The Empowering our Communities program offers support to people and communities struggling with drought.

WNSW PHN is dedicated to supporting wellbeing initiatives through the Community, Wellbeing and Drought Relief grant program.

Grant funding

Round 2 of the Community, Wellbeing and Drought Relief grant program recipients.

  • The Trust of Warren Youth Foundation - providing reaI life experiences for underprivileged youth through education, training, support and mentoring
  • QOE Health - Half Full Mate Conversations at Lightning Ridge, Nyngan, Coonabarabran, including Public Spaces Network Weaving Creating Conversations & Connections
  • Brumbies 4 Recovery - Community Wellbeing Clinics at Menindee, Packsaddle and Cobar 
  • National Loss for Loss and Grief NSW Inc (NALAG) - Wellbeing in Communities  
  • Ivanhoe Central School - From Ivanhoe to Uluru (trip for school kids to get away from the drought)
  • Brewarrina Shire Council - A Splash of Colour to Brighten the day
  • Balranald Branch of Isolated Children - Hatfield Happening Women's Wellbeing Day
  • VERTO Limited - Cowra Suicide Prevention Workshops
  • Dunedoo Sport Club Ltd - The Dune "Doo" Working & Wellness
  • Marrra Creek Public School - Marra "Boots Off" Health & Wellness Day
  • PCYC Walgett - "Friday Night - We're All Right" Diversionary Activity Program 
  • Walgett Little Athletics Centre - Centre Equipment Upgrade
  • Coonamble Aboriginal Health - Coonamble Q Fever Program
  • The Collie Recreation Reserve Trust - Collie Community Tennis Day
  • St Vincent De Paul Society NSW - Dealing in Drought Bootcamp & BBQ
  • Wellington Men's Shed - Volunteers Support Activity 
  • The Exchange Dubbo Pty Ltd - The Change, free access to business ideation support, mentorships and industry appropriate networking events
  • Watershed Landcare Inc - Support, build personal and business resilience in rural commmunities
  • PLS Learning Solutions Australasia Pty Ltd - Positive Living Skills Wellbeing initiative
  • Creative Collective ARI Inc. - Out of the Box Creative Drop In Centre
  • Neighbourhood Central - Sowing Cyber Seeds for Parkes Farmers
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service - South Eastern Section - Cobar , Dubbo, Gilgandra High School, Menindee Mens Shed, Trangie Central School, Wilcannia Mens Shed GROW Program (Early intervention through Aquaponics program)

More Information

Beth Mills

Project Officer - Community Wellbeing
Phone: (02) 5317 1269
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