Friendly Face Helping Hands Foundation gets a helping hand

Friendly Face Helping Hands Foundation gets a helping hand

Landmark Classic Sales Tamworth Saturday 6th February

Yesterday we attended Landmark Classic sale and spent the day with Mark and Shelley Ruff who had donated 10% of the sale profits for an amazing horse called Bulla Ava. Ava sold for $25,000 which was amazing. 7 years ago I decided that I needed to help and support people who had medical incidents or accidents. I was selfish in that I needed to feel worthy and I also felt I was given a second and third chance and others just don't get another chance so I needed to feel that I was helping others and making a difference. This year Friendly Faces Helping Hands Foundation is 5 years old and the people we have helped the lives we have saved has been overwhelming over 50,000 people have been helped and supported. But what I did not think would happen would be the amazing building of this foundation many businesses are built on bricks, mortar, statistics and projected income. Friendly Faces Helping Hands Foundation is built on love, friendships, honesty, integrity and understanding. Our walls are the hands of friends we have found along the way and our foundations are strong and supportive and built to last. I started this to help others but it is me who has been helped most my life is so full of beautiful People who have become my friends and the walls of our Foundation. Many people have a few friends our foundation is so blessed to be a network of friends who volunteer work and support. Just this week we need to thank these amazing friends for all the support 
Mark and Shelley Ruff
Anna Moulder and Kelly Fuller ABC radio
Jenny Dillion and Kylie Galbraith The Northern Daily Leader, Mark Barton Landmark, Anita Osbourne and Murry Wilton Royal Agriculture Show Sydney Royal Easter Show and Tim OBrien Australian Agriculture Show Society. Allana McIntire A Pollocrosse Affair. Thank you for the friendship we are strong and with your friendship we will keep fighting and help any more people. From our hearts Thank You...
Friday, February 05, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (3980)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Rural Biz Training

Rural Biz Training

Latest Newsletter

Make 2016 your best year ever for skills - learn new skills by training, or get your existing skills formally recognised by RPL.  We're here to help!

Our first newsletter this year has details of an exciting training partnership with Grain Growers plus some great opportunities for funded training
Thursday, February 04, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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The vile scourge of ice tortures everyday Aussie families

The vile scourge of ice tortures everyday Aussie families

January 15, 2016 12:00am Miles GodfreyThe Daily Telegraph

A MOTHER who disowned her addict son. The paramedics regularly attacked by drug-fuelled psychos.

A police chief devastated by the impact of drug lords killing his community.

The pregnant addict who turned to prostitution.

A terrified wife who fled the violent husband who cut off her horses’ ears and handed them to her.
Thursday, January 14, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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The Horizon Scholarship

The Horizon Scholarship

Supports the next Generation of agricultural Leaders.

Do you know someone starting an Ag-related degree in 2016? Let them know that the 2016 Horizon Scholarship applications are open now! $5K/year! More info: http://www.rirdc.gov.au/horizon
Monday, January 11, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Funding available through Office of Sport & Recreation

Funding available through Office of Sport & Recreation

From Narrabri Shire Council

Funding is currently available through the Office of Sport & Recreation to incorporated, not-for-profit sport clubs under the Local Sport Grant Program. The closing date for applications is 11 February 2016.

There are four project types within the Program:

Sport Club Development
- Funding for training programs that will lead to volunteer coaches, officials and club administrators gaining required education and accreditation. 
- Projects that improve a club’s community presence, ability to communicate with members or undertake administrative functions
- $2,000 maximum funding available

Community Sport Events
- Events that promote participation in sport and physical activity and provide a focal point for community building and engagement
- Events that primarily involve sporting competition or mass participation in an organised physical activity
- $5,000 maximum funding available

Sport Access
- Costs associated with overcoming a barrier to participation in sport
- Subsidised travel costs to assist club athletes aged under 18 years access first class coaching or participate in higher levels of competition
- $5,000 maximum funding available

Facility Development and Capital Equipment
- Projects at sporting clubs and facilities used by sporting clubs that enhance existing facilities, provide ancillary facilities, and for the construction of new fixed and portable facilities
- $25,000 maximum funding available

For further information on these funding opportunities please contact Council’s Grants Officer, Roz Solomon on (02) 6799 6865 or rosalyns@narrabri.nsw.gov.au

Monday, January 11, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1589)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Freddy Fricke Education Scholarship

Narrabri Local Aboriginal Land Council

The 2016 round of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC)’s Freddy Fricke Education Scholarship are now open for applications. The Freddy Fricke Education Scholarship was launched in 2002, after Freddy Fricke bequeathed his estate to NSWALC and asked that the proceeds went towards supporting Aboriginal education. The scholarship aims to support Aboriginal people who may face financial barriers to education and to promote the transfer of knowledge and skills within the community.

