Artwork by local indigenous artists marking BWNG's 30th Anniversary in 2019.
Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Group Inc. (BWNG) is a non-profit, locally-focused Public Benevolent Society formed in 1989 that provides a variety of essential community services to the people of Gloucester and surrounds.
Our area of service spans from Limeburners Creek in the south to Krambach in the East and includes the communities of Gloucester, Barrington, Stratford, Craven, Wards River, Stroud Road, Stroud, Booral and Allworth.
BWNG receives some government funding but relies heavily on grants and donations to be able to maintain our extensive and diverse services.
Over the last 31 years, we have grown and evolved, becoming one of the largest employers in Gloucester, and the only local-based provider of many essential services. Our team currently consists of 30 volunteers and 48 employees.
A seven member volunteer Board of Management voted in at the annual general meeting by the members of the organisation governs BWNG.
The Safety Net and Community Connections programmes, aging and disability services, training, health transport service and all logistical aspects of the organisation operate within BWNG’s premises at 88 King Street, Gloucester, NSW
BWNG enjoys many partnerships with likeminded organisations and services such as Legal Aid NSW, Financial Counselling Australia.
BWNG has diversified our training services incorporates a social venture known as Bluey the Mobile Coffee Cart. This initiative provides employment, experience and certified training to local job seekers as well as a soft entry point to our services, through which vulnerable community members can connect with, and build confidence in our services
We receive funding for our diverse projects from the Ageing, Disability & Home Care, Community Services and the Australian Government for various projects and acknowledges their contribution for the services and programs BWNG Inc provides.
We also rely heavily on the generosity of donors to fill the gaps in the services available to our community.
We provide essential services to the communities of Gloucester, Barrington, Stroud and surrounding towns and villages in the MidCoast local government area of New South Wales.
We operate from our central administrative building, located at 88 King Street, Gloucester NSW 2422
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We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land from the Worimi and Biripi Country
and pay our respects to Elders past, present & future.
(Artwork: 'Home' by a team of local Indigenous Artists)