Health grants on offer

Non-profit mental health bodies in south-west Sydney can apply for funding from the government supported Partners In Recovery program.

Funding grants range from $10,000 to $100,000.

Partners in Recovery South West Sydney (PIRSWS) manager Maria Visotina said projects should help the mentally ill to develop their own plans for sustained recovery and to provide access to local services and community supports.

Applications close July 4.


In other news in briefs:

Powerhouse sees light

A new light system at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre will bring high-quality exhibitions and theatre performances to the region.

The centre recently had its tungsten light system replaced with LED lights.

Arts centre director Kiersten Fishburn said the change will see an 84,000-kilogram, or 80 per cent reduction in carbon emissions each year, which will mean a saving of $26,000 for the centre annually.

"With the new system, we will now be able to compete with major institutions for events on a technical level — it truly presents us with fantastic opportunities."

Gold award from Rotary

Liverpool West Rotary Club presented the Ingham Institute an Australian Rotary Health Gold Companion Award, last week.

The award was handed to the Ingham Institute by Liverpool West Rotary Club president Shann O'Connell for the Institute's work to improve health in communities.

"Liverpool West Rotary Club has had the pleasure of working and partnering with the Ingham Institute for almost two years," she said.

"We have seen the immense contribution that their researchers are making to improve the Australian population's health across a variety of disease areas including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and mental health."


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