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18 August 2017


 Community Billboard for the Northern Tablelands, Granite Belt and the Greater Listening Area


 Welcome to the Ten FM Community Billboard a listing of what’s on in Tenterfield, Stanthorpe and beyond. Our aim is to keep you informed with community announcements and happenings and government grant information. This site is updated twice a week.  If you have any notices pertaining to charitable, community or non-profit events let us know here at Ten FM by calling 02 6736 3444, dropping in to 142 Manners Street, Tenterfield (9 - 2 weekdays) or emailing

 Tenterfield Council D Ward By-Election:

Will be held on Saturday 19 August at the Memorial Hall, Molesworth Street from 8am to 6pm.  Pre-poll voting will be held at the Tenterfield Shire Council Offices from Monday 7 August to Friday 18 August between 9am and 4.30pm (excluding Saturdays & Sundays

Tenterfield RSPCA Cup Cake Day:

will be held at Tenterfield Vet Clinic on Monday 21 August from 9.30am


Australian Breastfeeding Association
Tenterfield-Granite Belt Group

Supply and Demand - Getting it right for your baby

The Australian Breastfeeding Association Tenterfield-Granite Belt Group is holding a coffee morning in Stanthorpe which will include a discussion about milk supply to meet baby’s needs. Stanthorpe Baptist Church Hall, Cnr Railway St and Hillcrest St, Stanthorpe at 9:30am, Thursday, 24 August, 2017. All mums are invited to attend, regardless of how old their baby is, or how their baby is fed. Children are always welcome. 
For inquiries regarding meetings contact 0409 001 634.


Author Talk - Wayne Ellis, “Kissing the Black Dog”

 Thursday 24 August 11am at the Tenterfield Library. Creative solutions to depression, anxiety, worry and other stress related conditions. In this talk Wayne will focus on the basics, the things each person can do, such as how to better absorb water, the powerful effects of breathing and increasing oxygen absorption and the important of a pH balanced alkaline diet. The other key to reducing stress is gratitude.


Tenterfield Eisteddfod:

Speech, Music, Drama and Dance.  Starts at 8.30 am at the Tenterfield School of Arts Theatre, 21 – 26 August 2017.  Further details call Fay McCowen on 02 6736 5417


Expressions of Interest for Tenterfield Weekly Local Produce Market:

 Strengthening our local economy, low food miles, opportunities for all producers, creating community resilience and food security.

A broad range of products is encouraged, producers complimenting each other to create a diverse variety of local produce to make it a strong market experience for all.

If you are a producer and don't have enough produce to create your own stall but would like to sell your product at the market, a community table will be available.

Guest Speaker Ivan Lackey NTLLS & GBLC General Meeting

To acknowledge your commitment to Landcare you are personally invited to come along and share in:-

FREE Guest Speaker

FREE wine, beer, soft drink, tea & coffee

FREE Warm food & nibble platters

Bring a friend, wife, husband, partner, girlfriend, boyfriend….all are welcome at no extra charge!

All we ask is that you let us know if you are attending, RSVP by Thursday 24th August 2017 to

or telephone 0267 363 500


Cancer Council NSW Daffodil Day:

 Buy a daffodil for someone you know on Friday 25 August. A national day of hope for a cancer-free future. For more information on how to get involved this year visit


The ArtWorks Granite Belt Market:

 On Saturday 19 August from 8am to noon featuring craft market & delicious food, vintage rummage, bric-a-brac, and plants at the Railway Station Precinct, Davadi Street, Stanthorpe  This is a fundraising event to install disability facilities into the Railway Station Building.


Permaculture & Biological Fertilisers Seminar:

will be held at Granite Borders Landcare Office, 45 Martin Street, Tenterfield  on Saturday 26 August.  Cost is $15. An overview of the 3 Permaculture ethics and 12 Principals of Permaculture. Lunch provided.  Please RSVP by 22 August to or call 02 6736 3500


Stanthorpe Permaculture Buying Club:

 We are pleased to let you all know that we are organising a buying club of mostly organic, all Australian grown (except coconut oil from the Solomon Islands) grocery products. Things like flour, rice, beans, seeds, raisins, oats, dish washing liquid, and so on. The idea is to buy at wholesale prices + a little extra (10% trial) to cover some costs so that we can all access high quality food at better prices. Go to to sign up and receive the next series of emails to get the order put through for Sat, 26th August.


