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Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

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IMAGE: The Dry July team from the Woodstock Hotel were; Back: Rodney Wright and Mick Sutton. Front: Gail Bennett, Jacob Devlin and Catherine Piol.

Dry July Fundraising

Dear Editor,

I would like to congratulate Jake Devlin and his team mates from the Woodstock Hotel for completing Dry July.

The team raised an amazing total of $4,138.30 which is almost triple their original fundraising goal of $1,500.

Dry July is a fundraiser that encourages people to go alcohol-free in July to raise funds for people affected by cancer. The month certainly wasn’t easy for a man like Jake who loves a beer, but I am so proud of everyone in the group and what they have achieved for this great cause.

Donations can still be made throughout August at www.dryjuly.com.

Accelerating Success For Innovators

Entrepreneurs in new and emerging industries in regional NSW will be supported to grow their business, revenues, raise funds and create local jobs through the NSW Government’s $2 million Accelerating Regional Innovation Fund.

The Accelerating Regional Innovation Fund will provide grants of between $300,000 and $700,000 to accelerator and incubator programs in regional NSW, Newcastle and Wollongong that support regional entrepreneuers and start-ups in emerging sectors and future industries.

The Accelerating Regional Innovation Fund supports the 20-year Economic Vision for Regional NSW and the NSW Government’s priorities and plans to achieve long-term economic success for regional NSW communities.

Applications open on 4 August 2022 and close on 30 September 2022 at 2pm. For further information about the Accelerating Regional Innovation Fund, including program guidelines and eligibility criteria, go to: www.nsw.gov.au/ARIF

Headspace Cowra LGBTQIA+ Group

A safe and confidential place to be your-self, connect with like-minded young people and find out information about health, services and support
Where: HEADSPACE COWRA 2 AGE GROUPS- 12-16yrs, 17-25yrs
For more information please email: chad.white@marathonhealth.com.au Phone: (02) 6341 5800

Supporting Households To Bust Their Energy Bills

Applications for the NSW Government’s Energy Bill Buster program to help households slash their power bills by up to $600 a year opened last week.

The 2022-23 NSW Budget included $128 million to help up to an initial 30,000 eligible households install solar or replace appliances with more energy efficient ones.

The Energy Bill Buster program provides eligible households with more choice on how they manage their energy bills.

The program enables households to make decisions that will deliver long term savings on their energy bills while making clean energy improvements to their homes.

Appliances available in the package include energy efficient fridges, dryers, airconditioners, and hot water systems as well as upgrades such as window shading and draught sealing valued at up to $4000.

The benefits are not just for private homeowners and tenants. The solar swap will also be offered to eligible land and housing corporation tenants later this year.

Eligible households include pensioners and Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card holders receiving the Low-Income Household Rebate who can receive ten years’ worth of rebates upfront to put towards solar or appliance upgrades. Households can check their Bill Buster eligibility and apply from Monday, 1 August, 2022 at www.energysaver.nsw.gov.au/rebate-swap.

Stronger Together Project Grants Now Open

Local community organisations planning events which foster community harmony are encouraged to apply for the next round of Multicultural NSW’s Stronger Together Program.

Funding of between $20,000 and $40,000 is now available to groups want-ing to develop projects that help drive social cohesion in their local area. Funding will be available for projects to be delivered between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2023.

Applications for these grants opened on Monday, 1 August and will close at 5pm Friday, 26 August.

More information about the grants can be found at https://multicultural.nsw.gov.au/grants

Aging and Disability Commision

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