Community Grant Application

Dear Friend,

We have applied for a Service NSW Community Grant to fund our ‘SMART Digital Community Care Project’.

The goals of our project are to:

  1. Assist senior citizens and people with disabilities to navigate digital technology with confidence and gain an understanding of the benefits and ease of using digital/ SMART technology (i.e. smart phones, iPads and devices).
  2. Empower our communities through an exchange of knowledge and ‘connectedness’.
  3. Encourage future care workers to pursue a career in the aged care sector.

However, for our grant application to be successful, it needs to be supported by votes from the Pittwater community. We have listed the electorates that qualify to vote below. Please check to see if your electorate is listed.

We have also provided a step-by-step ‘How To Vote’ process below.

You can help us to help you … by voting for our project and asking friends and family living in Pittwater to do likewise!!

Please note that voting ends on 15 August 2019

How to Vote!

Firstly, please note that you will need a Service NSW Account to vote or you can visit a NSW Service Centre to cast your vote. In addition, you will also need your Medicare number.

To start, click here or visit:

  1. Enter your suburb
  2. Scroll down to our project: “SMART Digital Community Care”
  3. Select “Shortlist Me”

List of Qualifying Electorates!

The voting system is based on your electorate, the areas we have identified for Our Community are:

Davidson: Davidson, Belrose, Frenchs Forest, Forestville, Killara, Lindfield, St Ives

Manly: Balgowlah & North Balgowlah & Balgowlah Heights, Brookvale, Dee Why, Clontarf, Curl Curl & North Curl Curl, Fairlight, Freshwater, Manly, Manly Vale, Queenscliff, Seaforth

Pittwater: Avalon, Clareville, Church Point, Collaroy & Collaroy Plateau, Cottage Point, Bayview, Bilgola Beach & Bilgola Plateau, Duffys Forest, Elenora Heights, Great Mackerel Beach, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase, Mona Vale, Newport, North Narrabeen & Narrabeen, Terrey Hills, Warriewood, Whale Beach, Palm Beach

Wakehurst: Allambie Heights, Beacon Hill, Brookvale, Collaroy & Collaroy Plateau, Cromer, Dee Why, Frenchs Forest, Narraweena, Oxford Falls

A Rainy Day was a Good Day

Volunteers are the heroes and heroines of every society. They are universally cheerful, good-natured and exceedingly generous of spirit. Above all, they are the ‘do-ers’ of this world and they deserve to be celebrated frequently and enthusiastically.

It was with this in mind, that the management and staff of MWP Care Inc (MWP-CI) held a get-together at the Tramshed Café in Narrabeen on 13th March.

We had a very good turn up, despite the buckets of rain. The inclement weather made for a cosy environment inside the café and didn’t dampen the lively spirits of all who attended.

People got to know each other and shared stories; there were many smiles and a lot of laughter. We got to chatting informally about the motivation to volunteer: some said it provided interesting engagement with a sense of service; one said she had always been shy but volunteering opened a new opportunity to meet people and do good at the same time; another succinct comment was, ‘Well when you’ve had a busy working life, you ache for something interesting and positive to do with your time … and this is it for me’ and her colleagues agreed.

(If you know someone who would like to volunteer, Bronwyn Brent would love to hear from you; best way to reach her is to phone 02-9913-3244 or email )

We got the impression that all who attended would like to do it again – and soon. Very special thanks to MWP-CI’s volunteer co-ordinator, Bronwyn who, with her team, organised this happy event. Bronwyn is already planning the next one, so you should hear from her in the next few months.

We are delighted with the positive feedback and thank you so much for coming along. Your enthusiasm is contagious – and we are so glad you enjoyed an hour or two of relaxation with people who, like you, are the salt of the earth.

2018 Volunteer Christmas Party