Ballandean Twighlight Markets:

 On Saturday 26 August  from 3 – 7 pm. The hub of Ballandean celebrating all things local, lovely and hand crafted. Lots to see, buy & enjoy.


Music in the Gallery:

 Presenting the annual Joan Smith tribute on Sunday 27 August at 2pm featuring the Granite Belt Choir, Granite Belt Junior Choir and Contempo. Entry is only a $5 donation at the Stanthorpe Art Gallery.


On Wednesday 30 August 7pm at the Tenterfield Community Centre, 136 Manners Street, Tenterfield. For further details phone 6736 3444.


“Ladies in Livestock”:

is a seminar organized by Local Land Services Northern Tablelands and will be held at the Tenterfield Golf Club, Pelham Street on Wednesday 30 August.  

You can RSVP by Friday 25 August to 02 6720 8311 or 0429 310 264

Farmers Market in the Piazza – September dates:

 Every Friday (1,8,15,22,&29)from 8am – 3pm in the Farley Street Piazza, Stanthorpe.

Heart Foundation Big Heart Doorknock Appeal:

 From Friday 1 to Saturday 30 September. To register go to

Health & Wellbeing Expo, Stanthorpe:

 will be held at Weeroona Park on Saturday 2 September, 9am – 1pm.  Family fun day, activities, information, music, entertainment


Wallangarra Railway Markets:

 On Sunday 3 September from 8am – noon. The best little Country Market between QLD & NSW. The pick of local art, craft and produce - hot food, coffee and entertainment. For enquiries or to book a stall, call 07 4684 3429.

 Free GPS Introduction Workshop:

 On Monday 4 September from 9 to 11.30am. For details ring the Landcare Office on 02 6736 5000


Reachout Toy Library in Tenterfield:

 On Wednesday 6 September 11am-1pm at 167 Manners Street to loan great quality toys and resources. For more information Phone Tamara on

02 6732 3487 or 0400 346 681.

 KidzFix Rally:

 KidzFix Foundation is dedicated to supporting sick and disadvantaged kids.

The eight day driving event will raise money to support projects focused on the wellbeing of children. Rally commences on Friday 8 September starting in Ballina then overnights in Tenterfield. The rally finishes in Dubbo on Saturday 16 September having driven on all types of roads via Lightening Ridge. To donate to this annual project or to join the Rally please visit the website.


‘ChalkItUp for Kids’ White Balloon Day:

will be on Friday September 8.  White Balloon Day is a child-protection campaign dedicated to the prevention of child sexual assault.  The ChalkItUp activity encourages budding artists of all ages to create a chalk mural or drawing.  You can register at


Tenterfield Horticultural Society – Spring Flower Show:

 On Saturday 9 September at the Memorial Hall, Molesworth Street. Admission $5; entries 50c, max $10 to be received from 7.30 – 9am. Show opens at 12 noon with trading table floral art demonstrations and the New England Vintage Veteran Car Club Display.

Light Lunch $7 and afternoon tea $3. Schedules available from Loganlea Nursery, Thrifty Link Hardware and Garden Centre and

Country Curtains or call Lois on 02 6736 2369

Ballandean Billycart Bash:

will be on Sunday 10 September.  Bring/build your own billy cart and join in the fun.  Entry is $15 for drivers of all ages.

Contact 0400 794 014 or the ballandeanbash website for further info.

Market in the Mountains:

At the Stanthorpe Showgrounds on Sunday 10 September from 8am to 1pm, Stanthorpe’s own “make it, bake it and set it” craft and produce market.


Drake Fire Shed “Get Ready Day”:

will be on Wednesday 16 September from 10am to 2pm.  Come along and talk to Brigade members about how to protect your property from fire.  New members are very welcome.  RFS Information Line 1800 679 737


Mingoola P & C Annual Fishing Competition:

On Friday September 15 to Sunday 17. Supporting Mingoola Public School. Held at the Glen, Glen Lyon Dam. Great campsite, bar/entertainment, full canteen. For more info go to their Facebook page Mingoola P & C Fishing Comp 

Heywire Competition Open for Entries:

 Entries are now open! Are you a young person (16 – 22) with a great story to tell? Or know someone who is? Enter Heywire now for the chance to be heard on the ABC and win an all-expenses paid trip to the Heywire Regional Youth Summit. Entries close on Saturday 16 September.

