Supporting Cessnock

Our Community

It’s a simple philosophy: a team is only as strong as its weakest link.

That’s why we support projects that benefit our local community and provide significant impact for those who need it most – whether they are socially and financially disadvantaged, socially isolated or have other needs. So noone is left behind, and we are all stronger for it.

ClubGrants Program

ClubGrants recognises the responsibility clubs have to their community.

It is designed to ensure that larger registered clubs in NSW contribute to the provision of front-line services to our local communities, directly supporting the disadvantaged in the community.

Our Category 1 grants are for specific community welfare and social services, community development, community health services and employment assistance activities. In particular, we fund projects and services that contribute to the welfare and broader social fabric of the local community, and that are aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people.

Our 2021 Club Grants Beneficiaries

Students who attend our Breakfast Club come from low income, disadvantaged families or families in need short term assistance. The students have a hygiene and clean-up routine to follow and are assisted with table manners and skills. It is staffed by volunteers and staff five days per week. The Club provides fruit, cereal, milk, toast, cheese, eggs and yoghurt in a friendly, supportive and social environment. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for our students to engage in their learning and for some of the students it will be their major healthy nutrition for the day.

The Cessnock Assertive Outreach program will provide face to face and follow up supports to individuals and families living in the Cessnock local area who require support accessing or sustaining housing tenancies. Carries Place case management support provides a wraparound holistic support service that supports individuals with accessing to mental health supports, supports for victims of Domestic Violence.

The Connecting Kids program provides crucial support to Cessnock children with a parent in custody to ensure they remain connected and the child parent bond is retained and nurtured. The program enables access for these at-risk children and young people to vital targeted programs and services run by SHINE such as intensive family case management, mentoring, children’s transport, education support, Storytime, Aboriginal programs, child and parent days, and child-friendly prison visits.

WHOS Hunter Service in Cessnock Bedding Upgrade project aims to replace its current old and worn beds with new and more appropriate beds and bedding to enable quality rest to enhance their residence mental health resilience and well-being. The project will improve healthcare delivery and directly benefit individuals in their journey to recovery.

Hunter Valley Animal Facility & Rehoming Centre are building the first community-based animal facility in the Hunter Valley to assist the community with boarding kennels for Domestic Violence victims to break down a barrier of leaving Domestic Violence.

Youth Off The Streets Cessnock Outreach is an early intervention program that targets youth at risk of anti-social behaviour, juvenile offending, domestic violence, disengagement from education and social isolation. There has been an increased demand for our assistance and support particularly intensive case management and individual support for at-risk young people. We are seeking funding to assist in provision of intensive individual support with a focus on addressing these social issues.

The grant will assist to support Central Hunter Radio (2CHR) to continue to, and improve in, its programmes that cater to those who live in isolation, those with limited access to suitable media options and those in our community that are generally socially disadvantaged.

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