Money to cut litter

A share of $375,000 funding is available through Keep NSW Beautiful and the NSW Environment Protection Authority's Community Litter Grants program.

Grants of up to $5,300 will be made available for community groups to tackle litter in their area for a second year.

EPA chief executive Barry Buffier said local knowledge about the litter hotspots would help to meet the state government's litter reduction target of 40 per cent by 2016.

"We need all parts of the community to get on board in helping us to achieve this," he said.


Tenants get study help

Social housing tenants who want to do tertiary study can apply for a new grant. Penrith MP Stuart Ayres said the "Grants for Graduation" program would provide up to $5000 to a TAFE or university student.

Details: phone 6766 4990 or email by June 26.

Disability awards

Nominations for the 2014 National Disability Awards are open until July 18. The awards give Australians the opportunity to hopnour people and organisations who have a positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities. Residents can nominate those who are helping improve the lives of people with disabilities.

To nominate go to or call 1800 672 682,


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