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Val’s story – the ACVVS and volunteering

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, running 20-26 May, here is a heart warming story from Val about her experiences...

Before and after school childcare – 2024 term 2

Need some help juggling parental and personal duties? If you're a parent or carer, free up more of your valuable time...

Winter 2024 Vacation Club is open for bookings

Warm up the July school holidays with Vacation Club. Rainbow Region Kids is taking bookings for Vacation Club, running...

Mums & Bubs inclusive playgroups – 2024 term 2

Free inclusive playgroups during 2024 NSW school term 2. Our free, inclusive playgroups offer a supportive learning...

Get ready to SMILE

Healthy lifestyle kiosk is coming to Lismore Community Hub! We're excited to announce our partnership with Southern...

Transform your business strength into community resilience for free

Build your organisation’s disaster resilience through free Tomorrow Ready training. Tomorrow Ready provides free...

Get prepared for disaster season now

Free training to help you prepare for the next disaster Summer is just around the corner. In Northern NSW, the risk of...

Announcing Liz Ellis AO as our Tomorrow Ready ambassador

Yesterday, we officially launched our new Tomorrow Ready initiative to the region, at our newly decorated Lismore...

Want some free help with your computer, mobile phone or tablet?

Free weekly digital support at Community Gateway in Lismore. Are you frustrated by your laptop? Scared of your smart...

Community hub services return to Goonellabah

Expanded supports for more people doing it tough. We're excited to announce that we are now providing community hub...

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Val’s story – the ACVVS and volunteering

Val’s story – the ACVVS and volunteering

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, running 20-26 May, here is a heart warming story from Val about her experiences as a local volunteer for the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS).  "I started community visiting after I retired. Both my parents had died and...

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Before and after school childcare – 2024 term 2

Before and after school childcare – 2024 term 2

Need some help juggling parental and personal duties? If you're a parent or carer, free up more of your valuable time by getting your kids into our fun, safe and educational outside school hours childcare activities. Rainbow Region Kids is open for bookings with our...

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Winter 2024 Vacation Club is open for bookings

Winter 2024 Vacation Club is open for bookings

Warm up the July school holidays with Vacation Club. Rainbow Region Kids is taking bookings for Vacation Club, running over the July 2024 NSW school holidays. But we have a limited number of spaces available for children and they're filling up fast. Vacation Club...

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Mums & Bubs inclusive playgroups – 2024 term 2

Mums & Bubs inclusive playgroups – 2024 term 2

Free inclusive playgroups during 2024 NSW school term 2. Our free, inclusive playgroups offer a supportive learning and play space for children who may not have access to similar play or learning opportunities. We welcome children aged 0-3 years old, their parents and...

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Get ready to SMILE

Get ready to SMILE

Healthy lifestyle kiosk is coming to Lismore Community Hub! We're excited to announce our partnership with Southern Cross University's SMILE program, coming to Community Gateway soon! SMILE provides health checks and healthy lifestyle resources for free, with...

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Autumn 2024 Vacation Club is open for bookings

Autumn 2024 Vacation Club is open for bookings

Cool down during the April school holidays with Vacation Club. Get in quick! We have a limited number of spaces available for children and they're filling up fast. Rainbow Region Kids is taking bookings for our Vacation Club, running over the April 2024 NSW school...

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Christmas 2023 opening hours

Christmas 2023 opening hours

We will be closing our services for 2 weeks – from 12pm Friday 22 December 2023, until 9am Monday 8 January 2024. While we're away, there are several alternative support services that can be contacted: Emergency relief The Winsome Soup Kitchen 02 6622 4055 Caring is...

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Get prepared for disaster season now

Get prepared for disaster season now

Free training to help you prepare for the next disaster Summer is just around the corner. In Northern NSW, the risk of bushfire and flood increases enormously from now until April. While it's highly unlikely, there's always a small chance that we could face yet...

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Summer 2023 Vacation Club is open for bookings

Summer 2023 Vacation Club is open for bookings

Cool off during the school holidays with Vacation Club. Get in quick! We have a limited number of spaces available for children and they're filling up fast. Rainbow Region Kids is now taking bookings for our Vacation Club, running over the December 2023 / January 2024...

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You can help a family to smile this Christmas 2023

You can help a family to smile this Christmas 2023

Brighten up the holidays for a local family this Christmas by donating a present. The festive season should be a happy time for everyone. But there are many disadvantaged families in our communities that are struggling to make ends meet. That's why we are involved...

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Announcing Liz Ellis AO as our Tomorrow Ready ambassador

Announcing Liz Ellis AO as our Tomorrow Ready ambassador

Yesterday, we officially launched our new Tomorrow Ready initiative to the region, at our newly decorated Lismore Community Hub. Speaking to local media, our CEO Jenni talked about the program and how it will build meaningful, grass roots disaster resilience for our...

