Law and Justice Foundation Grants Program

The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW’s grants program aims to improve access to justice, particularly for economically and socially disadvantaged people living and/or working in NSW, by supporting selected projects to improve access and decrease barriers to justice, or through research, to identify needs or ways to improve access to justice.

The current focus of the grants program is on projects from which lessons will be learned that contribute to identifying effective reforms, initiatives and programs to address legal need.

General grants are awarded for projects with budgets of between $5,000 and $50,000 (plus GST).

Applications close: 31 March 2018.

More information and application

Free Youth Health Forum: All Fired UP. Aggression and violence in Young people

An upcoming Youth Health Forum will be held on 7 March at  UCRH (University Centre for Rural Health) in Lismore, exploring the topic of Aggression and Violence in Young People.


UCRH Lecture Theatre, University Centre for Rural Health
61 Uralba Street, Lismore NSW 2480

The NSW Youth Health Forum is a state wide forum video conferenced across NSW from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

See the program for full details.

For registration enquiries please contact Teri King, headspace Lismore : 02 6625 0200 Email : [email protected]


Healing Our Spirit Worldwide Indigenous Movement

Healing Our Spirit Worldwide is an Indigenous movement that began in Canada in the 1980s to address the devastation of substance abuse and dependence among Indigenous people around the world. The focus has been to address the underlying issues and difficulties that predispose this particular behaviour among Indigenous people. The Eighth Gathering will be held in Sydney 26 – 29 November 2018 and is being hosted by the University of Sydney in partnership with The Healing Foundation (Aust). 

The IIC is the governance body that provides support, guidance and advice to the Hosts of Healing Our Spirit Worldwide. The Global Vision of the IIC is to ensure the voice of Indigenous peoples worldwide have the opportunity to convene every four years to share their stories of wellness and endurance. This allows us to celebrate our totality within an ever changing environment.
Gawuwi gamarda Healing Our Spirit Worldwidegu Ngalya nangari nura Cadigalmirung
(Calling our friends to come, to be at Healing Our Spirit Worldwide. We meet on the country of the Cadigal.)
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Starlight & Lowitja Institute PhD Scholarship Opportunity

The Lowitja Institute & Starlight Children’s Foundation are excited to offer a PhD scholarship to help better understand the value of humour, laughter and imagination for the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – focusing on the resilience of children and young people.

They’re looking for someone to work with them to research this unique, important and fun topic in 2018. They’ve funded a three‑year scholarship open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander post‑graduate students from anywhere in Australia.

Find out more about the Starlight Scholarship here.


Deaf Society Monthly Social Group for Children

The Deaf Society is running a monthly Social Group for children and their families in 2018. It is an opportunity for children who are deaf, hard-of- hearing, with or without hearing devices, oral, signing (or both), to develop friendships and connections with others in their tribe, to explore basic Auslan, learn signs that are useful in the home, and meet other families.

The activities are suited to deaf, hard of hearing, signing (CODA), and non-verbal children from 6 to 10 years of age.

Cost can be covered with your NDIS package or invoiced privately.

The next dates are Monday 26 February (RSVP Wednesday 21 February) | Monday 26 March (RSVP Wednesday 21 March) | Monday 30 April (RSVP 26 April)

They require 3 families to RSVP for the group to go ahead.

SMS:     0422 013 451

Email: [email protected]

Lismore Aboriginal Services Forum

North Coast Primary Health Network  is hosting at Lismore Aboriginal Services Forum on Tuesday 20 March 2018, 10am – 2pm at YWCA, 101a Rous Road, Goonellabah.

What we aim to achieve

Improved support and care for Aboriginal people through the development of new systems and processes that promote and support cooperative service models.

Who should attend

Staff from community or government services that receives funding for the provision of services to the Aboriginal community in the Lismore region.

What we value in this process

Participation, collaboration, partnership and learning

Morning tea and lunch provided. To ensure adequate catering please RSVP by 2nd March 2018.

Download the flyer and registration form.

Fax registration form to:

Kim Gussy, North Coast Primary Health Network on (02) 6627 3185 or email: [email protected]

Webinar: Government Engagement – What works when talking to government and political stakeholders

Join this 60-minute webinar presented by Pro Bono Australia on Thursday 15 February 2018 to grow your impact by learning how to successfully embed government engagement strategies in your organisation.

Government is a vital partner, investor, influencer and policy setter for many for-purpose organisations, but is your socially minded organisation effectively and strategically reaching government and political stakeholders? Do you know how best to work with government in the current political climate and stay within your charitable purpose?

Learn more

Social Enterprise Announces $500,000 Funding for Social and Affordable Housing

Social enterprise Homes for Homes has launched its first-ever funding round for projects that increase the supply of social and affordable housing, with $500,000 up for grabs, Pro Bono News reports.

Homes for Homes (HFH) is an initiative of The Big Issue, established to create a new and sustainable funding stream for social and affordable housing in Australia.

The organisation raises funds through donations from property sales, with homeowners and property stakeholders voluntarily registering with HFH and agreeing to donate 0.1 per cent of their property’s sale price to the initiative.

This legal mechanism remains binding on registered property titles, ensuring donations are collected each time the property is sold.

On Monday, HFH released $300,000 of funding in Victoria and $200,000 of funding in the ACT, which HFH CEO Steven Persson said was a significant milestone for the social enterprise.

“With initial support for Homes for Homes far exceeding our expectations, we are delighted to release the first funds ahead of schedule,” Persson said.

“Everyone has the right to safe and secure accommodation, yet we know more than 105,000 people are without a home and 1.5 million households live in housing stress. No one government, organisation or individual can close this gap alone.

“Thankfully, as the response to Homes for Homes has shown, there’s an enormous appetite in the Australian community to collectively fix this problem.”

Read more at Pro Bono News.


Want a Better Way to Hire Staff? Prepare – Trial – Hire Program for Youth Employment

Youth Jobs PaTH is a flexible new approach to youth employment.

It gives you an opportunity to see firsthand how a potential new recruit is going to fit in your business, through a 4-12 week internship.

If you hire the young person, you may be eligible for a financial incentive of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive).

Call ETC on 1800 007 400 to find motivated young staff for your business or find more information on their website.

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