Forster Neighbourhood Centre

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NEW SERVICES 2015: Legal Aid Clincic (Family Law and Civil Law every second Wednesday- see DV and Legal Aid page); Help with filling in Forms (see Better Reading Better Communities page).

EVENTS: Harmony Day @ the Forster Farmers’ Market Saturday 21st March 2015; 8th Anniversary of the Forster Community Garden Saturday 16th May 2015.

COMMUNITY PRESENTATION & CONVERSATION: regarding the progress of establishing a Women’s Community Shelter in Forster / Tuncurry: Thursday 9th April @ Club Forster 10am – 1pm

The Forster Neighbourhood Centre first opened it’s doors in 1980 as an incorporated association – locally managed, employing local people, to address the changing needs of the Great Lakes community.

Highly Commended 2013 Building Inclusive Communities Award Macquarie University & The Ethnic Communities of NSW  Winner 2012 Environmental Award Telstra & Channel 10  Winner 2011 Excellence in Social and Community Enterprise Award Great Lakes Chamber of Commerce                                                                                                           

Hours Of Operation: Monday to Thursday  10:00am – 4:00pm Closed for lunch:12:30 – 1:00

Contact details: 2/32 West Street FORSTER  PO Box 314 FORSTER NSW 2428 Telephone: 02 6555 4351 Fax: 02 6555 9545

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Forster Neighbourhood Centre is currently supported financially by:

  • The State Department of Families and Community Services (FACS) - Community Builders (CB) program and Early Intervention and Placement Program (EIPP),
  • The Commonwealth Department of Social Services - Financial Counselling Program, Emergency Relief and No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS),
  • The State Office of Fair Trading – (NILS) and Financial Counselling
  • Club Forster - Neighbourhood Kitchen and Community Food Store
  • Great Lakes Council - small grant