Eligibility
To apply, applicants must:
- Be a member of a LALC (if over 18 years) or parent/s or guardian/s must be a member of a LALC (if under 18 years old);
- Not have previously been a recipient of the Freddy Fricke Scholarship; and
- Complete and submit the application form and include supporting documentation by 5pm, Monday 1st February 2016

For more information, please visit http://alc.org.au/nswalc-in-…/freddy-fricke-scholarship.aspx

Sunday, January 10, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1845)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Local Lee Parish joined the Burrumbuttock Hay Run

Local Lee Parish joined the Burrumbuttock Hay Run

To help out with the drought in Queensland.

From the words of Lee Parish it was a 4 day trip of a lifetime.


Just had the biggest 4 days of my life and didn't make one cent from it but I loved every second and I'd do it all again in a heart beat. 


They say money doesn't buy happiness but I say that's xxxx. It cost everyone on the hay run there time and money but there wasn't a person there that wouldn't do it again for the farmers up north. 


I met some amazing people along the way and there were plenty more around here that helped Myself and Wayne get there. 


Lockes mini mart fueled used with energy drinks. Samand all the guys at Kenways serviced the truck. 


Paul and Ren donated the last 30 bails we needed. 


My parents for the fuel that set us off on our way. 


Jeff and Sunday, January 10, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1732)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

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Friendly Face Helping Hands foundation CEO Nominated for Award

Friendly Face Helping Hands foundation CEO Nominated for Award

Kelly Foran nominated for Regional Woman of the Year.

Congratulations on being nominated for the REX Airlines' Regional Woman of the Year Award. 

You were nominated by Claire Coulton (on behalf of NSW Nationals Women's Council).

We wish Kelly a lot of luck with this award.

Saturday, January 09, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1697)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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The Glove box Guide to Mental Health

The Glove box Guide to Mental Health

Glove Box Guide to Mental Health is available now and has got everyone talking across NSW.


Featuring personal stories from people across all of life's stages; including teenagers who have experienced a family members' mental illness, stories about postnatal depression and the effects on family members from suicide.

 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Christmas warning for farm visitors

Christmas warning for farm visitors

Racing around on motorbikes, riding horses, swimming in dams and generally getting dirty is a dusty dream-world for the many children visiting farms these summer holidays. But they’re not always as aware of potential dangers as those who live there, so it’s important to set some rules and boundaries to keep everyone safe.

Children under 15 years old make up about 20 per cent of the on-farm deaths in Australia each year, and nearly one-third of those children are visitors, according to the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety (ACAHS).

Historically the biggest risk has been drowning, but quad bikes are an increasing issue, with two deaths involving children recorded in the first half of 2015.
Thursday, December 17, 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (2225)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Grant Writing Guide now available

Grant Writing Guide now available

The process to complete an application for funding can be challenging and is often approached with a degree of apprehension. RDA Central West has developed a Guide to Successful Grant Writing to help individuals, organisations and communities in our region develop an understanding of how to apply for funding assistance.

 

 

The Guide to Successful Grant Writing will help you to:

  • Identify which grants will support your project.
  • Research and collect background material for your proposal.
  • Clarify the components of grant applications.
  • Learn to write an effective application.
  • Have confidence in the final result.

Download the Guide to Successful Grant Writing


Thursday, December 17, 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (2080)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Arts Funding available to individuals and communities

Arts Funding available to individuals and communities

Information from Arts North West.

A number of Grants are available to communities and people in the following areas.

 

YOUNG ARTISTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR $10,000 SCHOLARSHIPS

CATALYST - AUSTRALIAN ARTS AND CULTURAL FUND

DELINEATE

IAN POTTER FOUNDATION - ARTS FUNDING

NSW YOUNG REGIONAL ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP

VIM LEG UP GRANTS

REGIONAL ARTS NSW QUICK RESPONSE GRANTS


Click the heading for more information on all the above grants that are available.

Monday, December 07, 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1479)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Shire Snapshot Photography Competition

Shire Snapshot Photography Competition

Entries are now open for the Shire Snapshot Photography Competition! 

Get out and get snapping and send them into Council to be in the running to win great cash prizes! 

Wednesday, December 02, 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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LOCAL SPORT GRANT PROGRAM OPENS

LOCAL SPORT GRANT PROGRAM OPENS

Local sporting clubs can apply for the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program to get more locals involved in sport and recreation activities when applications open on Thursday.  The Program aims to increase regular and on-going participation in sport and active recreation.  We all know that sport is incredibly important for health and wellbeing, as well as bringing people in the community together.  Whether it be funding towards training programs to secure more volunteer coaches or helping with that much-needed change room upgrade, these grants are designed to encourage more people to keep active.  There are four project types within the Program, these being:

1.     Sport Club Development;

2.     Community Sport Events;

3.     Sport Access; and

4.     Facility Development and Capital Equipment.

Applications open on 26 November 2015 and close 11 February 2016.  For more information and to apply, visitwww.sportandrecreation.nsw.gov.au.

Monday, November 23, 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (2130)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Murray Darling Economic Diversification Fund

Murray Darling Economic Diversification Fund

The Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program is a $32.5 million allocation of funding from the Australian Government

The Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program is a $32.5 million allocation of funding from the Australian Government to assist economic development projects that support the economic base of New South Wales regional communities that are most likely to be affected by the implementation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.
Monday, November 23, 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1867)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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