Nambucca Senior Citizens – $4,030, Nambucca Valley Newsletter.

Nambucca Senior Citizens Club was formed in 1980, operates with 15 active volunteers and is overseen by eight committee members. The Nambucca Senior Citizens Centre, owned and run by the organisation, has a long history of providing activities and support for the elderly in the Nambucca community.

Nambucca Senior Citizens Club received $4,030 through the Investing in Rural Communities Futures Partnership Grants for the Nambucca Valley Newsletter project.

The Nambucca Valley Newsletter was developed to promote community connectivity and reduce social exclusion. The funding supports a local print newsletter and a news desk at the Senior Citizens Hall.

Granted Amount: $4,030

IRCF Priority: People

Roadmap Connection: Communication

“Without the funding we would not have been able to produce the newsletter.

Our centre faced a tough time, surviving falling membership, repairs, maintenance issues and of course the floods, fires and the pandemic.

The newsletter has lifted our profile and connection to the community, bringing in new members and volunteers and increasing community use of our hall.

The most positive thing has been the appreciation of the community for a publication which informs and engages. We often hear that readers feel connected to the local content and authors.

The funding has given the community a source of information not driven by commercial need.”

Nambucca Senior Citizens Club, Rachel Burns