The Community Development Newsletter will provide additional information on:
  • Grants
  • Resources  
  • Best practice 
  • Community and Club Events
Its purpose is to inform and unify our communities in becoming inclusive, vibrant and healthy. You are welcome to share this information.

  • Media Release
  • Whats New
  • Tips
  • Have Your Say
  • Grants and Opportunities 
  • Corporate Volunteering
  • Not For Profit Law
  • Resources
  • September Events
**Please note: The Shire of Gingin Community Development Officer Helen Sutherland's mobile number has changed to 0419 604 101

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Media Release: Community Resource Centres Saved
Linkwest and the Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) welcomes the announcement today that funding for the Community Resource Centres (CRCs) will continue at the full $13 million per year. CRCs are not-for-profit organisations that are independently owned and operated by their local communities, which provide access to a range of services and activities in regional and remote areas of WA. Community Resource Centres are an extraordinary example of grassroots, place-based, community-run assets that build a more resilient and engaged community. They are playing a vital role in combating digital exclusion in regional areas, supporting people access services online that they would otherwise have to travel great distances at considerable expense to use.

Have you got some QUESTIONS? or just need INFORMATION? on: 
  • GRANTS - Types, Applications, Tips
  • LIQUOR LICENCES - What to apply for, Time frames, New Club legislation
  • INSURANCE - Types of Policies, Cover required 
As part of the Shire of Gingin Planning For Action Workshop Series, free information sessions will be provided in the Lower Coastal (Woodridge) and Central (Gingin) area to provide ANSWERS and MORE.
When: Tuesday 9 October  2018
Where: Granville Hall Gingin 10am-12 Noon Gingin
Where: Woodridge Community Hall 2pm-4pm Woodridge  (repeated session)
Who: Key Organisation Speakers:  
Grants : Shire of Gingin, Lotterywest, Bendigo Bank and Department of Sport and Recreation 
Insurance: Manager Member Services Lgis Insurance
Liquor Licences: Liquor Licensing and Gaming Inspector
Contact: Please contact Helen Sutherland or call 0419 604 101 to register your attendance at an information session. 

Additional Information: 
  • Two information sessions will run at the same time. (1. Funding  and  2. Insurance and Liquor Licences) 
  • All speaker presentations will be concluded within a one hour time slot with additional time (30 minutes) provided for further group questions.
  • One to one consultations for 15 minutes are also available subject to prior booking. 
  • A free bus service is available for Upper Coastal communities to attend the Lower Coastal Information session. Prior bus booking required.
Please Note: The Upper Coastal area will host an information session early 2019; the date pending Lotterywest's travel commitments. 


Congratulations to the Sovereign Hill Community Association Committee
This Committee have 3 outstanding volunteers undertaking tasks associated with the Secretary's role. Sharing a generic email address this role has been split into - 
  • Secretarial work
  • Publicity functions
  • Shire Liaison Officer and Grants person
Smart thinking for a progressive community. Thank you Kerry Jones, Dianne Millar and June Cruikshank   for your collaborative efforts in volunteering your precious time and skills to support your community. 

Good governance is vital to creating a safe, fair and inclusive club. In this link you can get practical tips on good governance including getting organised, being on a board and running an AGM.
9 Ways to Make it Easier To Run Your Club
Top 5 Ways to get your Club into the Media
One of the greatest unknowns for many new committee members is how do they get the stories about their club out there. Here are five ways to get your club into the local media outlets. 
1.    Build relationships with local media and stay in touch
2.    Invite the media to your events
3.    Mayors & Councillors and dignitaries love the media
4.    Don't just tell sports stories
5.    Share high-quality content on social media, to catch the eye of traditional local media!
Learn the power of a great communication strategy here
10 Lessons that Clubs can learn from business

Have Your Thought About Women?
Women make up 51% of the population and hold the purchasing power in 72% of households. Yet most sporting codes do not actively encourage female participation, marketing messages do not speak to women and future leagues are in their infancy. As women begin to take centre stage in typically male dominated arena now is the time to focus on the issues that will shape its future.
Do You Successfully Engage with Men?
The article Beyond Blue: Men's Social Connectedness delves into the problems men face in maintaining social connectedness throughout their middle years, and the tools that may assist them to develop stronger ties. This article, presents key findings on men's barriers to social connectedness and presents suggested intervention programs and tools. Here are some simple changes that can be made to encourage more father attendance, and leads to further resources.

