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Update of Services and Reopening Date

UPDATE OF SERVICES & REOPENING DATE
 
During Lockdown Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre has delivered services to our community by phone, email and socially distanced COVID safe means.
We will be continuing to operate in this manner until December 1, 2021, when we look forward to opening our doors again.
Below is a list of services we are providing to the community 🙂
If you need assistance you can call us Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm
Alternatively, you can email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Services
KNC Food Pantry ✅ Every Wednesday at 10:30 am. 2 bags of groceries for a $5 donation. Contactless delivery at KNC.
EAPA ✅ Assistance paying your energy bill. Appointments are available by phone.
Referrals and Support ✅ If you need help or need someone to talk to confidentiality we are here to take your call or email.
Emergency Relief ✅ Food Assistance Monday to Friday when food is available by appointment.
The Abundance Box ✅ If you need some food take some. if you have some extra food leave some. Available 24 hrs a day out the front of the centre.
Share the Dignity Bags ✅ For people in need. Includes sanitary products, toiletries, makeup, etc for those in need.
Sanitary products ✅ Call or email to organise free sanitary items if you are in need.
Baby and Kids Clothes ✅

Pre-made baby and kids clothing packs by size. Sleepsuits and shoes. By appointment.

KNC Food Pantry Open Every Wednesday Covid Safe

Available to anyone who needs it.
KNC Food Pantry Wednesdays at 10.30 am
Covid Safe Delivery
Please follow all current health advice
Lot’s of beautiful food fresh & pantry items
10.30 am every Wednesday
BYO Bags
If you are in need you are welcome 🙂
$5.00 for 2 bags of groceries.
Plenty of free bread 🍞🥖 🍞
A big thank you to The Rotary Club of Kincumber🌟Coles Kincumber🌟 Aldi Greenpoint 🌟 Freska Fruit Kincumber 🌟 Nurtured Earth Organics🌟 SecondBite🌟 Bakehouse 🌟OzHarvest🌟
Donations are greatly appreciated and welcome ♥️

Call 4363 1044 to find out more

Thank you Anthony's Seafood & Burgers

A big thank you to Anthony's Seafood & Burgers and their customers for their generous donation of $133.75!

Anthony’s are still open during the latest lockdown serving Take-away cooked seafood, burgers & fresh seafood.

They are COVID Safe, they just ask you to check in on arrival and wear a mask to order and pickup your meals.

KNC Food Pantry Open During Covid

KNC Food Pantry Wednesdays at 10.30 am
Covid Safe Delivery.
Please follow all current health advice.
Lot’s of beautiful food fresh & pantry items
10.30 am every Wednesday
BYO Bags
If you are in need you are welcome 🙂
$5.00 for 2 bags of groceries.
Plenty of free bread 🍞🥖 🍞
A big thank you to The Rotary Club of Kincumber🌟Coles Kincumber🌟 Aldi Greenpoint 🌟 Freska Fruit Kincumber 🌟 Nurtured Earth Organics🌟 SecondBite🌟 Bakehouse 🌟OzHarvest🌟
Donations greatly appreciated and welcome ♥️

Call 4363 1044 to find out more

Lockdown Services Update

UPDATE OF SERVICES

Due to lockdown and the safety of our community, volunteers, staff and the current public health order we have changed the way we deliver services to the community.
If you need assistance you can call us Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Alternatively you can email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Services
KNC Food Pantry ✅ Every Wednesday at 10:30am. 2 bags of groceries for a $5 donation. Contactless delivery at KNC.
EAPA ✅ Assistance paying your energy bill. Appointments are available by phone.
Referrals and Support ✅ If you need help or need someone to talk to confidentiality we are here to take your call or email.
Emergency Relief ✅ Food Assistance Monday to Friday when food is available by appointment.
Emergency Relief Assistance ✅ Coles voucher (if you have not accessed this program before)
The Abundance Box ✅ If you need some food take some. if you have some extra food leave some. Available 24 hrs a day out the front of the centre.
Share the Dignity Bags ✅ For people in need. Includes sanitary products, toiletries, makeup, etc for those in need.
Sanitary products ✅ Call or email to organise free sanitary items if you are in need.
Baby and Kids Clothes ✅ Pre-made baby and kids clothing packs by size. Sleepsuits and shoes. By appointment.

Bendigo Bank Brekky Club Donation

A BIG thank you to Branch Manager Julie & Business Development Officer Michelle from the Kincumber Branch Central Coast Branches of Bendigo Bank for their donation to KNC Youth Brekky Club.
Their donation helps KNC to feed hundreds of High School Students every week of the school term.
This donation allows KNC to keep running this critical program as we do not get any funding for it.
A $2000 cheque was presented to Manager Colette Baron & Centre Coordinator Leanne Clarke.
#betterbigbank, #makeadifference, #WeAreCommunity

Central Coast Energy Bill Support Days at Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre

A new monthly outreach service is available at Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre
from Wednesday the 2nd of June, 2021.
Individual appointments are available with the Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW.
Appointments are available each month
to assist residents and small businesses in the
Central Coast area.
continuing on the first
Wednesday of every month
thereafter
Appointments available
from 9am - 3pm

Broadwater Court Brekky Club Donation

We would like to say a BIG thank you to the Broadwater Court Residents Forum for their generous $600 donation to KNC Youth Brekky Club!
We are not funded for this critical program and with donations like this, we can keep providing around 288 free breakfasts to high schoolers every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of the school term.

