Welcome to our Newsletter for JANUARY 2022
This Community Newsletter provides information on:
  • Grants; 
  • Resources;   
  • Best practice; and 
  • Community and Club Events. 
Its purpose is to inform and unify our communities to become inclusive, vibrant, and healthy, and provide information on available grants, local community and club events. You are welcome to share this information onwards. 
In this Issue
Welcome to 2022, hope you all had a safe and happy Christmas & New Year. 
Did You Know?
7NEWS Young Achiever Awards WA
Do you know a young achiever in your community and want to recognise them? Entries for the Young Achiever Award WA are now open and have been extended to Monday 31st January 2022. Click here to enter a nominee, it will only take you 2 minutes and it may change their life! 
The Western Australian Premier's Book Awards
The awards support, develop and recognise excellence in Western Australian writing. These Awards are made available by the Western Australian Government and are managed by the State Library of Western Australia. See below for more details. Entries close on Friday 21 January 2022 at 5pm (WST). There are three categories, to read more about this and enter click here

The National Young Leaders Day
Perth Convention Exhibition Centre - 4th March 2022.
Once in a lifetime experience for students to meet their heroes and role models. The National Young Leaders Day is Australia's largest gathering of young leaders and it is an annual event on the calendar of thousands of schools. It provides a unique opportunity for students to gather at world-class event venues to hear some of Australia’s most high profile people share insights from their own leadership journey.  Register here.

For generations of Australians, Clean Up Australia Day remains one of the most iconic environmental events in the Australian calendar.

The huge uptake in single use items including face masks and coffee cups, as well as the spike in online shopping and home deliveries and the associated packaging waste means Clean up Australia's mission remains critical. The urgency to clean up and conserve the environment has never been more important.

From the tip of the Top End, to the rainforests of Tassie, from Albany to Yungaburra, we’ll again be supporting and celebrating the hundreds of thousands of Aussies who will Step Up to Clean Up. For more information or to register a clean up site visit the websire
 LANCELIN COVID 19 Immunization Clinic JANUARY 2022 

13/01/2022     Thursday   11.00am – 6pm
14/01/2022      Friday   8.30am  -2.30pm

Location: Miragliotta St, Lancelin WA 6044  Lancelin Community Hall
Walk in or book online at VaccinateWA
Tips & Resources
Summer School Holidays at the Western Australian Museum
Join in on the school holiday fun! With specially curated school holiday programming, there's a wide range of events where kids can express creativity, learn and explore. Head to for the full list of programs and to book.

Family Access Services
At Family Access Services, they take pride in delivering a comprehensive service that sets families and individuals up for success and reflects best practice within the sector.
Their professional, experienced team provide:
  • respite care for foster carers;
  • supervised child access;
  • change-over service;
  • child transport service;
  • NDIS support services; and
  • specialised family access services tailored to your specific requirement

Eventbrite Holiday Activities 
Struggling to keep the kids entertained these holidays? Why not visit Eventbrite to search activities available around Perth and surrounding areas. 


The Ultimate Room-by-Room Spring Cleaning Checklist
Breathe new life into your home with this complete step by step guide on a deep clean that will leave your house shining from the inside out.
Want To Receive Harvest and Vehicle Ban Notifications?
To receive Harvest/Vehicle movement ban notifications via an SMS, please email with your name and number. 

State Library free e-resources
Bestselling ebooks and e-audiobooks are now available from BorrowBox.

BorrowBox enables library members to borrow, download and enjoy ebooks and e-audiobooks for limited periods through digital loans.

Designed and powered by Bolinda Digital, BorrowBox is available now from the App Store and Google Play - install it on all your mobile devices for free.   


Stable Fly Outbreak 
The Stable Fly Action Group (SFAG) is experiencing one of its worst outbreaks in years and they need your help to locate the source. Please report any stable fly activity via their website, this will allow the authorities to cross reference all the reported locations to track down the breeding location.


Community Directory
Gingin CRC Online Directory
Lancelin CRC Online Directory 

Grants & Opportunities
Blue Carbon Ecosystem Restoration Grants

The objective of the grants is to implement various on-ground ecosystem restoration activities, and demonstrate how these lead to measured climate, biodiversity and livelihood benefits.

The grants will fund on-ground implementation of at least 4 blue carbon ecosystem restoration projects in Australia. The projects will be chosen to represent a variety of blue carbon ecosystem types and socio-economic settings and serve as demonstration of the outcomes achievable for climate, biodiversity and livelihoods. Applications close 15 February 2022, click here to further information and to apply. 


Australian Sports Foundation - Active Kids Grant 

Your clubs can get the equipment and uniforms they need to get back in the game for 2022. Applications must be submitted online via the Australian Sports Foundations site by 24 January 2022, click here for further and to apply. 

Arts Impact WA Grants

Supports courageous and talented West Australian artists and arts organisations to realise ambitious and unique projects that benefit the local community. Applications close 7 February 2022, click here for further information and to apply. 

The Seedling Bank Grants 

Funding the supply of native seedlings to schools and community groups around Australia.

Since 1996, National Tree Day has seen Australian communities plant almost 26 million trees. The Seedling Bank aims to further support these dedicated volunteers with their planting efforts by providing financial support where seedlings are needed most. Click here for further information and to apply. 

Grants Directories
WA Grants Directory
Australian Government GrantConnect


COVID-19 Youth Recovery Grants 

This grant aims to support community initiatives that assist young people during the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding of up to $5,000 is available for one-off activities or initiatives with a duration of up to six months involving one or more partners and that contribute to the achievement of program objectives. Funding of up to $10,000 is available for longer term (over six months), community-wide strategic initiatives involving a wide range of partners and that contribute to the achievement of the program objectives. Applications close 21 January 2022, click here for further information and to apply. 

Building Better Regions Fund-Community Investments Stream 

For Round 6 a total of $250 million is available.

The Community Investments Stream will fund new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. Infrastructure projects are not eligible under the Community Investments Stream. Applications close 10 February 2022, click here for further information and to apply. 

Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) Program

This grant aims to support community cultural, heritage and arts organisations in regional Australia as they recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

The CHART program promotes participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture through developing and supporting cultural expression and sharing stories of community and historical significance. Community-run arts and cultural organisations – including community museums, galleries, and historical societies – will benefit from CHART program funding. The program will support these organisations to continue to offer appealing cultural tourism experiences to visitors, which in turn will enhance local expenditure. Click here for further information and to apply. 

Not For Profit Law
New to a board or committee? An introduction to your role
The Not-For-Profit Law fact sheet on the role of board or committee of management members has been prepared to help new board members understand their roles, so they can contribute effectively to the successful running of their organisation from day one. 
Help for your not-for-profit - Find out about the tools and services to have to help you manage your not-for-profit's tax and super affairs.
Working With Children Checks 
As a current WWC Card holder you have responsibilities and obligations under the Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004. Click here to familiarise yourself with them. 

Olivia Forbes
Community Development Officer
Direct Tel: (08) 9575 5176
Amy Gibbs
Community Events & Services Officer
Direct Tel: (08) 9575 5162
Disclaimer - The Shire of Gingin does not endorse any other website and the information contained herein is not intended to be a source of advice or credit analysis with respect to the material presented and the information and/or documents contained in this newsletter do not constitute investment advice. 
In relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the information contained in this publication is generic and should not replace professional advice concerning individual circumstances. The pandemic continues to evolve rapidly and the accuracy of the information contained in this newsletter cannot be guaranteed should the situation have changed following the date of issue for this newsletter.
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