Fundraising? Why not try signature engraving! Find out more by viewing this 60 second video.

Balancing active time and screen time 
11 strategies to get away from the screen and sharing a little more time together.

Improving Sleep to Promote Health Brain Ageing - Your Sleep Study
The Sleep Study, a collaboration between ECU and UWA, is looking for participants aged 60 and over who are 'poor sleepers' to help investigate whether improving sleep can promote healthy brain ageing.
Volunteers will undergo a course of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to improve their sleep. Participants will be examined to elucidate the extent to which improved sleep contributes to better memory, thinking, and markers of brain health. For more information about the Sleep Study, or for information on how to get involved, please contact Research Assistant Manuela Laws: or 6457 0264.

#YouCanTalk about suicide … and save lives
In an Australian first, leading mental health and suicide prevention organisations are joining forces to support the general public to talk openly about suicide with their friends and family in a bid to save more lives.It is an unprecedented national campaign giving people the confidence and tools to ask direct questions about suicide if they observe signs family or friends are not themselves or appear deeply troubled. Learn more. 
Bushfire Research
A group of fourth year Curtin University psychology students are researching bushfire preparation in Australia. They are interested in understanding whether certain factors make Australians living in bushfire prone areas more prepared for bushfires. Participating in the survey can help contribute to bushfire education and preparation.
Who can participate?
One household member aged 18 and above living in a bushfire prone area.
Not sure if you live in a bushfire prone area in WA? Find out here.
What do you have to do?
Complete a 15 minute survey at your convenience, and you'll have the opportunity to go into a draw to win one of five Coles Myer gift vouchers.
Complete the survey here
Review Of Overseas Driver’s Licence
The Department of Transport (DoT) is reviewing some of the laws and requirements for driving in WA with an overseas driver’s licence and would like to hear from you on the proposed changes. 
Recommendations include considering an amendment to the Road Traffic (Authorisation to Drive) Regulation 2014 to provide the following:
•    a licence issued under a foreign law becomes invalid three months after the holder first arrives in WA 
•    a practical driving assessment failure automatically cancels a foreign or interstate licence.
If you wish to provide feedback, please complete the DoT survey by 5.00pm Sunday 30 September 2018.
More information is available on the DoT website

Please Note: Any proposed infrastructure projects (whether that be new infrastructure or in relation to existing infrastructure AND is owned, will be owned and/or on the Shire of Gingin land) need to complete and return a ‘Project Enquiry’ for the Shire of Gingin to review and consider before funding is applied for.  Project Enquiry Template

Grant Newsletter
Grants Available Throughout WA
Grants Calendar
WA Grants Directory
Commonwealth Government Grants Directory
Additional Grants Table
Grant Connect - A Current Grant Opportunity List which contains all current Grant Opportunities (GOs) open for application. GOs are sorted by default with those closing soonest at the top, and those that are ongoing at the end of the list.

Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Closes 14 September 2018

Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme  Closes 14 September 2018
Supports talented country athletes aged 13 to 21 years to progress along their sport's development pathway. Eligible events with start dates from 15 May 2018 to 15 December 2018. Please direct enquiries to Sport and Recreation, Wheatbelt office on 9690 2400 or  or contact the dedicated ATSS enquiry email:   

Volunteer Grants Closes 18 September 2018

Active Australia Innovation Challenge Closes 23 September 2018
The Heart Foundation and Department of Health invite organisations and community groups to raise awareness of the benefits of physical activity and develop and implement innovative ideas to encourage physical activity in a chosen community. 

Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) Closes 26 September 2018
Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities  in rural Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer. Grant Enquiries: 1800 170 020 or email

Commonwealth Bank Teacher Awards Closes 27 September 2018
The Awards are open to all registered teachers and school leaders currently working in any Australian school.

Try, Test and Learn Fund Closes 28 September 2018
This grant is available for small scale trials of new or innovative approaches to support people at risk of long term welfare dependence. 

