Welcome to Community Industry Group

Community Industry Group is the peak body working for community services and organisations in Southern NSW.

We support community organisations, promote expertise and innovation, foster industry development and pursue social justice in the region. We provide a voice, influence and leadership for our not for profit members to ensure they feel heard, supported and informed in order to continue caring for the most vulnerable people in our society.

Community Industry Group acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and celebrate their continuing culture, the world’s oldest living culture, and the contribution they make to the life of this region and our country.

Latest News

September 20, 2023

2023/24 NSW Budget Disappoints Overall

The 2023/24 NSW Budget has left the community services sector and low-income individuals disappointed. While there are some positive aspects, such as investments in the Women’s Health sector, funding for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, and support for the Out of Home Care sector. A desire for greater investment in Early Intervention Programs and more substantial assistance for energy poverty through the Energy Accounts Payment Assistance (EAPA) program is needed. Read the full media release: 2023/24 NSW Budget Disappoints Overall  

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September 6, 2023

Community Service Awards Night 2023 – Finalists!

We are excited to announce our Community Service Awards Night Finalists across our 7 categories. A Brilliant Idea Incredible work by these individuals who have rocked our community sector. We want to show our gratitude to you and the oragnisations you represent. A Brilliant Idea Team These teams have shown incredible perseverance, strength and creativity. We are very excited to recognise and celebrate your achievements. Above & Beyond Individual  The time and work by these incredible individuals needs to be recognised and celebrated! Let’s take a moment to be proud of the people in our community sector and support each others achievements! Above & Beyond Team We are so proud of the continued work of our teams in the community sector, they have truly gone above and beyond! Business Partnership This award celebrates the collaboration between non-for-profit organisations and local business on community projects. Leadership These finalists have embodied leadership, guided […]

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July 12, 2023

NAIDOC Week – For Our Elders

We celebrated NAIDOC week with this years theme ‘For Our Elders’. Our team had the privilege of chatting with Elders across the many events. Cath Daly who did a fantastic job at coordinating the Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre NAIDOC celebration shared a powerful statement that resonated with our team – “every time we lose an elder, we lose a library”. Aboriginal Elder Colleen shared her thoughts on the Shoalhaven NAIDOC fun day with us. “My name is Colleen. I have come from the Shoalhaven area. I was asked to raise the flag today in honor of my Dad who started all this NADOIC many years ago”. “I think its a beautiful day today I am so happy to see all the community out gathering. Yeah so I met a lot of family, I have a lot of family here today. It’s a good day” Colleen shared. At the Shellharbour City Council NAIDOC […]

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Upcoming Training & Events


Community Industry Group 2023 Community Service Awards Gala Dinner

If you want to purchase tickets to the 2023 Awards Night please get in touch with our office at 4256 4333 or email events@cigroup.org.au.
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Get on Board

How to build and motive Board and Committees of management
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Fabulous Finance

This session will provide you with the skills to read financial reports, assist with budgeting, and assist with financial policies
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