Shoalhaven Neighbourhood Services are the lead agency for the Shoalhaven Anti-Poverty Committee (SAPC). SAPC is committed to building social prosperity for individuals, families and communities.

  • We currently have 21 Memorandums of Understanding with local organisations who support SAPC’s work
  • The committee supports local projects as well as releasing our Action Plan and Perspectives of Poverty in the Shoalhaven
  • Local organisations and individuals are encouraged to join the Committee or one of the sub-committees. For more information contact



The Shoalhaven Anti-Poverty Committee are excited to announce the launch of the Prospering Community Project Fund.

“Expressions of Interest are being called for from local not for profits or community groups which are auspiced by a not for profit for the newly established Prospering Community Project Fund”, said Committee Facilitator Judith Reardon.

“We are seeking project activities which will reduce disadvantage and social exclusion,” Ms Reardon added.

The SAPC has previously funded such activities as community events, community reading projects, adult literacy support groups, and leadership programs for young people.

Organisations who have received Anti-Poverty Committee funding before, are encouraged to build on what they have achieved previously, by trying something different, something complimentary or more challenging, so as to continue building the capacity of individuals, families and communities to move out of disadvantage and become more connected to community.

The Fund has been established to provide small financial subsidies of up to $1000.00 (GST Exc) to eligible not-for-profit community service organisations for initiatives that:

  • Support individuals, families and whole communities to be better off and included in community.
  • Reduce the risk of health-related conditions such as diabetes, mental health issues and heart disease in the community.
  • Help make the community a safer place to live.
  • Support families to have increased positive functioning.
  • Promote a strong sense of connectedness and belonging within the community.


The Fund is made possible through the hard work of the Nowra Makers Markets Committee who operate local markets and donate a portion of the Stallholder fee to SAPC.

Applications close on 15th March 2019 and successful applicants will receive their funding in June 2019. – Application Form

For more information you can contact the Shoalhaven Neighbourhood Services Community Coordinator Judith Reardon on 44215077 or email

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