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Apr 27 2021

Community Wellbeing Grants of Up To $10,000 Now Available

Last week we launched our Community Wellbeing Grants of up to $10,000  for organisations or community groups based within bushfire affected communities in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Lithgow areas.

The $10,000 grants follow on from our 'micro-grants' of up to $1,000 released last year for individuals to conduct grass roots community connection activities such as picnics, high teas, dance lessons and relaxation workshops. The 'micro-grants' are still available and applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted. A complete list of the micro-grants funded to date is available on our website.
Over the weekend our Community Recovery team attended the Hawkesbury Show to talk about our Community Wellbeing Grants program, as well as what services are available to those in need. Events like this are an important part of the recovery process as it provides the community an opportunity come together to support each other, talk, reflect and have fun.

After a tough month in the Hawkesbury, it was lovely to hear from the team how resilient our community is, with people telling the team what makes them happy, including things like; nana, the grandkids, sunshine, horses and family, the weekend and... the Hawkesbury show!”

They were also lucky enough to have a host of other services join them to discuss wellbeing, recovery services and more, including; NSW Department of Primary Industries, Step by Step – Disaster Recovery Support Service, The Salvation Army Australia, Australian Red Cross, Nepean Blue Mountains Health, Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre Inc, National Bushfire Recovery Agency and Resilience NSW.

Applications for the ‘Community Wellbeing Grants – up to $10,000’ are open until 11.59pm Friday 14 May 2021. We encourage all who are eligible to apply to contact our Community Engagement Officer, Esther Perry, to discuss your application before submission to ensure activity suitability.
For general grant or eligibility queries please contact Louisa Kable on 4708 8114 or email grants@nbmphn.com.au


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Lizz Reay is the CEO of Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network. Previously Deputy CEO of Nepean Blue Mountains Medicare Local & Nepean Division of General Practice, she has an extensive background in public health.

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