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Perpetual power for Tarana’s Bushfire Brigade

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Community stories eNews: 29 March 2022

Tarana Bushfire Brigade installed a solar powered battery backup system to ensure they would always be ready for urgent fire defence, thanks for a $25,000 VESF grant.

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Breaking the cycle in Yiyili

Community stories eNews: 29 March 2022

An SRC grant supported bike repair workshops for youth in the Yiyili community, increasing engagement in the community and learning new skills.

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Deadly Yarning & Learning – Mental Health training for young people

Community stories eNews: 29 March 2022

YACVic was supported with an IAGP grant to deliver culturally specific Mental Health First Aid Training to 20 First Nations youth in Swan Hill and Robinvale.

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Seville War Memorial ready in time for ANZAC Day

Community stories eNews: 29 March 2022

Seville Township Group operates in Victoria's Yarra Valley and aims to improve Seville for the benefit of the local community and those in the surrounding areas. They hold an FRRR Not-for-profit Fundraising...

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Goldfields girls dream big, despite COVID

Community stories eNews: 23 February 2022

Goldfields Girl is about leadership, confidence and building aspirational behaviours. Much more than a pageant, it’s a program that involves personal development, work readiness and community engagement activities for young Indigenous women between the ages of 16 and 25 from the Goldfields region, in south eastern corner of Western Australia. It’s based on the successful Kimberley Girl program, and has been operating since 2017.

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Lighting up the streets of Dirranbandi

Lighting up the streets of Dirranbandi

Community stories eNews: 23 February 2022

The town of Dirranbandi, in southwest QLD, was suffering from a lack of Christmas cheer and the general community spirit was a bit flat, following relentless drought over many years. This was also having significant impacts on mental health.

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Simpson dairy farmers in a good place

Simpson dairy farmers in a good place

Community stories eNews: 27 January 2022

The effects of plunging milk prices and bushfires in South West Victoria had the community feeling strained. Front line workers were regularly being confronted with people breaking down because they couldn’t pay their bills, afford feed for their stock or feeling financial pressure. The Simpson & District Community Centre (SDCC) knew it was important to keep the conversation about mental health in the community open, to continue to break down the stigma associated with asking for help. So, they wanted to equip local community members with the skills to recognise mental health issues and provide resources for referrals to support services, as well as give them skills in self-care, given they were dealing with more and more people in crisis.

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Pizza and movie nights bring drought-hit Marra Creek community closer

Pizza and movie nights bring drought-hit Marra Creek community closer

Community stories eNews: 27 January 2022

Residents of the severely drought-hit Marra Creek community, in NSW, have traditionally had to travel up to 250km to see a movie or drive 80km to the nearest hotel for social get-togethers. The Marra Creek Public School Parents and Citizens Association decided things needed to change and set about creating an option for locals to enjoy pizza and a movie closer to home.

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Carpark drives more members to Burrum Men’s Shed

Community stories eNews: 27 January 2022

The resolution of issues causing frequent flooding of the carpark for the Burrum District Community’s Men’s Shed in Howard, QLD, has enabled more seniors to have safe access to opportunities to learn new skills with like-minded community members.

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Feral Cat Numbers Kept Under Control on Kangaroo Island

Feral Cat Numbers Kept Under Control on Kangaroo Island

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Community stories eNews: 27 January 2022

Just off the South Australian mainland you will find Kangaroo Island (KI). Australia’s third largest Island, KI is known for its stunning nature reserves and wildlife. During the 2019/20 bushfires, the flora and fauna of KI was severely impacted. To help protect threatened species, the Nature Foundation are undertaking a project to eradicate feral cats from Dudley Peninsula.

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