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Awabakal Newcastle NAIDOC event being postponed from 04/07/22 to FRIDAY the 15/07/22.
Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser is encouraging local businesses to donate in support of the humanitarian effort in Ukraine.
PCYC Morisset are running a free youth event involving games music and art
Go4Fun is a free program for NSW children aged 7 to 13 who are above a healthy weight, and their families. Run by trained health and community professionals, it’s a fun way to build self-esteem and learn about eating well, staying active and living a healthy life
Meet and Greet for new playgroup at Southlake Community Services, Morisset
Free Bush Tucker Workshop 14th July
Free training (facilitated by the Community Management Advisory Project & supported by DCJ funding) for those local area services utilising DEX reporting under DCJ funding obligations, to be held by Zoom on Thursday 28 July 2022.
Free Photo Booth for families and groups at Southlake Community Services
Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! Come together to celebrate with a full NAIDOC Week program held in-centre
Bring the kids to Westfield Kotara for free craft activities at 'The Beach Club', from 10am-1pm.
A social group for seniors to meet and enjoy the company of similarly aged people.
CALM Inc. HQ will be the place to be for all creatives these school holidays.
PCYC Lake Macquarie has a variety of activities in the school holidays for school aged children!
, that Hunter Homeless Connect Day is back in 2022 on Wednesday 10th August at the Newcastle Exhibition Centre. if you're thinking of coming along to the event this year, we need you to register your interest NOW
2 free sessions offers to teach new cooking skills and nutritional recipes for families on a budget.
MoneyMinded coach training will prepare you to work with your clients to build their money skills, knowledge and confidence in areas such as:Goal setting and budgetingCredit providersDealing with debtEveryday banking optionsTenancy and homeownershipSuperannuation.
Free computer classes for older Australians with no or beginner/intermediate computer experience.
Stallholder applications are open now! Are you interested in having a stall at the Living Smart Festival on 24 September or the Living Together Festival on 25 September 2022?
Erin at The Rumpus Room, Pelican is hosting a transition to school information night, and it is available to all families in the community. Seven schools between Belmont to Nords Wharf will be in attendance and parents can connect with these schools in their area. They are also hosting an event on risky play in children
Night Under the Stars is an online event, raising finances and awareness for the challenges of homelessness in our own community. Sleep out in your car or sponsor a sleeper and watch the event online. ‘Our Backyard’ is a program run by Macquarie Care that provides services to those sleeping rough 365 days a year.
Welcome Ride for school age youth on 13th July. Explore Lake Mac, have fun and meet new people
CPS provides non-clinical services to people with severe mental ill health, who aren’t accessing NDIS, to help build functional capacity and enable personal recovery.
Dance to your own beat in an inclusive and welcoming space! Silent Disco for 18-24 year olds
Dance to your own beat! Under 18s silent disco
Inclusive Art Workshop for under 18s at The Place. Brighten up your winter holidays!
Express yourself and get creative at all inclusive art workshop for those between 18 and 24
Are you the primary carer of Aboriginal children and young people with a guardianship order?
Creative workshop; painting skateboards
FREE training for community members to become Digital Mentors!
Free Family DaySunday 19 June, 11am -1pmPatricia Street, Charlestown South Public School
Come and try your hand at cricket with our introductory 4 week program
Combined Interagency will be held virtually using Zoom and in-person at The Place: Charlestown Community Centre on Thurs 4 August from 9.30. Registrations required.
Wednesday 10 August 2022 at Newcastle Showground Exhibition Centre. Service registrations open now!
Lake Macquarie City Council’s Donations Program offers financial assistance to not-for-profit groups and organisations that have significant local membership or participation, and/or are undertaking a project that shows significant local benefit. $2000 per year available.
The CCCP focuses on supporting alcohol and other drug use (AOD) recovery in the community.
Start your journey to financial well-being!
Council is seeking expressions of interest from delegated authorities wishing to take part in City Serve 2022 projects.
Free RAT's for vulnerable community members
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A VOLUNTEER SUPPORT PERSON FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN POLICE CUSTODY?
Are you in need of new clothing for an important life event?
The Real School Grants is an annual one-off grant of up to $5,000 AUD, awarded to a school, school group, and/or school committee that is committed to improving the quality of school resources and communities with regards to one of the following values: health, learning & development, information & technology, or community & infrastructure. Applications open till 30th September 22
Donating a Bain Marie and soup warmer that are currently located at Rathmines Theatre.
Mind Health offers a Service Connect Line to help you connect with the right social, mental, or physical health support.
Small grants now open!
Information about the NSW government’s upcoming ban on single use plastics.
The You're Kidding Me Expo is designed to improve accessibility to health, education and family services for kids by connecting Lake Macquarie families to valuable information about local services that support the learning and development of young children. Held this Friday 20 May 9.30 - 1.30 at The Place: Charlestown Community Centre.
A local support group for men and their families experiencing Prostate Health problems
Local theatre production
Improve your online skills and confidence!Over the next three months we are offering fourFREE Digital Support Days for people over 50covering fun and useful topics.
Two support groups - Monday mornings fortnightly (women only), and Thursday nights fortnightly.
Catch up on the slideshows from Lake Mac General Interagency held on Thurs 7 April
FREE presentations take 1 HOUR and speakers are from the GIS, including a Consumer Voices trained spokesperson who may be a recovering gambler, or someone affected by the gambling of someone close to them, and a local State Government funded gambling counsellor
Assistance- services information on Crisis in Ukraine
Biddabah Public School Fete - Market stalls, rides, entertainment, food and much more
Assistance for refugees and asylum seekers with self-employment and developing small businesses.
Free community lunch held by Our Community Place time change. Now held at 12:00 Noon.
Free groceries are available for pick up on Mondays (courtesy of Oz Harvest)
Let us help prepare your child for kindergarten at St Pius X Primary School, Windale.
Take what you need and leave what you can.
Be involved in your local community, learn new things and help children develop skills for life. No teaching experience required, and full training and support is provided
Do you have unpaid fines? You could be eligible for a WDO. People who are eligible for a WDO can clear their fines with approved activities.
You can help your tenants to save energy, cut costs and live comfortably by installing energy saving upgrades on your properties.
Dates to pop in your diary for 2022!
Emergencies can happen when you least expect them. To protect your life and the wellbeing of your family and friends, it is important to be prepared for emergencies, whether you’re at home, at work, or on holidays.
A list of local directories and referral options to support customers experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Lake Macquarie and the Hunter. Updated August 2021