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NSW urged to help women in need with #itsinthebag Christmas donations

18 Nov 2017:

Community members across NSW are being urged to donate handbags filled with everyday essentials and little luxuries to make a difference to the lives of women in need this Christmas.

Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF)

16 Nov 2017:

Applications under SHCIF Round 4 grants  process is now open. All eligible organisations across NSW are encouraged to apply for project funding of between $35,000 and $50,000.

$1.2m to improve social housing communities

16 Nov 2017:

The NSW Government is calling on organisations to apply for a share of $1.2 million in funding to help build or improve community facilities for social housing tenants and the wider community.

Shining a light on good practice in NSW 2017 is here

15 Nov 2017: The stories are here and you won’t want to miss them! A big congratulations and hearty thanks to all the FACS practitioners featured in this year’s report.

Round Three of Liveable Communities Grants program closing soon

14 Nov 2017:

Applications to Round Three of the Liveable Communities Grants program open close at 2pm, Monday 20 November 2017.

More forever families for NSW Children

13 Nov 2017:

Every child deserves a safe, loving and secure home with National Adoption Awareness Week (Nov 12 to 18) promoting the benefits of permanency for all children, Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward said today.

FACS Research to Practice Seminar – The road home: the practice of restoration

8 Nov 2017:

What does the research tell us about returning more children to their parents safely?

More than $200,000 to promote economic empowerment and leadership for women

8 Nov 2017:

Ten programs that encourage leadership and economic empowerment for women have been awarded NSW Government funding in the latest round of Investing in Women grants.

Nominations for the 2018 NSW Women of the Year Awards are now open

7 Nov 2017:

Now in their seventh year, the NSW Women of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution made by women across NSW to industry, community and society.

Tech savvy roadshow to reach elders in rural and remote NSW

7 Nov 2017:

Aboriginal Elders in NSW will have the opportunity to learn about technology and record their stories when the Tech Savvy Elders Roadshow hits the highway to tour regional and remote communities this week.

Nominations open for NSW woman of the year

6 Nov 2017:

Lifelong dedication to the advancement of women in NSW will be recognised by a new category in the 2018 NSW Women of the Year Awards.

Volunteering just got easier

6 Nov 2017:

A one-stop volunteering recruitment website was today launched by Minister responsible for Volunteering Ray Williams.

FACS winners in 2017 Premier’s Awards

2 Nov 2017:

Congratulations to the FACS winners in the 2017 Premier’s Awards.

NSW celebrates grandparents day

30 Oct 2017:

Events are being held across New South Wales today to give special thanks to grandparents and older people for their commitment and contribution to local communities.

Consultation launched to shape a better child protection system in NSW

20 Oct 2017:

A discussion paper on the child protection system released today examines how adoptions and Children’s Court proceedings could be streamlined to ensure more children are quickly given permanency and a safe and loving home for life.

New sentencing reforms to better protect victims of domestic violence

19 Oct 2017:

The right of victims to live safely in their home will be at the centre of new justice
reforms targeting domestic violence offenders.

FACS finalists in 2017 Premier’s Awards

19 Oct 2017:

Congratulations to the FACS finalists in the 2017 Premier’s Awards.

Register Now for Their Futures Matter – Collaborating for Change Conference

19 Oct 2017:

Collaborating for Change conference will address working together to achieve whole-of-sector, transformational change.

Aboriginal children's champion named NSW Grandparent of the Year (NSW)

18 Oct 2017:

Selfless determination to improve the lives of countless children has won a Central Coast grandmother the NSW Grandparent of the Year Award.

Market briefing underway for the Social & Affordable Housing Fund Phase 2

18 Oct 2017:

The NSW Government has begun market engagement on the next stage of the Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF), which will provide more housing for vulnerable people across the state, with coordinated access to tailored support.