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'Have Your Say' to achieve gender equality

The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today urged people living in the Coffs Harbour electorate to identify the challenges faced by women and suggest solutions for these issues, in the ‘Have Your Say’ online survey.
“There is still a gap between men and women’s financial status, workforce participation, caring and family responsibilities and vulnerability to violence, among other issues. That’s why the government is working on the state’s first Women’s Strategy to tackle these issues,” Mr Fraser said.

Record funding boost for regional arts and culture

Through the new Regional Cultural Fund the NSW Government is investing $100 million into regional towns and cities to develop new and existing arts and culture projects.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro, said this fund will help to attract major cultural productions to regional NSW by investing in projects that often miss out on funding to metropolitan areas.

Jetty4Shores Photography Competition

Would you like to see one of your photographs become part of a Coffs Coast destination and national landmark project?
Public art is a major component of the Jetty4Shores project to revitalise and put the harbour back into the heart of the city.
Coffs Harbour City Council is inviting members of the community to submit photographic images that reflect our local marine and coastal environment.
Two winning images will be chosen and incorporated into two new prominent water stations - one situated in the new plaza area and the other in the market/picnic area.

Funding grants for women's leadership development

Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s Professional Services Sector. The initiative is providing women with grants to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs. The leadership development programs are part-time and delivered nationally via WLA’s blended learning model. Scholarship funding is strictly limited and will be awarded based on a set of selection criteria being met.

Understanding the future needs of our workforce

The future employment needs of Mid North Coast business and industry will be closely examined as part of a new body of research currently being undertaken by Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast (RDAMNC).
The Mid North Coast Skills Audit has been funded by the NSW State Government and will be conducted with business and industry participants across the region throughout the months of April and May, with a final report due for completion in June.

Water Safety Fund Community Grants Program applications now open!

The Water Safety Fund Community Grants Program supports community efforts to reduce drowning deaths and improve water safety in ocean and freshwater systems with a total funding commitment of $4.5m over three years. The Fund will be supporting projects that increase water safety in high risk geographical locations, population groups and activities building on the work achieved by the Water Safety Black Spots Fund (2011-2015).

Energy Opportunity Workshops

The NSW Solar Bonus Scheme is coming to a close at the end of the 2016 year.
NSW Department of Industry in collaboration with the Office of Environment and Heritage, with the support of local partners are hosting Energy Opportunity Workshops across NSW.

McDonald's Junior Grants Program 2016/17 - open now!

McDonald’s Coffs Harbour Nambucca Grafton are proud to Support Local Children Achieve Their Dreams
We are donating $37,000 towards the local community through our Junior Grants Program 2016-17

The Aurora Group's Small Grants Round for 2016

The Aurora Group is a charity, raising funds for NSW-based initiatives that support, reach out to and provide innovative projects focused on LGBTIQ people.

Each year, we hold fundraising events in order to raise funds for projects that might otherwise not receive funding across NSW. Last year we awarded six grants to organisations across the state, and following the success of the 2016 Aurora Ball we are hoping to expand our reach into new organisations and communities with a larger grants program this year.

Light up Christmas with the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Make-A-Wish® Australia is inviting families across AUstralia to help bring the hope, strength and joy of a cherished wish to children and teenagers battling life-threatening medical conditions, by registering to fundraise at their Christmas light displays.

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