For more details go to


Beginners Ukulele Workshop:

 Join the “Shameless Hussies” Cathy Welsford & Angie Smith on Sunday 17 September from 1 – 3pm at the CWA Hall, Deepwater. Entry is $25. To book ring 02 6734 6346 or 0412 232 146


 Tenterfield Show Society Horse Trail Ride:

 On the weekend of Saturday 30 September to Monday 2 October. For full details go to


Stanthorpe Gardenfest & Trade Fair:

The Number One gardening event on the Southern Downs & Granite Belt: on Friday & Saturday 6 & 7 October from 9am – 4pm at Stanthorpe Christian Fellowship 207 Amosfield Road. Free admission, Light Refreshments available, plant displays & sales, trade displays, landscaping supplies, craft sales. Enquiries contact Ian Jackson a/h on 0746 811 363


NSW Grandparents Day:

 is on Sunday 29 October  Do you know a grandparent or an older person who deserves an award for everything they do for their family and community? Nominate them for the 2017 NSW Grandparent of the Year Award today!

Grandparents Day photography competition - Photos must include an older person as a subject, but anyone can enter - no matter what their age!

Contact us at



Yowie Country Markets are back again at Woodenbong:

On Saturday 26 August stalls, music, childrens’ activities, food, coffee & a great country atmosphere. Contact 0487 635 558


Liston Community Hall AGM:

On Tuesday 5 September at 6pm Contact Laura Simpson for more info, nominations etc.


Rotary Gourmet in Gundy:

 At Goondiwindi Waggamba Community Cultural Centre, presenting

 a Celebrity Gourmet Cocktail evening on Friday 8 September 6pm start, Champagne on arrival tickets are $40 bookings essential and for more info go to or Facebook page


Maggies Country Music Stampede:

 At the Clifton Showground, a fundraiser for Oats Clifton Aged Care Facility and the Clifton Mens’ Shed. The event starts on Monday 11 September with the main concerts on Friday 15 to Sunday 17 September

Northern Tablelands Group of CWA:

Christmas Spring Garden fair on Saturday 7 October from 9am to 3pm. 112 Eathorpe Road, Armidale. Beautiful garden setting, craft, book, plant & cake stalls, BBQ & displays. Entry: Gold coin donation. Enjoy the relaxed ambiance & do your Christmas shopping. All proceeds to CWA supporting disaster relief and medical research.




Calling all Artists:

 Fellowships on offer – the closing date has been extended to Monday 21 August  Create NSW is calling on artists and creative practitioners, groups and partnerships from across the state to apply for Fellowships that enable professional and personal development as well as career advancement across a diverse slate of artforms and practices.

General Enquiries

Phone (02) 8289 6533 or email


Dental Health Week:

It’s Dental Health Week, a reminder your child may be eligible for Medicare-funded treatment at your local dentist. The Child Dental Benefits Schedule, capped at $1000 for two years, covers things like cleaning, x-rays and fillings. It is means tested so check eligibility at


Tenterfield Local Produce Market – Expressions of Interest:

Tenterfield weekly produce market will commence on the Saturday 7th of October 8am – 12 noon.

If you are a producer; grower, baker or maker and would like to express interest in a stall please send an email to or call 0403 033 860for further information.


The Soup with Soul Kitchen:

Is on every Monday and Thursday at The Stanthorpe Community Op Shop at

17 Railway Street. Drop in between 11am and 2pm. Donations of ingredients and or money would be greatly appreciated.


Location Wanted:

 A Location to hold an early evening bat information workshop, preferably in Queensland. Are you interested in the bats located around your area, this would be a great opportunity to have them captured and identified. Traps would be set up days prior and a site close to scrub would be beneficial. Other requirements, easy access and parking for attendees, shed for screening data projector slides, bathroom facilities, for a maximum of 25 people (adults & children).All other equipment, chairs, tables, catering etc will be supplied. If you are interested in hosting this event in late August, early September 2017 please contact the Landcare office by telephone 02 6736 3500 or Email


Landscape restoration equipment helps plant trees with ease:

Landholders with landscape restoration projects can find solutions with easy-to-operate equipment on loan from Northern Tablelands Local Land Services.