Community Grants Program - Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI)
Provides funding to empower culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities in Western Australia to design, deliver and partner on projects that address their needs. The CGP supports CaLD community-led activities that:
•celebrate and promote Western Australia's cultural diversity
•build the capacity of individuals, families and communities to contribute to the civic and economic life of the State
•improve the accessibility and effectiveness of services. 
Applicants should seek advice from an OMI Engagement Officer on time frames for application submission based on the stage of development of the project. Contact or phone (08) 6552 1676. 

Safer Communities Fund - Infrastructure Grants Closes 25 September 2018

The Safer Communities Fund provides grants for local crime prevention and security infrastructure activities and to protect community organisations that may be facing security risks associated with racial and / or religious intolerance.
Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) Closes 26 September 2018
Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities  in rural Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer. Grant Enquiries: 1800 170 020 or email
St.George Foundation Closes 28 September 2018
Focuses on helping smaller community organisations that work to provide a brighter future for socially, economically or physically disadvantaged children.

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) Annual Grant  Closes 28 September
Financial assistance to community groups to develop basic infrastructure for sport and recreation. The program aims to increase participation in sport and recreation, with an emphasis on physical activity, through rational development of sustainable, good quality, well-designed and well-utilised facilities. Examples of annual projects include:

Upgrades to clubrooms/pavilions
Large floodlighting project
Court or bowling green construction
Reticulation system for a grassed playing field.
Maximum grants for annual grants may increase to 50% funding if a development bonus is approved.
Mazda Foundation Grant Program  Closes 30 September 2018
This round's funding focus is on children with physical &/or mental disabilities and elderly people suffering mental disabilities. (Undisclosed funding amount) 
Community Garden Grants  Closes 4 October 2018
Stronger Communities Program Closes 18 October 2018 
AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Closes 31 October 2018
Acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses and communities. The Award provides a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities.
Local Sporting Champions  Closes 31 October 2018
Financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.If successful, applicants will receive $500-$750 towards the cost of attending their championships.
Healthway Scholarships  Closes 16 November 2018
The Australian Health Promotion Association (WA Branch) in collaboration with Healthway is offering four scholarships during 2019. Apply now for a graduate, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, regional or any category scholarship.
Veteran & Community Grants Funding Closes 30 November 2018
Country Arts WA - Quick Response Grant  Closes 7 December
Quick Response Grants assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to take up professional or skills development or small project opportunities that would otherwise be limited by the constraints of other funding programs. 
Individual – up to $2,000. This funding provides support for individual artists and arts workers in regional Western Australia.
Community – up to $4,000. This funding provides support for small-scale arts development initiatives for organisations in regional Western Australia. Please contact Hannah Chambers, 1800 811 883 (regional freecall)/ 9200 6200 or email
Youth Engagement Grants Program  Closes 31 December 2018
Up to $10,000 available for community service organisations to implement projects that engage young people 10–18 years in creative ways and help achieve positive outcomes. 
Regional Community Child Care Development Fund  Closes 31 December 2018
Youth Grants  Closes 31 December 2018
Available to community service organisations to implement projects that engage young people (10–18 years old) in creative ways and help achieve positive outcomes. Funding of up to $5,000 is available for one-off activities and up to $10,000 for longer term (over six months), community-wide strategic initiatives. 

Jetstar Flying Start Round 1 Closes 30 September /Round 2 Opens 1 October 2018 and Closes March 2019
For community groups and organisations to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community. 

Sisters of Charity Foundation Grants 
Financial assistance up to $10,000 for community initiatives that will benefit poor and marginalised people. There are two grant rounds each year. Applications must arrive at the Foundation on either 31 March or 30 September.

Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions
Provides organisations with grants of between $1,000 to $20,000 to sponsor eligible students to participate in conferences, competitions and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related events.Open until funding expended.

Grants for organisations to provide support for seniors online
The Liberal Government is providing grants of up to $50,000 to local organisations to deliver free digital skills training to people over 50 as part of the Be Connected program. By joining the Be Connected Network, organisations can help seniors to maintain their independence and keep connected with family and friends. Participants in the program get free, personalised face-to-face coaching and access to interactive tutorials and resources. For more information about Be Connected or to join the network, call 1300 795 897.