We really appreciate the ongoing support of Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre and our programs.

Share the Dignity Pink Box Vending Machine at Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre

We are very proud to be the recipients of a Pretty Pink shiny new Share the Dignity Vending Machine!
Access to sanitary items is a right, not a privilege, and that no one should ever have to choose between eating and taking control of their period.

This Pink Box ensures FREE access to pads and tampons to the most vulnerable in our community.
Each free period pack contains 2 pads and 6 tampons and is available at the push of a button to anyone in the local community who is doing it tough.

We are open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm to the community.

Are you finding it hard to pay your electricity or gas bill?

Are you finding it hard to pay your electricity or gas bill?
If you are in financial hardship due to a crisis or emergency situation you can apply for EAPA assistance at Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre. We have appointments available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.
This hardship may be caused by a range or combination of factors, including:
a loss of income
a very high electricity/gas bill
an illness in the family
a family crisis
unexpected expenses or bills.

For more information or to book your EAPA appointment call reception on 4363 1044

Make Your Own Flower Crown - School Holiday

School Holiday Fun for Kidz!
Make Your Own Flower Crown Workshop
We invite your child to join us to get creative with all things botanical and make a beautiful flower crown made with fresh flowers!
This gorgeous workshop will inspire your child’s creative nature.
It’s a fun, nurturing, and mindful space to play with fresh flowers, tapping into creative energy through nature and craft.
Where: Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre
When: Thursday the 15th of April
Time: 10.30am to 12pm
Age: 5 to 12 years
Cost: $20 per child - covers the botanicals and materials to make your Flower Crown
For enquires call Hayley on 0421 778 447
To book your place pay here:

https://www.trybooking.com/BQDFY

Make Your Own Flower Crown Workshop

School Holiday Fun for Kidz!
Make Your Own Flower Crown Workshop
We invite your child to join us to get creative with all things botanical and make a beautiful flower crown made with fresh flowers!
This gorgeous workshop will inspire your child’s creative nature.
It’s a fun, nurturing, and mindful space to play with fresh flowers, tapping into creative energy through nature and craft.
Where: Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre
When: Thursday the 15th of April
Time: 10.30am to 12pm
Age: 5 to 12 years
Cost: $20 per child - covers the botanicals and materials to make your Flower Crown
For enquires call Hayley on 0421 778 447
To book your place pay here:

https://www.trybooking.com/BQDFY

May be art

 

 

May Way Music Event

May Way Music Event presents an all-ages drug and alcohol-free live band night. 

Featuring: Allo Rays, Turtle Custard, Shacked and Wurm. 

Psychedelic funk rock with a twist of punk and side of grunge, will fill the new youth space at Kincumber. Special guests, Dj sets from Steve Spacek and great food.

BOOK TICKETS ONLINE

No Lights No Lycra

NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA

 

 

