Kids Helpline – 71,533 contacts go unanswered: Kids Helpline, Australia’s only free confidential 24/7 national children’s counselling and support service, has today released statistics showing 51% of requests for help to the service went unanswered over the first 6 months of 2019, due to funding shortfall. Responding to concerns children and young people have in relation to their mental health, general well-being and other developmental issues is a major area of Kids Helpline’s work. Kids Helpline relies heavily upon your town’s charitable art union and donations from the community to continue its operation. In order to meet the extra demand, an additional $5 million annually would be required to enable employment of additional professional counselling staff.
Rural Aid $1,500 Bill Payment: Rural Aid is offering primary producers (who hold an ABN) in drought affected areas a ONCE OFF $1,500 towards bill payments. You must be registered via www.buyabale.com.au/financial-assistance-application to apply. Otherwise call Rural Aid for assistance on 1300 327 624.
More amazing Young Farmer Business Program News: The Young Farmer Business Program has announced grants for groups who support young farmers and fishers, locally and regionally in NSW to deliver training for their members. A grant of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) is available per eligible group and examples of projects include (but are not limited to) farm tours, commercial fishing business tours, workshops, events, business skills coaching, training and guest speakers. Learn more at https://buff.ly/2LdgIev
Way Back When: Have you got an old photograph of a local person or a photograph of Canowindra way back when? If so we would love to see it for our new feature ‘Way Back When’, simply email your photo and information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call in and see the team at 84 Gaskill St.
Christmas in July: It is that time of the year again where the Phoenix hosts the annual Christmas in July Window Display Competition! All the businesses have done a great job in decorating their shops with their Christmas themed windows so head along Gaskill St and check them all out. There is also a Children’s Colouring In Competition form available on our Facebook page so get colouring kids – a great activity for the School Holidays!
2018 Window Competition Winner Debbie Guihot, The Plague and I, with Cabonne Council Deputy Mayor Cr Anthony Durkin.