Healthway Sponsorship Programs  Closing dates varied

CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING  - An Invitation From Volunteering WA.
We still have lots of teams of corporate volunteers who would like to volunteer in September, October and November this year! If you think you have a suitable project and are in need of support from a team of volunteers or would like to find out more, please get in touch with the Corporate Team at

Christmas Volunteering Opportunities
Believe it or not the busy Christmas period will soon be upon us and each year the Corporate Team get lots of enquiries from Perth businesses, looking for Christmas volunteering opportunities for their staff. Volunteers are keen to support all sorts of activities including assisting with client Christmas parties, Christmas appeals, gift wrapping activities and op shop monster sales, supporting community organisations with outings for their residents and clients, and so on. If your organisation is planning any events or activities this festive season that a team of corporate volunteers could help with please let us know. All corporate volunteering enquiries can be directed to or by calling 9482 4310.

WA Associations Should Update Rules At Next AGM
The deadline for Western Australian incorporated associations and clubs to update their rules to meet the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 requirements is 30 June 2019. Consumer Protection WA has recommended that committees aim to have the proposed changes to their rules ready for members to vote on at the association's next annual general meeting (AGM), with most organisations due to have their annual AGMs by the end of November this year. Consumer Protection WA has published a range of online resources to help associations make the transition. 

Additional Support Resources: 

Liquor Control Bill - Update 
The government is still working on regulations regarding clubs, which is expected to take effect by the end of September 2018.  This includes the visitor provisions as well as licensed full or restricted clubs no longer having to provide Racing, Gaming and Liquor (RGL) with a copy of the club constitution for pre-approval, before going to members. However, until this time, the existing requirements of Section 48 of the Act will still be in place. Therefore, if your club requires amendments to your constitution for a general meeting prior to the legislation changes taking effect, then prior approval of the Director of Liquor Licensing must be sought.  

The government has advised that the changes to legislation for clubs will be part of Phase 2 of the Liquor Control Amendment Act.  Phase 1 is now in place. Licensed clubs should be aware of one minor change to the Act under Phase 1. The new change will now allow members, with or without a meal, to have 30 minutes, outside of permitted hours, to finish their drink and/or take packaged liquor out of the club.  Please remember:
  • No sale or supply of liquor is allowed outside of your permitted hours.
  • Members are not permitted to purchase anything after “closing hours”.
  • Members cannot,when the grace period ends, then ask for takeaway alcohol.
  • The following conditions must be maintained:  
    • Prior to end of permitted hours:
      • Sale permitted for consumption on the premises; and
      • Sale permitted for packaged liquor to be removed from the premises.
    • Up to 30-minutes after permitted hours:
      • No sale permitted for consumption on premises or for packaged liquor;
      • Patrons may finish their drinks that they purchased during permitted hours; and
      • Members can remove from the premises any packaged liquor purchased during permitted hours.
    • From 30-minutes after permitted hours: 
      • No opened containers of liquor are permitted in the licensed premises; and
      • No packaged liquor can be removed from the licensed premises.
To view the changes and for more information.

Is Your Club Complying with its Liquor License?
Many clubs have a liquor licence, and for most clubs the revenue generated from the sale of liquor is crucial. Obtaining a liquor licence is a valuable asset and worthy of protection. The Director of Liquor Licensing has published a self assessment checklist dealing with key aspects of compliance, to assist clubs to determine whether they are complying with their key obligations under the Liquor Control Act 1988 (WA).  Clubs should be mindful that the checklist is not exhaustive of all responsibilities and obligations under the liquor laws. 

Raffles, trade promotion lotteries and games of chance
Raffles, trade promotion lotteries and games of chance can be used as fundraising tools. They are often highly regulated and may require your organisation to obtain a permit and comply with numerous conditions. To help organisations decide whether it's worthwhile holding a raffle, check out these Raffle resources for organisations in Western Australia.  
Organisations running trade promotions need to consider key issues including where the promotion is running, if they need a permit and the terms and conditions. To help organisations with these considerations, check out these Trade promotions resources for Western Australia. 
In WA What Are Your Organisations Legal Requirements? 
It Is The Djilba Season
- the season of conception for Nyoongar communities.
Djilba is a transitional time of the year, with some very cold and clear days combining with warmer, rainy and windy days mixing with the occasional sunny day or two. As the days start to warm up, we see and hear the first of the newborns.Their proud parents can be seen providing them food, guiding them through foraging and protecting them from bigger animals, including people!