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Before and after school childcare – 2023 term 4

Before and after school childcare – 2023 term 4

Daily outside school hours childcare with Rainbow Region Kids. Rainbow Region Kids is open for bookings with our before school care and after school care services during 2023 NSW school term 4, across 12 different locations: Alstonville Blakebrook Casino Public Coffee...

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Free supported playgroups – 2023 term 4

Free supported playgroups – 2023 term 4

Free supported playgroup every week during 2023 NSW school term 4. Our free, weekly supported playgroups offer a supportive learning and play space for children who may not have access to similar play or learning opportunities. We welcome children aged 0-5 years old,...

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Support in Grafton for parenting adolescent children

Support in Grafton for parenting adolescent children

Free weekly support sessions in Grafton We're excited to partner with Momentum Collective, to deliver some fantastic free supports to people in the Grafton area who are parenting adolescent children over the age of 9 years old. It's a well observed fact that...

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National Child Protection Week 3-9 September 2023

National Child Protection Week 3-9 September 2023

We are standing up for children's rights and safety. National Child Protection Week is running this year from 3-9 September. It is organised by the National Association for Prevention of Child abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) and aims to promote a safe and supported life...

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Spring 2023 Vacation Club is open for bookings

Spring 2023 Vacation Club is open for bookings

Spring into the school holidays with Vacation Club. Get in quick! We have a limited number of spaces available for children and they're filling up fast. Rainbow Region Kids is now taking bookings for our Vacation Club, running for 2 weeks during the September/October...

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Community hub services return to Goonellabah

Community hub services return to Goonellabah

Expanded supports for more people doing it tough. We're excited to announce that we are now providing community hub support from our Goonellabah premises. People who are experiencing hardship or disadvantage in Goonellabah can once again receive support in their own...

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Free Tax Help for 2023

Free Tax Help for 2023

Need help with your tax return? Free Tax Help is provided by expert, trained volunteers who can help you to submit your annual tex return. It is a free service provided by the Australian Tax Office. Tax Help is available to people who have earned $60,000 or less in...

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Our Rainbow Region Kids services are expanding

Our Rainbow Region Kids services are expanding

More outside school hours childcare services in more locations. We're excited to announce that our outside school hours childcare services are expanding. Rainbow Region Kids provides before school care, after school care and Vacation Club during school holidays...

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2023 NAIDOC Week celebrations take off in Lismore

2023 NAIDOC Week celebrations take off in Lismore

Proud to celebrate and support indigenous culture This week is Australian NAIDOC Week, recognising and celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about...

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Free supported playgroups – 2023 term 3

Free supported playgroups – 2023 term 3

Free supported playgroup every week during 2023 NSW school term 3. Our weekly supported playgroups offer a supportive learning and play space for children who may not have access to similar play or learning opportunities. We welcome children aged 0-5 years old, their...

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Winter 2023 Vacation Club is open for bookings

Winter 2023 Vacation Club is open for bookings

Warm up the winter school break with Vacation Club. Get in quick! We have a limited number of spaces available for children and they're filling up fast. Rainbow Region Kids is now taking bookings for our Vacation Club, running for 2 weeks during the July 2023 NSW...

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Our open day was a hit with locals

Our open day was a hit with locals

Lismore Community Hub is back better than ever. After the formal reopening ceremony of our community hub the previous week, we recently opened the doors of our neighbourhood centre once again to the public for an open day, to celebrate national Neighbourhood Centre...

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You’re invited to our community hub open day on 12 May

You’re invited to our community hub open day on 12 May

Lismore Community Hub reopens with a public open day After being closed for over a year due to flood incursion, our community hub in Lismore has finally reopened its doors to the public. It was formally reopened late last week by Janelle Saffin MP, Member for Lismore....

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Lismore community hub reopens

Lismore community hub reopens

Janelle Saffin MP, member for Lismore, cuts the ribbon. After being closed since February last year due to severe flood incursion, our community hub in Lismore has finally reopened its doors. Located at 76 Carrington Street, the community hub has undergone significant...

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New free workshops in Grafton for parents.

New free workshops in Grafton for parents.

Uniting Families 6-week program. We've partnered with Livable in the Clarence Valley to create a 6 week program of discussion topics to connect and unite families. The workshops will take place at Livable, 11 Kemp Street, Grafton on Wednesdays from 12:30pm-2pm,...

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Autumn 2023 Vacation Club is open for bookings

Autumn 2023 Vacation Club is open for bookings

Cool down during the autumn school break with Vacation Club. But get in quick! We have a limited number of spaces available for children and they're filling up fast. Rainbow Region Kids is now taking bookings for our Vacation Club, running for 2 weeks during the April...

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We’re excited to be providing Choices

We’re excited to be providing Choices

Confidential sexual and reproductive health services for all. The Choices clinic is funded by the Northern NSW Local Health District and provides people in our region with important, confidential sexual and reproductive health services. It was previously delivered by...

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