From grass seed harvesting, establishing windbreaks, and tree and shrub planting, Northern Tablelands Local Land Services has a stable of equipment to offer small and large landholders revegetation solutions for no charge and substantive support.

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Officer, Ivan Lackay, said their Burford tree seeder was recently put to work successfully planting 17 species of native trees and shrubs. The seeder is easily towed behind a low range 4WD and does not require a PTO to operate.


Keep safe around electricity on farms:

Following National Farm Safety Week, Essential Energy is encouraging farmers and their workers to stay safe around the electricity network when conducting farming activities.

We want our farmers and their workers to return home safely to their families at the end of each day.

There have been several incidents of contact with electrical infrastructure this year across the Essential Energy footprint involving farm-related activities or equipment.

We urge farmers to “Look up and Live”

Free Legal Advice:

 On the 1st Thursday monthly at the Tenterfield Hub, 282 Rouse Street For appointments or more information please call 02 6766 6322 or 026736 4443


Temporary Road Closure

Bellevue Road will be closed for a period of up to 2 months, weather permitting. The closure is required for Council to carry out works on the existing causeway. Access to the Tenterfield Saleyards will be via Boundary Road only; access to properties within the closed sections will be maintained. Council regrets any inconvenience.

 Seasonal Feast Farmers Market in Stanthorpe Piazza:

Every Friday from 8am – 3pm.


Nominations Open for Regional Advisory Committee:

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is calling for nominations from experienced business and community leaders to join its first Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) for the Northern Rivers and North Coast Region. The RAC is to advise and assist the Board & Senior Management Team on matters relevant to the local region. Expressions of interest close on Monday 7 August. Further information is available by phoning

Roger Fry on 1800 155 155

Queensland Young Achiever Awards:

 The Qld Young Achiever awards will pay tribute to the talents & achievements of young people up to 29 yrs of age who are making a difference in their local community. Calling for nominations from Tuesday 12 September to Friday 15 December

Farmer of the Year entries:

 The 2017 NSW Farmer of the Year Award is open for applications & nominations with $10,000 awarded to the successful farmer. Application forms are available at entries close on

Wednesday 27 September


World Education Program Australia Ltd:

WEP Australia is a non-for-profit Australian organisation that places overseas high school exchange students with volunteer Australian host families. The experience promotes the exchange of cultures, languages and traditions, enriching family life and allowing a young person to discover the many wonders of being an Australian teenager.

With students arriving in January 2018 from Italy, Belgium, France, the USA, Canada, Brazil and many other countries, it’s a great time to find out more so call 1300 88 4733

Defibrillators available at the following Tenterfield locations:

Sudden cardiac arrest can strike people of all ages & fitness levels.  Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are located at Council Office, School of Arts Cinema/Theater complex and Swimming Pool.

Tenterfield Community Transport

Are you interested in volunteering as a driver?

Do you enjoy driving and talking to people?

Live better Community Services formerly known as CareWest is a not-for-profit organization & offers generous reimbursement for any out-of-pocket expenses for the role of driving clients to various destinations locally and out of town.

For more info please contact Vicki on 02 6736 2902 or Call in & see us at 134 Manners Street (next to the childcare centre) which is open 9.00am to 4pm Monday to Friday

Ballandean Twilight Market:

 On the last Saturday of each month, a Twilight Market will be held at the Ballandean Community Hall from 2 pm to 6 pm with stalls, bar & live entertainment plus fun for the kids. Come and enjoy this social occasion for all ages. Stalls cost $10 outside or $15 inside. Tables will be provided


NSW Police Force Community Portal:

The NSW Police Force Community Portal is an online reporting system which is easy to use, confidential and always secure.

It provides an opportunity for the local community to create Non-emergency Police Reports online.

Where no emergency exists and immediate investigation by a Police officer is not necessary, members of the community can create online police reports such as Lost Property, Intentional Damage or Graffiti and Theft.

 For more information go to


Opportunity for Youth – Trailblazers

Trailblazers is a new opportunity for young, regional change makers to have their stories on the ABC.

We’re looking for individuals and groups of up to three people who are aged 18-28 and working on projects to make regional Australia a better place.

Successful applicants receive an incredible package of support, including media, networking and mentorship opportunities to help them share the story of their work with the nation.

They also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Trailblazers Lab in Canberra.

