Description To explore innovative ways of linking isolated carers and parents of people with developmental disability in selected NSW locations. Amount $69,600

Organisation Maitland Youth Enterprise Inc. Project title Young Mothers Group - Maitland Description Will provide support for young mothers to access education programs and improve opportunities to get jobs. Amount $70,000

Organisation Miimi Mothers Aboriginal Land Corporation Project title Miimi Mothers Creative Circles Description To promote community self-reliance through healing workshops, culturally appropriate mentoring and the pursuit of a healing centre for the community. Amount $70,000

Organisation Forster Neighbourhood Centre Inc Project title Forster trauma support. Description Develop and implement community education program on grief, loss and trauma to respond to a range of recent incidents including youth suicide. Amount $75,000

Organisation Nambucca Valley Neighbourhood Centre Project title Nambucca Blokes Project. Description Early intervention and family relationship support project for men. Amount $76,697

Organisation WASH House Project title WASH House - early intervention for parents Mt Druitt Description Early intervention parenting skills training and information booklet for mothers with intellectual or mental disabilities or with poor literacy skills. Amount $78,150

Organisation Youth Insearch Project title Youth Insearch camps for young people - NSW Description 13 camps for young people from NSW - 8 at Kurrajong and 5 at Lake Keepit - funding includes an evaluation component. Amount $78,610

Organisation Narrabri and District Community Aid Service Inc. Project title Krafty Kids Project Description Family relationships and parenting project for children aged 5-12 and their parents. Amount $79,000

Organisation Bellingen Now Inc. Project title Multimedia and Stagecraft Training (MAST) [previously: Leadership, Training and Mentorship Pre-employment Skills for Youth] Description Project targeting unemployed youth to provide management skills to stage festivals and events. Activities include new media workshops, seminars, tutorials and forums. Amount $79,000

Organisation Casino Neighbourhood Centre Incorporated Project title North Casino Management and Skills Project Description Develop management and leadership skills of residents of Casino housing estate and put these skills into practice with the establishment of a Trades Shed and implementation of community plans. Amount $79,215

Organisation Upper Macleay Pre-School Inc Project title The Play Program Description Supported playgroup in Upper Macleay Preschool Amount $79,430

Organisation Albury City Council Project title Yellow Bus Service, Albury Description A referral service for families with children aged 0-5 years considered to be 'at risk', comprising playgroups and home visiting. Amount $80,000

Organisation Friends of Campbelltown TAFE Child Studies Playgroup Project title Friends of Campbelltown TAFE Child Studies Playgroup Description Provision of workshops on parenting issues for 6 established playgroups and establish a parent library and children's play area Amount $81,800

Organisation Ghinni Ghinni Youth and Culture Aboriginal Corp. Project title Ghinni Ghinni Youth and Culture Aboriginal Corp. Project Description Project targets the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and involves courses for covering following aspects: nutritional cooking and recipes; effective parenting skills and family values; and, anger management. Amount $81,820

Organisation Hastings Women's and Children's Refuge Project title Hastings Women's and Children's Refuge Description Supported playgroup for mothers and children who have experienced domestic violence. Amount $82,250

Organisation Streetwize Communications Project title Kickin the Blues Description To develop and distribute resources for young people, schools and families in Western NSW about young people and depression. Amount $83,354

Organisation St Clair Community Project Inc. Project title Do It Yourself Project (DIY) St Clair Description To provide opportunities for marginalised and at-risk young males in St Clair and Erskine Park to interact with older adult males in a positive mentoring environment, through passive recreational and construction activities and skills workshops. Amount $86,300

Organisation Caravan Project, Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle Project title Hunter Caravan Parks - Community Leadership Strategy Description To develop community leaders and residents in caravan parks, giving them the opportunity to take a more active role in the running of the parks Amount $87,000

Organisation Fairfield City Council Project title The Family Connections Project Description Early intervention program for children and families at Fairfield Primary School Amount $87,300

Organisation Lismore Skills Centre Inc Project title Facilitated Community Capacity Building - Goonellabah Description Training to enable housing estate residents to plan, implement and evaluate community building activities. Amount $88,220

Organisation The Samaritans Foundation Project title WAVES Program: Welfare And Vocational Extended Support Description Rotational delivery of a range of youth services in 4 high schools in Newcastle. Amount $90,000

Organisation Wingecarribee Family Support Service Project title Young Parenting Project. Description Outreach and parenting support to isolated young single parents in Wingecarribee. Amount $91,000

