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February News and Events: Grants, Pop Up Politics and more!

Dear Mackellar resident,

I'm excited to invite you to join my first live Parliamentary Update on Zoom for 2023 next Monday 20 February at 6pm. Hear all the latest news from Canberra and let me know your questions via the chat. Register to receive the Zoom link. Looking forward to updating you then!

Dr Sophie

Mackellar Matters

Introducing the NEW Mackellar Grant Finder!

I'm delighted to launch the Mackellar Grant Finder – a free service that assists local businesses, community organisations and individuals find grant and funding opportunities. Register now to search over 1200 grants, receive tailored email alerts and manage your funding application process. Check out our top tips and grants explained for further information and advice on grant writing. This is an exciting new service that I'm proud to be able to provide as your Independent Member for Mackellar.

Stronger Communities Programme - Expressions of Interest - Now Open!

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for the Stronger Communities Programme - Round 8, which provides each federal electorate with $150,000 to fund small capital projects. For this round, grant funding will be up to 100% of eligible project costs except for local governing bodies where grant funding will be up to 50% of eligible project costs. A maximum of 20 projects will be funded in each electorate. Click here to find out more information on eligibility and how to submit an EOI.

Upcoming Events

Join me on February 28 for a Q&A hosted by Voices of Mackellar on my First 200 days as the Federal Member for Mackellar. The event will be moderated by Wendy Harmer at Dee Why RSL Oaks Room, doors open at 6:30pm. Register now to reserve your free seat.

Pop Up Politics Dee Why Beach - Sat 18 February

Pop-Ups are back! I’ll be at Dee Why Beach on Saturday 18th February at 10am-11am for my first Pop-up Politics for 2023. There's a lot talk about with a big year ahead,  so grab a coffee and head down to Dee Why Beach to chat to my team and I about the issues that are important to you.

Get in touch

If there is an issue you would like to raise with me or something our electorate team can help you with, please email [email protected]. Also don’t forget to follow me on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Sophie in the news

Teal MP wants to outlaw jobs for mates. Major parties will vote it down at their peril

Greens and teals give Labor the funding blues

Medicare reform too slow

Independent’s bill wants federal politics to end ‘jobs for mates’ culture

PEP-11 threat pops up again

Live interview re: junk food bill, The Voice and resignation of Lidia Thorpe

Junk food advertising causing ‘tsunami’ of chronic disease

Scott Morrison’s decision to stop controversial NSW gas field to be overturned