Funding for Parenting Education programs in the Sydney Local district
A small grants scheme is available through the Resourcing Parents Project for parenting education activities located in the Sydney Local Health District for up to $2,000.
Proudly supported by Families NSW to encourage and assist not-for-profit agencies (for example pre-schools, early intervention services, health, non-government agencies, councils, schools) to deliver parenting education information, support and courses to families in the Sydney Local Health District who have children aged 0-8 years.
The small grant for SLHD contributes to an additional 35-40 parenting programs during the year (over the two rounds).
The parenting activities must be held at a location within the Sydney Local Health District boundaries. It is comprised of seven complete Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashfield, Burwood, City of Canada Bay, Canterbury City/Bankstown, Leichhardt, Marrickville and Strathfield.
In addition, two of the four Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) of the City of Sydney LGA are included within SLHD’s eastern boundary. These are the Sydney - South and the Sydney - West SLAs. See map for the exact boundaries.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss with agencies their applications, prior to their submission, contact Belinda Power via email weblink http://www.resourcingparents.nsw.gov.au/Contact or Telephone 9736 9852 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Select the SYDNEY DISTRICT Funding button below to read the criteria before making an application.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the closing dates for applications?
The closing date for the Autumn 2018 funding round is Friday 30th March 2018.
How many opportunities are there to make an application?
There are two rounds per year - normally in Spring and Autumn.
How long until we find out if we are successful?
You will be contacted by the Parenting Coordinator after the the Panel meets, usually within two weeks of applications closing.
If we are unsuccessful will someone explain why?
Yes. You will be notified by phone, and offered a time to contact the Parenting Coordinator who will explain the strengths in your application and also areas that may be improved. You may than choose to resubmit your application in the next funding round.
Who are the members of the Selection Panel?
In the Sydney District the Selection Panel is currently made up of the Four Families NSW Interagency Coordinators and local representatives. If they have been involved in an Application they will absent themselves for the discussion of that Application.
How often will the Selection Panel meet?
How do I apply?
In the Sydney District Small Grants Applications are now on line.We will forward your Application to the Selection Committee.
If we are successful can we apply again?
Yes. You need to demonstrate that your previously funded initiatives have at least commenced.
Am I in the Sydney Local Health District?
The Sydney Local Health District covers the area in this map View map
Who can I contact to discuss further?
Contact Belinda Power- Parenting Coordinator SLHD at Resourcing Parents on 9736-9852 Mondays- Wednesdays.
What is Families NSW?
Families NSW is a prevention and early intervention strategy to help parents give their children a good start in life. This means supporting families during pregnancy and in the early years of a child's life, when development is rapid. The aim of Families NSW is to build the capacity of parents and carers, through a coordinated network of services, to raise their children and help them solve problems early before they become entrenched.
For more information, see www.families.nsw.gov.au