Organisation Nambucca Valley Community Services Council Inc. Project title Nambucca Men's Shed Description Ongoing development of the Nambucca Men's Shed, including its program of building, mentoring, networking, education and community support. Project has particular focus on a business plan to make the shed financially self-supporting. Amount $96,000

Organisation Family Action Centre Project title Young Families with Problematic Substance Use Description To employ a coordinator to recruit and train volunteers, establish and oversee supported playgroups and develop group parenting programs for young families with substance abuse problems. Amount $99,551

Organisation Drug Awareness and Relief Movement (DRUG-ARM) NSW Project title Home Assessment and Response Team Program (Liverpool/Fairfield LGA) Description Train teams of volunteers to provide assistance to families and individuals affected by drug and alcohol use in their home environment. Amount $100,000

Organisation Hunter Children's Services Forum (HCSF) Project title Hunter Children's Services Forum Description Provision of information about parenting/child development to parents, children's services and other stakeholders through newsletters, an internet site, training, regular conferences and information sessions and general networking. Amount $100,000

Organisation Noah's Ark Centre of Shoalhaven/Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council Project title Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Childhood Early Intervention project Description Employ a qualified teacher with specialist early intervention skills and a child care worker from the community to work with families to facilitate participation, ensure culturally relevant support and develop skills. Amount $103,528

Organisation Dale Program Project title Young Mothers Program Description Assisting disadvantaged young mothers to further their educational abilities. Amount $110,150

Organisation LEGS (Learning, Enjoying, Growing and Support) for Early Childhood in Rylstone Shire/ Rylstone Shire Council Project title LEGS (Learning, Enjoying, Growing and Support) for Early Childhood In Rystone Description Early Childhood support for families in Rylstone Shire. Amount $110,550

Organisation Liverpool City Council Project title Cartwright Family Connections Project Description To continue the"Connections"project in the Cartwright Public School, working with selected groups of families to develop skills and knowledge in parenting, relationships, and other matters. Amount $118,664

Organisation The Spastic Centre of NSW Project title Community Partnerships Programme Hunter and Western Sydney Description Establish a network of community groups to support children with disabilities and their families at times of significant transition. The project will also offer leadership training to parents who are interested in continuing and leading the groups. Amount $119,160

Organisation Two Bishops Trust Project title Lake Macquarie Mens Shed Coordination Project Description To provide pre-employment skills and support through an established model of the men's sheds. Amount $120,000

Organisation Australian Red Cross, NSW Project title Glen Mervyn Young Women's Health Program Description Project Officer to support the transition of young, homeless, single mothers from the Glen Mervyn facility in eastern Sydney into the community. Amount $120,545

Organisation Bourke Shire Council Project title River Towns - Bourke Description To facilitate and further the capacity of various stakeholders to address underlying issues in Bourke through the Community Working Parties, local government and the business sectors. Amount $121,058

Organisation Northern Star Aboriginal Corporation Project title River Towns - Brewarrina Description To facilitate and further the capacity of various stakeholders to address underlying issues in Brewarrina through the Community Working Parties, local government and the business sectors. Amount $121,058

Organisation Walgett Shire Council Project title River Towns - Walgett Description To facilitate and further the capacity of various stakeholders to address underlying issues in Walgett through the Community Working Parties, local government and the business sectors. Amount $121,058

Organisation Central Darling Shire Council Project title River Towns - Wilcannia Description To facilitate and further the capacity of various stakeholders to address underlying issues in Wilcannia through the Community Working Parties, local government and the business sectors. Amount $121,058

Organisation St George Migrant Resource Centre Inc. Project title St George South Pacific Islander Family and Children's Project Description Early Intervention project for South Pacific Islander Families and Children. Amount $121,800

Organisation Pacific Islander Women's Advisory and Support Service Project title Mana Project Description To run an early intervention parenting and family relationship support project. Amount $122,000

Organisation St Saviours Neighbourhood Centre Project title Koori Guudhas Playgroup. Description A supported playgroup for Aboriginal mothers in Goulburn. Amount $129,040

Organisation Saphire Community House Inc. Project title Family and Community Centre Co-ordinator - Merimbula. Description Family and Community Centre Co-ordinator to run family relationship programs. Amount $131,150

Organisation Auburn Migrant Resource Centre Project title Family Support Worker for Migrant Families in Auburn LGA Description Parenting and relationship support for small and emerging Cultural And Linguistic Diverse communities in Auburn LGA. Amount $133,026

