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

May 10, 2023

The Good and the Not Good Enough News in 2023 Federal Budget

Community Industry Group CEO Nicky Sloan comments on the 2023 Federal Budget in our recent Media Release The centrepiece of this year’s budget is a $14.6 billion cost of living package, but with inflation at record highs eating into the pay packets of workers and driving up the cost of essentials, much of the relief is targeted at specific segments of the population. For the regular Illawarra family, this means some of the benefits will flow through to their household budget, and some won’t. Read our Media Release or the full article – The Illawarra’s haves and haves-nots in 2023 federal budget

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May 10, 2023

NEW Online Board Chair Training

We are now offering our Become an Incredible Non-Profit Board Chair training online! After successful in person sessions we are excited to announce we have now opened two online sessions for our CIGroup Board Chair Training! One on Thursday 18 May at 5:30pm – 7:30pm, and, Wednesday 14 June 5:30pm – 7:30pm. This is a great opportunity to get FREE (for CIGroup members) training with our amazing trainer Judy Daunt. We hope you can make one of these sessions and enjoy it from the comfort of your own home! See the flyer with all information and booking – Board Chair Training | Online

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May 2, 2023

New Media Release

Unacceptable Levels of Poverty in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and South Coast Research by the University of Canberra’s National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM), commissioned by the NSW Council of Social Services, has analysed 2021 Census data to examine the extent of poverty throughout the state. See what our CEO Nicky Sloan has to say about the matter in our Media Release – Unacceptable Levels of Poverty in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and South Coast.

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Prevention of Older Person Abuse (POPA) Forum

The Prevention of Older Person Abuse (POPA) Forum invite you to a networking event to recognise World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
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Become an Incredible Non-Profit Board Chair - Online

Are you ready to become an incredible non-profit board chair?
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