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The Cromehurst Foundation is a registered charity established to support the Cromehurst Cottage and to provide funding for Cromehurst Special School.

Over 20 years ago, the parents and principal at Cromehurst School decided that, to gain their maximum level of independence, each student needed to acquire "living skills".


For many families the pace of ordinary life leaves little time to provide the intensive one to one training necessary to develop this skills. To fill that gap, the Advanced Living Skills program was established at Cromehurst Cottage.


Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre (KNC) is a non-profit organisation that provides support and services to residents in the Ku-ring-gai area.  KNC is located at St Ives Shopping Village and has been providing information and support services since 1979.


 "How may I help?" are likely to be the most frequently uttered words you will hear if you visit. KNC is a Community Centre and Information Hub and provides a range of services to the local community including public-use computers, facilities to print, copy, scan, fax, email, laminate, book recycling and a Justice of the Peace available Monday-Friday.

KNC is a leading provider of aged care services that assist individuals to remain living independently and offers a Wellness Program to support them to thrive. KNC supports people with disabilities, and their families, navigate the health, social care systems and access the services they require.


KNC supports Dementia cafes, offers a Dementia Advisory Service, and wellness activities for isolated, and senior citizens in our community. KNC supports people from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, migrants, refugees, families. Helping people remain connected to our community.

Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbours, friends, leaders and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves. It is in 168 countries and has more than 35,000 clubs.

The Rotary Club of St Ives supports our local community through:


Youth Programs:                 

  • Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment 

  • Model United Nations Assembly

  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

  • National Youth Science Forum

  • Ku-ring-gai Youth Hub       


Community Projects:

  • Christmas Tree of Joy

  • Bobbin Head Cycle Classic,

  • Clean Up St Ives

  • BEDES Community Garden

  • Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's shelter.                                                                                                                

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