Organisation The Uncle Project Project title Extension of Uncles and Aunties Program in the NSW North Coast Description Run an Auntie and Uncle program in each of the larger regional towns on the North Coast to match children from single parent families with volunteers from the community who act as mentors and role models. Amount $137,500

Organisation Central West Rural Financial Counselling Service Project title Central West Volunteer Skills Development Description Promotion and development of volunteering to support the community sector in small towns in the central west of NSW. Amount $140,000

Organisation Great Mates Inc Project title Development of Great Mates mentoring program in the Hunter Valley and in Mt Druitt Description To link appropriate adult role models from sporting, business, academic and other backgrounds. Amount $140,000

Organisation Great Mates Inc Project title Miimali Mates Mentoring program - Wyong, Tamworth and Blacktown areas Description Development of mentoring program in three locations. Based on the Great Mates model, but specifically adapted for Indigenous communities. Amount $140,000

Organisation Barnardos Australia Project title Wellington Community Net-workers Description An indigenous family support program, that aims to improve access for parents and families to parenting programs and improve local linkages within their community Amount $140,000

Organisation Cabonne Council Project title Cabonne/Blayney Child Care Links Description Based at Cabonne/Blayney Family Day Care in Molong the project will help the community to expect and support excellence in children's services, the use of childcare resources for community activities and develop child care centres as a resource for children and families. Amount $143,000

Organisation Penrith City Council Project title Children's Services Connecting Communities Description Based in Long Day Centre to target City of Penrith. Amount $143,000

Organisation SDN Project title Child Care Connections Project Description Based in child care services. To cover Riverwood Local Govt Area & focus on public housing estate. Amount $143,000

Organisation Country Heart Project title Country Heart Project for Regional Australia. Description National support service and web-site focussing on community, family and personal issues for people living in rural and regional Australia. Amount $148,279

Organisation Society of St Vincent de Paul Project title The Animation Project - Mt Druitt and Campbelltown Description Expansion of current animation project to other disadvantaged groups, involving leadership training and networking and the development of local community projects. Amount $149,200

Organisation Island Quarry Association Inc Project title Island Quarry Community Participation Project - Byron Bay Description Integrated and flexible work program for regular"volunteers"at the Island Quarry site. Amount $150,000

Organisation Sisters of Charity Outreach Project title Parent Support Program - Liverpool Description Trained volunteers will make home visits to at risk mothers to provide them with parenting education and develop a support network of peers. Amount $150,000

Organisation Australian Capital Region Development Council Project title Capital Region Community Leadership Program. Description Region-wide leadership training in south-east NSW to develop skills, build an active work program, promote economic and social development in the region and establish strong networks. Amount $152,000

Organisation Albury City Council Project title Community Partnership Project Albury Description Two professional youth mentors will travel to six outlying local centres to run a leadership and skill-building program for young people between the ages of 12 and 18 years who are at risk of leaving school early. Amount $152,000

Organisation Cooloon Children's Centre Inc Project title The Everyday of Parenting Description To employ a facilitator to run parent driven discussion groups, establish self-sustaining peer parent support groups, provide individual support to families before crisis begins and offer referrals. Amount $160,000

Organisation Gwabegar and District Incorporated Project title Gwabegar and Pilliga CommunityLink Centre Co-ordinator Description Establishment and coordination of an information and access centre to improve service provision in two remote towns. Amount $161,400

Organisation Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety Project title Stronger Farm Families Description To provide training opportunities to farm families in the far north west of NSW and Victoria about family relationships and managing stress Amount $162,000

Organisation Muloobinba Aboriginal Family Support Service Project title Muloobinba Aboriginal Family Support Service Description Family support worker and training programs Amount $163,170

Organisation Bimbadeen National Indigenous Training Association Project title Bimbadeeen Indigenous In-community Leadership Training Description Leadership training in 2-3 Indigenous communities that focuses on collaborative learning, practical activities and a strong mentorship component. Amount $169,000

Organisation Anti-Violence project of the Men's Resource Centre Inc Project title Anti-Violence Project - Lismore Description The project offers courses in fathering, communication, anti-violence strategies, peer education and relationship skills for families that are experiencing domestic violence. Amount $170,190

Organisation Kids Help Line Project title National Peers Skills Program Description To train school and community workers across Australia to facilitate"peers skills"workshops for young people aged 14 to 18 years, so that young people are able to help each other in times of crisis. Amount $173,000

Organisation Black on Track Incorporated Project title Black on Track - Hunter Description An Aboriginal men's program run by an Aboriginal man, in the Hunter area. The men's program includes groups, forums, camps, counselling, support, education, and training. Amount $180,973