For more details and to apply go to


NSW Bike Week funding:

NSW Bike Week is an annual celebration of cycling that runs from

 Saturday 16 September to Sunday 24 September 2017.

Funding is available to host an event during that week.

For more details and to apply go to


Nominations Now Open:

2017 Business & Tourism Excellence Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Business & Tourism Excellence Awards, and you can nominate your:





There is a new award this year Disability, Inclusion & Access Award! This is open to all businesses who think they offer good access for those with disabilities, either through their physical space, online presence or staff training! This award will be judged by the Disability, Inclusion & Access committee.

Nominations close Monday 31st July. You can nominate online at Alternatively, download a nomination form from the website or pick up a form from the Tenterfield Visitor Information Centre or the Tenterfield Shire Council offices.

 For more information contact Caitlin Reid on 0459 148 745.


Switch on to electrical safety this winter:

As the cooler weather sets in, Essential Energy is encouraging customers to consider electrical safety before switching on heating appliances this winter. Winter is also a good time to check the batteries in smoke and fire alarms, and test all units around the house are working properly.

Flammable materials such as clothing, curtains and rugs, bedding, towels, and furniture should all be kept at least one metre away from heaters.


Join a Committee

Council is encouraging community participation in a number of its committees as one way in which citizens can become involved. Becoming a member of one of the following Committees is a great way to contribute to our community:

Tenterfield Saleyards Advisory Committee;

Aboriginal Advisory Committee;

Heritage Advisory Committee;

Anzac Centenary Steering Committee;

Disability, Inclusion & Access Advisory Committee.

The aim of these Committees is to provide community views on behalf of the broader community, gathering ideas and seeking input from other community members with an interest or expertise in the nominated area. To participate email


Graffiti Removal Day:

 Graffiti Removal Day will be held on Sunday 29 October.

The aim of Graffiti Removal Day is to highlight the problem of graffiti and encourage people to volunteer their time to remove and prevent graffiti in their area.

All material and equipment required to participate in Graffiti Removal Day is being provided by Rotary and our sponsors, at no cost.

Media kits and promotional packs are also available upon request.

For more info please visit the Website


 Travelling Stock Routes Review:

The NSW Government is undertaking a comprehensive review of the Travelling Stock Reserves network across NSW and is seeking submissions from the community.

For more information and to make a submission go to

Submissions close 5pm on 22 June.


Keep clear of the electricity network when sowing crops this season:

Sow the network safety seed this season farmers and machinery operators are reminded to consider electricity network safety on their property when undertaking sowing activities this season.


New website brings school lessons to life at home for New England families:

A new federal government website has been launched to help school children with their learning and homework.

The Learning Potential Resources filled with hundreds of ideas, activities, games and videos to assist parents of primary school children get involved in their child’s learning.


Project Defib is a Red Cross Initiative:

Project Defib is a national program which enables every sporting club, school and not for profit in Australia access to a subsidised Lifeline VIEW defibrillator package which includes, training and ongoing support.

For more information go to or phone 1300 367 428.


Get a Food Parcel:

A community partnership which provides food parcels to help those who are in need. Foodhub Tenterfield is asking for donations of food or $’s.

SDA Hall, 113 Bulwer Street, Tenterfield every Wednesday at 1.30 pm.

 A Community Service of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Contact 0414 909 630 or 0422 000 362


NSW SES Volunteers needed:

The Tenterfield Unit of the NSW State Emergency Service is currently looking to recruit new volunteers.  You can call the Tenterfield SES HQ on 6736 2923 or 1800 201 000.The Tenterfield Unit is seeking your assistance and support to help build the number of volunteers that currently serve the local community of Tenterfield. The Unit has been assisting the Tenterfield and wider area with Storm and flood operations, Road Crash rescue and Vertical Rescue for over 35 years and needs your help to build the volunteer numbers so that we can continue this long and proud tradition.


Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander consumers: “It’s OK to walk away”

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe said Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers are regarded as vulnerable targets for high-pressure sales tactics.

“Through education and information, we want to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers the confidence to reject unsolicited consumer agreements – whether it’s in a shopping centre, on the street, at their own front door, or over the phone,” Mr Stowe said.

For further enquiries please call 13 32 20


News from Tenterfield -

If you are able to attend one of our listening posts to discuss your ideas or just say hello please note the times and locations listed on the site.

