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Community Grants Available 2016/2017

Building Stronger Communities Grants

This funding is for activities which promote social inclusion and build links between Warren community members with the aim of assisting members of the community to participate in community life and activities, build resilience and access community resources.

Funds need to be used to support initiatives within key activities of:      

1.    Social Inclusion Programs/Workshops which build links between community members and assist disadvantaged members of the community participate in community life and activities;
2.    Coordinate Events;
3.    Community/Agency networking activities, projects or an eventInitiatives should be in partnership with a local child and family network or within a group of agencies servicing families with young children where local child and family networks are not established, by focussing on one or more of the following:      

•    Social networking between disadvantaged youth and mentors;
•    Building self confidence/belief and respect;
•    Team involvement in providing programs to encourage transition from school to work

The 2015/2016 applications are now open, if you are interested in applying for funding for a “social inclusion program” (it must run for a minimum of 6 sessions and include 8 participants per program) or funding to run a “social inclusion event” (which requires surveys to be distributed and collected from all participants at the event).

Application forms and guidelines are available to download below.

Please also note that it is a legislative requirement for any personnel involved with the program or event to have a NSW Working with Children Check.

The application will not be approved and funding WILL NOT be released without this documentation. A NSW Working with Children Check can be requested online here.

Early Intervention and Placement Prevention Program (EIPP) Funding

This funding is for a program/s which are skill focussed and training for youth aged between 12 and 18 years.  The aim of the program is to assist youth to gain life skills, achieve personal goals and build connection to family and education, with the bottom line being Keep Them Safe (KTS).

Funds need to be used to support initiatives within key activities of:         

1.    Instructional/skills development groups to develop life skills training (social skills, relationships) financial management/budgeting; career advice and support;
2.    Training/workshops provided to teach clients how to achieve personal goals.  Training/workshops may include: life skills training; financial management/budgeting;
3.    Multi-component programs including psychosocial support, self-help strategies, skill development, relationship development, building connection to family and education, and specialised and multidisciplinary care or treatment.

Applications must demonstrate networking within the Warren Shire Local Government Area, and focus on working with young people and the financially and socially disadvantaged members of the community.

Each application needs to address the one or more of the following:
1.    Social networking between disadvantaged youth and mentors;
2.    Building self confidence/belief and respect;
3.    Team involvement in providing programs to encourage transition from school to work;
4.    Developing life skills.

Application forms and guidelines are available to download below. 

Please also note that it is a legislative requirement for any personnel involved with the program or event to have a NSW Working with Children Check.

The application will not be approved and funding WILL NOT be released without this documentation. A NSW Working with Children Check can be requested online here.

Contact Details

Warren Shire Council
Phone: 02 6847 6600
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Downloads

pdf2015/2016 Building Stronger Communities Application Form90.44 KB
pdf2015/2016 Building Stronger Communities Guidelines99.05 KB
pdf2015/2016 Building Stronger Communities - List of items that can be funded99.67 KB
pdf2015/2016 EIPP Application Form 40.63 KB
pdf2015/2016 EIPP Guidelines130.11 KB
pdf2015/2016 EIPP - List of items that can be funded99.63 KB