Organisation Moree Plains Shire Council Project title Boggabilla and Toomelah CommunityLink Information and Access Centre Coordinator. Description Establishment of community information and access centres with associated staff. Amount $188,000

Organisation Blacktown Alcohol and other Drugs and Family Service Project title Bridges Community Leadership Project - Blacktown Description Using a train the trainer leadership model, strengthen links between young people, families, agencies and the community in order to deal with the issue of drugs in the Blacktown Area. Amount $189,000

Organisation Family Centre Community Projects Inc Project title Men's Mobile Resource Unit Description Home-based and outreach counselling and support services for men in the Tweed Shire. Amount $189,489

Organisation Minimbah Preschool Aboriginal Corporation Project title Minimbah Young Aboriginal Families Support Program Description To provide holistic support for young indigenous families in Armidale Amount $191,000

Organisation The Benevolent Society Project title Claymore Employment Cooperative Project Description Coordination and development of the Claymore Employment Cooperative to explore and implement employment for long-term unemployed residents through community micro businesses and other initiatives. Amount $192,550

Organisation Jumbunna Community Preschool and Early Intervention Centre Inc Project title Jumbunna Intensive Parenting Project Description Employment of a parent educator to work with the parents of pre-school children displaying challenging behaviours. Amount $195,000

Organisation Far South Coast Family Support Service Project title Mobile Toy Library - Far NSW South Coast Description Imlay Special Needs Group in partnership with the Far South Coast Family Support Service will run a Mobile Toy Library Service with a focus on parenting programs for families in the Bega Valley Shire. Amount $195,500

Organisation The Aboriginal Education Program, UNSW Project title Indigenous Home Instruction Program for Pre-school Youngsters (HIPPY) Description Provision of a home-based early childhood intervention program in La Perouse that helps Indigenous parents prepare their children for school. Amount $200,000

Organisation Interrelate Project title Indigerelate Lismore Description Safe healing place and indigenous counselling service for indigenous people in Lismore and surrounding districts. Amount $200,910

Organisation Guyra Local Aboriginal Land Council Project title Northern Tablelands Aboriginal Planning Forum Description Support and development for elders, men and women of the community in 9 New England regional centres. Amount $201,860

Organisation Riverina Regional Development Board Project title Stump-Jump Community Leadership Program Description Community capacity building through leadership development in 6 communities in the Riverina area. Amount $207,900

Organisation Tweed Valley Community Church Project title Northern Rivers Indigenous Leadership Program Description To train indigenous leaders throughout north-eastern New South Wales and support them to develop local community initiatives. Amount $210,000

Organisation Centre for Popular Education, University of Technology, Sydney Project title UTS Community Leadership Program - Campbelltown and Blacktown Description To develop and inaugurate a leadership program for community workers. Amount $213,594

Organisation Uniting Care Burnside Project title NEWPIN Fathers Program - Blacktown Description Employ a worker to support fathers in developing stronger family relationships. Based on Newpin Mother's program. Amount $216,300

Organisation The Benevolent Society Project title Eastern Suburbs Community Leadership Program Description To support the social development of five public housing estates by building the leadership capacities of individuals and groups. Amount $216,360

Organisation Port Stephens Family Support Service Inc. Project title Tilligerry Family Network Description Employment of coordinator to resource needs, establish appropriate links, general referral and advocacy. Amount $228,750

Organisation Central Riverina Orana Western Tenants Association Inc Project title Gordon Estate Community Centre Coordinator Description Development of volunteer skills amongst residents from the Gordon Centre of West Dubbo to assist in running and coordination of community based programs, and to encourage greater stakeholder involvement in the estate. Amount $236,000

Organisation ASCA Advocates for Survivors of Child Abuse Project title Counsellor based In Cessnock Description Provide a counsellor to assist survivors of child abuse to break out of the welfare cycle, to continue in their healing and to help them with parenting skills so they break the cycle of abuse. Amount $238,500

Organisation NCOSS Project title Volunteer Skills Development in ER services. Description Training and development for volunteer workers in Emergency Relief agencies across NSW. Amount $240,000

Organisation Centacare - Port Macquarie Project title Men and Family Relationships Program Description Men's groups in the Hastings and Macleay regions that include workshops and support groups on anger management, stress, grief and loss and relationships. Amount $245,890

Organisation Moree Family Support Project title Moree Stronger Family Fund - Early Intervention Project Description Create networks of services to provide supported playgroups, parenting programs and home visiting services. Amount $245,890