If you know of people who have valuable ideas they would like to share please pass on the link so everyone can be involved.


Stand Together against domestic & family violence:

“Daisy” is an app connecting women to a wide range of specialist services. In partnership with the Australian government, 1800RESPECT has developed “Daisy” to connect women who are experiencing, or have experienced, sexual assault, domestic and family violence to support services in their state and local area.


High Water Levels Tenterfield Creek:

As part of the upgrade to the Tenterfield Dam water may be released into the Tenterfield Creek from time to time without notice.  Residents and visitors are asked to stay clear of the edges of Tenterfield Creek and to be mindful of water safety. Existing causeways at Old Ballandean Road and Washpool Creek Road may be intermittently flooded as a result of release of water from Tenterfield Dam. Any enquiries may be directed to Council at 02 6736 6001 


News from Tenterfield Hub:

HOMES NORTH Community Housing Service provides affordable housing for low to moderate income earning households.

They visit the Hub at 280 Rouse St, every Wednesday from 11 -12.30.


Help for Epilepsy Sufferers:

40,000 USB sticks, providing access to a portal loaded with up-to-the-minute information and resources for self-managing epilepsy, have been made available by Epilepsy Action Australia.  The USB sticks can be accessed free from JB Hi-Fi stores.  For further information concerning this offer contact Epilepsy Action Australia 1300 37 45 37 or visit the epilepsy org au website


Farmers urged to watch out for Powerlines:

Essential Energy is asking farmers to be very aware of the height & voltage of overhead power lines when moving machinery. Now that there has been some rain many farmers are out sowing & preparing land. If there is an incident call Essential Energy on 13 20 80 immediately.


Tenterfield Soundtrails:

 is up and running. The app provides visitors (and locals) an opportunity to take an audio tour of the town and learn about some of the lesser known stories. All you need is a smart phone or tablet (either using apple or android operating systems).  You can also listen to these sound-trails at


Parenting Peer Support Group:

 This group meets weekly on a Tuesday, 10.30 to 12.30, at the Tenterfield Hub, Rouse Street and includes fun activities for parents & children.  Engage with other parents and carers in a safe and supportive environment.  For more information contact Sandi or Tessa, New England Centacare


Tenterfield Mental Health Social Group:

- meets the second Tuesday of every month at the RSL Pavilion, behind Memorial Hall, Molesworth Street, between 11am and 1pm.  Lunch is provided for $5.  Contact Diane on 02 6736 4510 for further details or to make a booking.  This meet and greet is a vital component for both care-givers & those suffering mental illness.


Stanthorpe Community Op-Shop & Community Network Centre:

 offers emergency housing and a range of community support. You can drop off anything in good condition and non-perishables are now being collected for Christmas Hampers. The Op-Shop is open Mon to Fri 9 to 4pm and Saturday 9 to 12. Pick up goods can be arranged,

please contact 07 4681 3036.


Rural Outreach & Support Service:

 Aiming to provide life skills workshops & programs to those in need in the community. Servicing Inverell, Glen Innes, Tenterfield, Warialda, Bingara, Guyra & Uralla. Phone 02 6721 0855


Ask Izzy, the new mobile website:

A new mobile website has been launched which connects people who are homeless or at risk with essential services. For more information go to the infoxchange website


Fire & Rescue NSW:

 are recruiting retained Firefighters in Tenterfield. Retained Firefighters are paid a fortnightly retainer, receive free training and are paid an hourly rate of $30.20 during callout.  Contact Captain John Gray on 02 6736 3835 or go to the fire nsw gov au website




Start Strong Capital Works Grants

 Funding is available under the Start Strong Capital Works Grants program to increase the number of preschool places.

Round three of this government grant program is open to fund the construction of new pre-schools and to expand existing services.

Go to the NSW Gov. early childhood education website for more details

Applications close on Friday 18 August.


Sing Your Age Grants:

 Older people interested in singing and choir groups are set to benefit from a new grants program Sing Your Age.

 There are three grant categories including:

expanding existing singing groups to older people;

creating a new singing group or choir in one location;

making or expanding singing groups in multiple locations.

The Grants can be used for promotions, professional conductor fees, professional accompanist fees, the purchasing of musical equipment, and venue hire.