Where: Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre
When: Every Tuesday of the School Term
Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Cost: $10 per person
Please call Rachel on 0416 143 640 to book your place
WHAT IS NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA?
NLNL is a weekly lights-off chance to dance in the dark for the pure joy of dancing. It’s a place to shake out the stresses of the week, let go of your inhibitions and completely be yourself. It occurs in over 75 locations around the world, Central Coast sessions are on Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30pm. Just $10 on the door!
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC IS IT?
We aim for a little bit of everything. From swing, to dance, to pop, to folk, to rock, to hip hop, to soul, to super cheesy top 40. We like dance floor classics, we like weird things we've never heard before. You'll hate some of it, but you'll love a lot of it. It varies week to week, so if you’re not sure after your first time, be sure to try a second. And you can always sit out for a song or step-tap on the spot if anything doesn't take your fancy-it's not like anyone will see you.
CAN I REQUEST MY FAVOURITE TRACK?
Yes! All of our playlists are made of requests from community members. If you have a track you want played, just post on the FB page the weekend prior to the session you’re attending. We try our best to fit in a few requests each week.
HOW DARK IS IT?
It's light enough so that you can see the silhouettes of people around you, but dark enough so that you can't make out their features. In the summer months it will be lighter. We aim for a sweet spot between creating a foolproof judgement-free space, and safety!
IT SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD BE CREEPY. IS IT CREEPY?�
Nope. NLNL is a drug, alcohol and douchebag free zone. While it is dark, NLNL is for dancing on your own, so people dance independently and it's completely non-contact - there isn't any direct physical interaction between people.
DO PEOPLE GO ON THEIR OWN?
Heaps of people do! It’s up to you if you come with mates or not. Regardless, once the music starts everyone finds room on the dance floor to dance independently. Attending alone is totally normal, welcomed and even encouraged!
WHATS WITH NO LYCRA?
When NLNL started in 2009, it was born out of the desire of two rebellious Australian dance students to quit critiquing themselves in the mirror and start dancing for the joy of dancing again. So off came the skin-tight spandex and off went the lights. While the 'No Lights' is a given, wearing lycra is actually totally okay.
SO WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Whatever makes you feel comfortable to dance in - sweat pants, bike shorts, your office attire, or a one-piece full-sequined leotard. The only rule is that you do need to wear clothes and shoes.
DO PEOPLE TALK?
Our sessions are strictly a talk-free zone – this might seem strange to begin with, but it’s pivotal for getting lost in yourself and lost in the music. Besides, the music is loud and people are there to dance, so the most verbal activity that happens is the whooping and cheering between songs.
CAN WE USE OUR PHONES DURING THE SESSION TO SHAZAM/TEXT OUR MATES/INSTAGRAM/CHECK THE TIME?
Nope! No matter how dark or subtle you think you’re being with your phone – it’s really bright, and it disturbs the magic of the darkness for everyone else, so make sure it’s hidden away where we can’t see it. We aim to start on time every week and never go past the allocated time, so you don’t need to check the time. Also, we post the playlists here every week, so no need to Shazam! Use this opportunity to turn it off and shut out the rest of the world – this is time for YOU!
ARE FITBITS OKAY? I WANT TO COUNT MY STEPS!
If you want to use your Fitbit, please ensure that any lights on it are either covered up or disabled. The light they give off is super bright in the dark and distracting to others when lost in the moment. Alternatively, pop it in your pocket or bra for the duration of the session.
WHY WOULD I GO IF I'M NOT A SHY DANCER?
Because the darkness creates a certain kind of magic that forces you to forget about what you or the people around you look like, so that your brain can shut off and your body can move with the beat. Stay for a session and we guarantee by the end you'll be in a dancing zone that you've never been before!
IS IT A BIT OF SCENE? WHO GOES TO THIS THING?
Totally not a scene. There's generally a good mix of ages, genders, bodies, abilities, backgrounds, and dance styles. This is a safe space for everyone, including the LGBTQI community, people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with disabilities (we also honour companion cards). We've had all ages attend. The beauty of the dark is that it doesn't really matter. If you want to be there, then you belong!
WHAT IF I HATE IT?�You won't. But if it turns out that it's not your thing, no worries at all, you're welcome
to leave at any point and no one will notice anyway. 😊
WHAT IF I LOVE IT?�Then you can come every week, for the rest of your life.
 
 
 
 
 

Zumba with Dani

Zumba with Dani
Tuesdays and Thursdays at
Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre
(in the Yirang building)
6:30-7:30pm
$10 per person
For enquiries, contact Dani on 0412242840.

A big thank you to the Rotary Club of Kincumber!

A Massive thank you to the awesome
The Rotary Club of Kincumber
for their very generous donation of a Fridge and Freezer for KNC Food Pantry.
The Fridge and Freezer were greatly needed and will make a huge difference to our food program!
Kincumber Rotary are here at Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre helping in our Food Pantry every week and also help at our Youth Brekky Club.

We cannot thank them enough for all of their support!

OPEN DAY - THIS FRIDAY THE 5TH OF MARCH! PROGRAM

All welcome! We have something for Everyone 🙂
Try a Class or Workshop meet our Staff, Volunteers & Tutors
⭐️ Sound Healing
⭐️ Take a Tour of the new Recording Studio- The Creation Station
⭐️ Learn about and Register for our Youth Music & Recording Project
⭐Seniors Computer Club- Over '50s
⭐️ Namaste Yoga with Nicole
⭐️ InRhythm Dance with Aimie
⭐Zumba with Dani
⭐️ Craft & Connect
⭐️ Boomerang Bags Demonstration
⭐️ Little Music Makers for ages 3 months to 5 years
⭐️ Live Music
⭐️ Wayward Youth Theatre Group
⭐️ Learn about Volunteering Opportunities
PLUS
⭐️ Free Sausage Sizzle- Rotary Club of Kincumber
⭐Bendigo Bank Kincumber Stall
⭐️ Easter Raffle Ray White Saratoga- Kincumber
⭐️ CDAT Stall- Youth Swag Bag Giveaway

* Limited Numbers

Invitation to Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre & Youth Space Open Day!

All welcome! We have something for Everyone 🙂
Try a Class or Workshop meet our Staff, Volunteers & Tutors
⭐️ Sound Healing
⭐️ Take a Tour of the new Recording Studio- The Creation Station
⭐️ Learn about and Register for our Youth Music & Recording Project
⭐️ Namaste Yoga with Nicole
⭐️ InRhythm Dance with Aimie
⭐️ Craft & Connect
⭐️ Boomerang Bags Demonstration
⭐️ Little Music Makers for ages 3 months to 5 years
⭐️ Live Music
⭐️ Wayward Youth Theatre Group
⭐️ Learn about Volunteering Opportunities
PLUS
⭐️ Free Sausage Sizzle- Rotary Club of Kincumber
⭐️ Easter Raffle Ray White Saratoga- Kincumber
⭐️ CDAT Stall- Youth Swag Bag Giveaway

* Limited Numbers