Know Injury – Violence Resource Kit

Support For Farmers
This website has been designed by Australian farmers to help other Australian farmers cope effectively with life’s challenges and get the most out of every day. It does this by sharing practical ways of coping with difficult circumstances, thoughts and feelings (especially worries about things one can’t control). It also helps to work out where it is most useful for farmers to focus their attention and energy.

Secrets To A Successful Meeting

First Aid Officer
The First Aid Officer is responsible for the coordination of Club First Aid services and maintenance of equipment. Their responsibilities include: 
•    Care and maintenance of equipment
•    Ensuring the correct use of equipment
•    Ensuring equipment is serviced when required 
•    Represent the club at specific meetings related to first aid matters
Click here for more positions descriptions

Sport Australia
The Australian Sports Commission has changed it's name to Sport Australia and has a National Sports Plan. The Plan sets a clear vision for Australian sport in 2030 that "Australia is the world's most active, healthy sporting nation, known for its integrity and excellence". The priorities are:
•Build a more active Australia — More Australians, more active, more often;
•Achieving sporting excellence — National pride, inspiration and motivation through international sporting success;
•Safeguarding the integrity of sport — A fair, safe and strong sport sector free from corruption; and
•Strengthening Australia’s sport industry — A thriving Australian sport and recreation industry.

Bad Call - The Best Way To Respond. - Side Line Advice for Spectators
There is an increasing need to remind spectators that sport is meant to be fun for kids. Bad calls happen, but how we react to those calls on the sideline is what makes or breaks the atmosphere at a game.It's always important to remember that most referees in grassroots sports are young adults and volunteers - they're human. They're going to make mistakes. They have feelings. So let's work together to show respect and help foster the next generation of confident, happy officials.

Safe, Fair and Inclusive Sport Case Studies
Case studies featuring clubs and associations that have taken action on safe, fair and inclusive sport. What did they do? Why did they do it and how do they know it worked?

Pregnant? Questions? Contact Martha....
Martha Simpson - Community Midwife Moora Primary Health WA Country Health Service Wheatbelt
Ph- 0896510270 / Mob- 0429946659 / Email – Martha works Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays and sees people across the West Wheatbelt. Pregnant women can be in touch with her directly to discuss the service she can offer. 

Handling Food for Your Community Group?
The Shire of Gingin, in conjunction with Environmental Health Australia, is pleased to offer a free on-line training tool - I'M ALERT - designed to educate food businesses and anyone dealing with food hygiene. For more information about the I'M ALERT Food Safety Training initiative please click here. To complete the free on-line training course please go to the link below and follow the prompts:

Subscribe to the Wheatbelt Community Alcohol and Drug Service Newsletter publication to receive the latest and greatest information on Wheatbelt support services, information and directories. 

Love To Dance?
Where: Redfield Park Community Centre
When: Alternate Wednesdays 2:30 - 3:30 starting September 5
What: In the first session I can teach the Chilli Cha Cha.
Contact: Chesson 0484741252
Yanchep Campground 
Visitors can now use hardstand sites, grass sites, a group camping site, and barbeque shelter and ablution facilities.

EVENT CALENDAR - Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural (DLGSC) 
For more information on learning and development opportunities for coaches, officials, administrators, board members and committee members of State Sporting Associations, Peak Recreation Organisations and clubs. 

The Gingin Shire uses its website and Facebook page to promote local sporting groups and community events for free. If your group is having a fundraiser or event which is open to community members, drop them a line on 9575 5138 to assist with your promotion. The Shire covers Gingin to the coast and from Lancelin to Woodridge.
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Helen Sutherland
Community Development Officer
Mobile: 0419 604 101
Direct Tel: 9575 5162
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Cher Groves
Community Services and Events Officer
Mobile: 0429 951 131
Direct Tel: 9575 5138
7 Brockman Street (PO Box 510)
Gingin WA 6503
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