Local Government Grants 2011/12

AThe main aim of our Alive & Well grants program is to encourage local councils to develop and implement specific initiatives that help reduce the impact of cancer in their community. The program also enhances opportunities for Cancer Council to work more closely with particular councils on healthy initiatives.

In February 2011, about forty councils applied to Cancer Council for a funding grant to undertake an Alive & Well initiative. Seven councils were selected based on the innovation and impact their initiatives will make to cancer prevention and/or support. The chosen initiatives will show-case the range of approaches councils can take to foster healthier communities.

Alive & Well initiatives funded by Cancer Council – 2011/12

Auburn City Council
Awarded a $13,002 grant to undertake an initiative focused on reducing tobacco-related harm across the community, with a particular focus on culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including Chinese and Arabic speaking communities. The initiative includes implementing a smoke-free policy, quit smoking workshops and community worker training.

Bombala Council
Awarded a $6,180 grant to undertake an initiative focused on supporting healthy eating and active living across the community. The initiative includes setting up a community garden, installing a sun shelter and holding a healthy community event.

Hawkesbury City Council
Awarded a $20,000 grant to undertake an initiative focused on improving access to health services by expanding Peppercorn Community Transport. The initiative includes developing a volunteer driver program that will increase community transport services to help cancer patients better access treatment.

Kiama Municipal Council
Awarded a $14,000 grant to undertake an initiative focussed on improving sun protection across the community. The initiative includes education and awareness raising activities about skin cancer prevention, with a particular focus on council employees, community gardeners and sporting clubs.

Lake Macquarie City Council
Awarded a $5,000 grant to undertake an initiative focused on supporting healthy eating and active living across the community. The initiative includes physical activity and healthy eating activities for people who may experience disadvantage in the community, including families from a low socio-economic background and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Newcastle City Council
Awarded a $17,028 grant to undertake an initiative focussed on improving sun protection across the community. The initiative includes a range of activities at pools and beaches that will promote the sun safe message to young people, with an emphasis on 12-18 year olds. Activities will include live music events, the Cancer Council’s Sun Sound, promotional materials, and a video project with members from CANTEEN (a group for young people living with cancer).

Walgett Shire Council
Awarded a $19,155 grant to undertake an initiative focussed on improving access to healthy food choices across the community. The initiative will include a food audit in four communities to identify current healthy food availability, followed by an engagement program with food businesses to encourage them to offer healthier food options.

More information
Local Government Strategy Officer, phone 02 9334 1891 or localgovernment@nswcc.org.au

Instructions for downloading and reading EPUB files

Apple devices

The iBooks application must be installed on your Apple device before you can read the EPUB.
Different ways to download an EPUB file to your Apple device:

  • email EPUB files to yourself and transfer the attachment to iBooks.
  • copy EPUB files into DropBox (or a similar service) and use the DropBox app to send them to iBooks.
  • open EPUB files directly from Mobile Safari and open them in iBooks, where they are saved automatically by downloading the EPUB from the website.

Need more help? Visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4059

Kobo

To download an EPUB file to your Kobo from a Windows computer:

  • download and save the EPUB directly onto your desktop.
  • connect your Kobo to your computer using the USB cable and tap “Connect” on your eReader.
  • select “Open folder to view files” to view the contents of your Kobo.
  • navigate to where you have stored your EPUB file in “Finder”, in documents or downloads, and drag and drop it into the Kobo window. You can now disconnect your Kobo to read the eBook.

To download an EPUB to your Kobo from a Mac:

  • download and save the EPUB directly onto your desktop.
  • connect your Kobo to your computer using the USB cable and tap “Connect” on your eReader.
  • open your “Finder” application.
  • select “Kobo eReader” from the listed devices to view the contents of your Kobo.
  • navigate to where you have stored your EPUB file in “Finder”, probably in documents or downloads, and drag and drop it into the Kobo window. You can now disconnect your Kobo to read the eBook.

Turn on your Kobo and your EPUB will be located in “eBooks”, while a PDF will be located in “Documents”.
Need more information? Visit: http://www.kobo.com/help/koboaura/response/?id=3784&type=3

Sony Reader

To download an EPUB file on your Sony Reader™:

  • ensure you have already installed the Reader™ Library for PC/Mac software
  • select the eBook you want from our website and click the link to download it.
  • connect the Reader™ to your computer.
  • open the Reader™ Library software and click “Library” in the left-hand pane and select the eBook to view it.

Need more help? Visit: https://au.readerstore.sony.com/apps_and_devices/

Amazon Kindle 2nd Generation devices

EPUB files can’t be read on the Amazon Kindle™. However, like most eReaders, Kindle™ 2nd Generation devices are able to display PDFs. We recommend that you download the PDF version of this booklet if you would like to read it on a Kindle™.
To transfer a PDF to your Kindle™ via USB cable from your computer or Mac:

  • download the PDF directly onto your computer.
  • connect the USB cable to your computer’s USB port, and the micro USB end of the cable to your Kindle™. Note: the Kindle™ won’t be available as a reading device while it is connected to your computer until it has been disconnected.
  • open the Kindle™ drive and several folders will appear inside. The “Documents” folder is where you will need to copy or drag the PDF to.
  • safely eject your Kindle™ from your computer and unplug the USB cable. Your content will appear on the Home Screen.

Kindle also provides a Kindle Personal Documents Service that allows users to send documents as an attachment directly to your eReader. For more information on this service, visit http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=help_search_1-1?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200767340&qid=1395967989&sr=1-1
For more information on accessing a PDF on your Kindle™, visit www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle, log in to your account and click on Personal Document Settings.
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