Organisation The Benevolent Society Project title Macarthur Resident Leadership project Description Leadership project to develop skills and involve residents and non-traditional leaders in community life on public housing estates in the Macarthur region. Amount $253,476

Organisation Food-Share Australia Project title Food-share - expansion to South and North Coasts Description To expand an affordable food program for low income families to the Illawarra/Nowra and North Coast, and to develop a sustainable business plan for Food-Share Australia. Amount $255,000

Organisation Miimi Mothers Aboriginal Corporation Inc. Project title Bowraville Growing Community Description Program to improve access to services by Indigenous residents, promote active reconciliation and healing, foster better family relationships through parenting training and develop community leaders. Amount $262,000

Organisation Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation Project title Far West Regional Social and Emotional Well Being Centre Description Development of a Centre for holistic wellbeing and coordinated delivery of services to Indigenous people in the Far West ward of Murdi Paaki ATSIC region. Amount $263,000

Organisation Children and Education Research Centre, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah Campus Project title Home based learning - Various Regions Description Support at Home for Early Language and Literacy's (SHELLS) project - an early literacy intervention program in Wyong and two other locations. Amount $265,300

Organisation The Warnervale Family and Community Centre Project title Social Infrastructure Project - Wyong Description Develop and pilot a community welcoming initiative aimed at networking new and existing residents to help prevent social stress. Amount $269,000

Organisation Ngunya Jarjum Aboriginal Corporation Project title Ngunya Jarjum Aboriginal Corp Project Description Preventative program - provide services to families whose children may need or have already had periods of care away form their home and family. Amount $271,830

Organisation Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service Co-Operative Ltd Project title Walgett Aboriginal Stronger Families and Communities Project Description Improve the integration of local family services to meet identified needs of Elders and Men of Walgett and develop community leadership. Amount $305,000

Organisation Dona Maria Pre and Post Natal Support Network Project title Training volunteers in pre and post natal support - State wide Description Establish a state wide network of self help groups by training volunteers in pre and post natal support. Amount $308,095

Organisation SDN Children's Services Inc. Project title SDN Services Early Intervention Program - Waterloo Description An early childhood intervention program for families living in the inner Sydney suburbs targeting parents struggling with issues such as long term unemployment, domestic violence, social isolation and substance abuse. Amount $319,000

Organisation UnitingCare Burnside Project title Orana Playgroup/ Early Intervention Project Description Play groups and parenting support for at risk families in Dubbo and surrounds. Amount $322,910

Organisation Bourke Proclaimed Place Inc, (Dunbi Place) Project title Bourke Aboriginal Men's Early Intervention and Parenting project Description A project for Indigenous men involving parenting skills workshops, mentor training and establishing mentor-managed supported playgroups. Amount $325,000

Organisation The Family Centre Community Projects Inc. Project title Relationship Skills - Far North Coast Schools Description Relationship skills education in 18 far north coast high schools. Amount $325,140

Organisation Anglican Community of the Redeemer Project title Ashmont Community Resource Centre Description Provide funding for a community based family therapy centre, in a housing estate, to provide professional counselling and other services to the community of Ashmont to strengthen and support parents and families. Amount $342,150

Organisation Boree Aboriginal Corporation Project title Boree Aboriginal Corporation--Koori Link Description Interagency approach to develop linkages between to services for families to improve access and quality of service. Amount $350,000

Organisation BBREETAC Project title Red Ochre Links - Dubbo Description The co-ordination of local services, and facilitation of links between Aboriginal families and service providers in Dubbo. Amount $358,000

Organisation NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS) Project title Families in Cultural Transition Description Multi-family workshops facilitated by bi-cultural facilitators for refugee families focusing on settlement in Australia and the impact of the change of cultures on family dynamics. Amount $382,990

Organisation Burnside Project title Minto Under 12's Project Description Families project in Minto Housing Estate focusing on children under 12 to build a stronger culture of caring for children. Amount $393,000

Organisation Barnados South Coast (lead agency, in partnership with Shellharbour Council, Albion Park Neighbourhood Association and Shellharbour Youth Activities Service) Project title Illawarra Community Development Partnership Description Partnership project employing 3 development officers to work with families in three housing estates. The project will map service development and identify complementary strategies for intervention. Amount $539,000

Organisation Centacare Bathurst Project title Centacare Bathurst Early Intervention Parenting Funds Description Three part parenting, mentoring and counselling program across the Bathurst diocese. Amount $624,548

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Content Updated: 29 May 2012