WINC is the regional forum of neighbourhood and community centres in the Central West and Orana Far West regions of NSW. It is an incorporated body, which receives a small grant from the Department of Community Services in order to facilitate training, and travel to regional meetings.
Membership is open to any not-for-profit community development organisation or project.

Meetings help to facilitate:
Networking among centres
Information sharing
Mutual Support
Resourcing new workers
Lobbying on common issues
Providing a regional focus
Representation to LSCA at State Level
Provide training and Professional Development

WINC usually meets four or five times per year, at different centres throughout the regions on a rotation basis. One of these meetings is a two day conference to address training, professional development and planning issues. Travel to WINC Meetings is reimbursed at the SACS Award standard rate.

WINC member organisations are usually also members of LCSA ( Local Community Services Association), which is the Peak Body for Neighbourhood Centres in NSW. LCSA represents over three hundred organizations in NSW, and provides valuable support and resourcing to member organisations.

LCSA also provides a useful newsletter and organises a Conference, which is usually held in Sydney in the third week of September. WINC members are also encouraged to attend this conference which is both informative and fun!

If you or your organisation is interested in joining WINC or attending a meeting or would just like to find out more , please contact your nearest WINC Member.

For more info on WINC or how to join, please contact your nearest WINC Centre

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