For more information about the Sing Your Age grants program or to apply for funding visit

Applications close on Friday 18 August


Seniors Week Grants:

Applications are open for Seniors Week grants. They close at 11.59pm on Friday 8 September.

For details go to


Regional Achievement & Community Awards:

Are now open.  You can nominate an organization, club, group, business or individual who are making a real difference in the community.  To nominate go online to the awardsaustralia dot com website.  Nominations close Wednesday 16 August.  Further information call 1300 735 445.

They are interested in people who have produced creative works, are passionate about storytelling and are interested in exploring a career in screen media.

For further details, contact or 1300 065 281 or

Jetstar’s Flying Start Program:

 Jetstar's Flying Start Program invites community groups and organisations across Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community.

Each grant will be worth $30,000, comprising $15,000 cash and $15,000 worth of Jetstar travel.

For more details go to

 Applications close 30 September.


ClubGRANTS funding is available to community groups, charities and sporting teams across NSW.

It supports community welfare and social services; community development; employment assistance activities; community health services; and projects aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people.

Applications are accepted year round.

Send Category 1 Applications to:

Tenterfield Bowling Club

PO Box 120


Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund:

 The Regional Sports Infrastructure fund has been established by the NSW Government to create a network of spaces and places that enable communities to enjoy quality sport and participate in physical activity. It will invest in new and existing venues to improve participation and performance in sports at all levels. Up to $100 million available through the Infrastructure fund.

For more details go to


Farming Together Grants:

Farming Together Grants aim to:

Improve knowledge of how co-operatives, collective bargaining and supply chain negotiations can improve farmers’ returns.

Improve the knowledge of options available to farmers and farm advisors regarding such innovative business models including various forms of collaboration. Improve the agriculture focused legal and financial expert advice available regarding the process, implementation and management of such business models.

To be eligible for the programme, you must be a primary producer, or be part of a group of primary producers.

For more information go

The deadline for applications will be towards the end of 2017, but early applications are encouraged as application will be reviewed weekly to enable a steady flow of projects.


Museum Grants:

Museum Small Grants aim to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums and keeping places.

There are no set categories for funding of up to $2,000, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered.

Previous Small Grants have funded the purchase of computer cataloguing software, exhibition mannequins and display cases, oral history recording equipment and archival storage items.

Closing Dates: Round 2: Midnight, Sunday 1 October

Need more information? Go to


Benefits Foundation Grants:

Ongoing Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Grants assist Aboriginal Communities and Individuals by providing funds to support projects which advance the aims of the Foundation.

The current focus is on supporting art, literacy, education, health and cultural projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists.

For details and application forms go to


Google Ad Grants

Ongoing Google Ad Grants are part of the Google for Non-Profits program. They give in kind advertising every month from AdWords.

You could recruit more volunteers, attract more donations and share your story with audiences all over the globe.


To qualify for Google Ad Grants, your organisation must hold valid charity status and have a live website with substantial content.


For more information go to


Sidney Myer Fund – Small Grants Program:

The ongoing Sidney Myer Fund Small Grants program supports initiatives targeting the following groups and communities experiencing social and economic exclusion with particular emphasis on Indigenous Australians,

asylum seekers and refugees, and people living in isolated rural and remote areas of Australia,children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who lack the opportunity to improve their wellbeing.

 For more details go to



 The NSW Government is calling on councils, local businesses and community groups to nominate community infrastructure projects for funding under the first round of the Stronger Country Communities Fund that opens today.

“The Stronger Country Communities Fund will build new parks, playgrounds and pathways and refurbish local schools, health facilities, community centres, libraries and local parks for rural and regional communities,” Member for Lismore, Thomas George said.

 “This funding will realise projects the community needs and wants making them even more vibrant places to live and work.

 “Although councils will submit all applications to the fund, community groups are strongly encouraged to identify proposals that meet local aspirations and ensure its local councils are aware of its interest in accessing this funding.”

 Mr George said the fund will support projects between $100,000 and $1 million, or higher with financial co-contribution.

 “The Stronger Country Communities Fund is a once-in-a-generation investment in the facilities and services that makes our towns and regional cities the best places in NSW to live and work.”

 The Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to improve economic growth and productivity with investment in regional communities.

 Constituents and councils in the region are encouraged to visit: for more information.

 Contact: Bronwyn Mitchell or Thomas George MP 0427 213091