Past Projects

The Cooloola Human Services Network has auspiced a wide variety of successful programs and projects since its inception in 2002.

We operate from a community development perspective to support emerging and existing organisations, programs and services to build a responsive and inclusive community. Project funding has brought more than $3 million worth of funding to enhance the social fabric of the Gympie region, meet community needs, fill gaps and support people experiencing disadvantage.

Some of CHSN’s past funded projects have included:

  • Strengthening Communities Education Project
  • Gympie Community Garden
  • Disability Action Week activities
  • International Day of People with a Disabilityimages (1)
  • Gympie Region NDIS Transition Project
  • Participating in Prosperity Program
  • All Abilities Golf Program
  • Men on Track
  • The Shed Program
  • No Smoking Saddles
  • Gympie Gaspers
  • Marvin Program
  • Way to Go Program
  • Community Kitchen Project
  • NAIDOC Week
  • Deadly Puff Power
  • Building Supportive Communities
  • If it’s on, it’s on
  • Swap It
  • Dragons Smoke We Don’t
  • Men’s Shed Program
  • Dragon Boat
  • Get Set for Work
  • Hod Rods
  • Making a Difference
  • Cooloola Connected
  • Mary Valley Capacity Builders
  • On Your Bike
  • All Aboard
  • Down the Line
  • Colourful Cooloola
  • Working Forward
  • Boot Up
How does CHSN assist the community?

A strong network of organisations across many sectors and caring individuals within the community make up the CHSN family. CHSN provides a base for networking to support both interagency and advocacy roles. CHSN has transitioned into a physical 'hub' that is very active on the coalface of community needs. CHSN disseminates information across the Gympie region and is also responsible for facilitating training events and forums. CHSN acts in an auspicing and nurturing role for many smaller unfunded groups. The Gympie region is very well served by CHSN as a vital player in providing holistic approach to community development, across intergenerational bounds.

Beryl J Spencer

QCSLAN Qld Child Safety Legislation Action Network