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November 2022
Welcome to the Vollie Hub, formally known as Community News

Vollie Hub is produced each month by the Shire of Gingin to inform volunteer groups of available grants, resources, and upcoming events. Thank you for all you do to make our communities more inclusive, vibrant, healthy and safe.

You are welcome to share this information onwards. 

Happy reading,
Olivia (Community Development Officer) 
Community Event Announcement 
Do you have a community event to promote in the Shire?
If so, please email and we will include it in our Events Calendar on the Shire's website
Fight the Bite campaign
  • In Western Australia, mosquitoes can transmit Ross River virus, Barmah Forest virus, Kunjin virus and the potentially fatal Murray Valley encephalitis virus.
  • There is currently no cure and no vaccine for any mosquito-borne disease acquired in WA.
  • The only way to prevent infection is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.
  • Cover Up – wear long, loose-fitting, light coloured clothing, covering as much of the body as you can.
  • Repel – When outdoors and mosquitoes are present, apply insect repellent containing DEET (diethyltoluamide) or picaridin evenly to exposed skin.
  • Clean Up – simple changes around your home can reduce mosquito breeding. Remove, empty or cover water-holding containers.
Read More Here
Action For Happiness App 

Get daily actions and inspiration on your phone and connect with a like-minded community. 

The app is like having a little personal action coach in your pocket who:

  • Gives you friendly 'nudges' with an action idea each day
  • Sends you inspiring messages to give you a boost
  • Helps you connect & share ideas with like-minded people
Read More Here
Are You Passionate About Promoting Volunteering? 

The Shire has been successful in securing funding from Volunteering WA to create a series of short videos capturing the stories of volunteers from across the Shire. The video will be encouraging people to take up volunteering in local community groups. The Community Services team are looking for individuals who would be comfortable to share their story of how they got into volunteering, the type of activities their group is involved in, and why they would encourage others to take up volunteering.

To find out more or get involved please contact Amy on 9575 5162 or

Australia Day Community Grants
Hosts/organisers of Australia Day events can apply for up to $20,000 to deliver events that use the NADC’s ‘Reflect. Respect. Celebrate. We’re all part of the story’ branding and is inclusive of all Australians.

Applicants that collaborate with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities will be eligible to apply for an additional amount of up to $10,000.

Find out more here
Drug Aware YCulture Regional
Are you aged 12-26 and living in regional WA? Do you want to develop your creative skills and gain experience by running an arts project in your community? Drug Aware YCulture Regional offers grants for arts projects run by young people, for young people, see the link below for further details. Applications close 30 November 2022.
Find out more here
Active Regional Communities Grants
The program aims to increase the opportunities for regional people to participate in sport and active recreation activities in regional Western Australia and is tailored to meet the ever-changing demands and challenges of sport and active recreation groups within the nine diverse regions of the State.

Find out more
Women's Grant for a Stronger Future 
Women’s Grants for a Stronger Future program is funded by the Department of Communities to benefit women in Western Australia.

Projects or programs should address one or more of the following Women’s Grants for a Stronger Future program priority areas:

  • Safety and Justice 
  • Women's Economic Independence
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Women in Leadership
Find out more here.
Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program 
This program provides financial support to assist sport and active recreation organisations to plan, secure and deliver sport and mass participation events in Western Australia.

The Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program is aimed at providing support for organisations to conduct a sport and/or active recreation event that is at a state league (new opportunities to conduct in regional WA only), national or international level or that provides an opportunity for large numbers of the general public to participate without the need to qualify for the event.

Find out more
Community Education Program 
Ansvar's Community Education Program provides grants up to $50,000 for programs supporting Australian youth which fall under two categories: 

1. Empowerment and Education 
Programs within this category must provide opportunities to develop positive values that lead to health lifestyle choices and a positive contribution to our community. 

2. Outreach Programs 
Programs within this category must support youths who are at risk or are already experiencing difficulties (such as dug and/or alcohol abuse) through rehabilitation and/or skills training. 

Find out more
Building Digital Skills 

Building Digital Skills grants help organisations to start up and continue delivering their 'Be Connected' digital literacy programs.

The aim of the Building Digital Skills grants program is to enable organisations to support older Australians 50+ through free face-to-face contact (if safe to do so), either one-on-one or in small groups, to develop their digital skills and confidence, utilising the learning courses available on the Be Connected Learning site. A range of resources and support materials are available to help organisations to deliver this program.

Find out more

Sporting Schools Grant
Sporting Schools offers grant opportunities for primary schools, and targeted grant opportunities for secondary schools in relation to year 7 and 8 students. Grants support the delivery of sport-based programs to help students build the confidence and capability to be active for life. Sport Australia has partnered with more than 35 national sporting organisations (NSOs) to facilitate delivery of Sporting Schools programs.

Read more here
The Power of Volunteering
Volunteering WA provides leadership and support to volunteer-involving organisations throughout the State. Becoming a member gives you access to a broad range of valuable services and benefits for you and your organisation. However, it's more than this... it’s about you, me and many others, recognising the essential contribution of volunteers and volunteering in our communities, as well as our organisations, and working together to lead, advance and celebrate volunteering in WA. 
Become A Member
Read More
Income Tax Exemption and Sporting Clubs

A guide for office bearers and advisers of non-profit clubs for self-assessing if their club is exempt from income tax.

If your not-for-profit (NFP) organisation's turnover if $150,000 or more, you must register for GST. You can choose to register even if your GST turnover is lower than this. 

Generally, organisation's registered for GST will: 
  • remit GST to the ATO for their sales of goods and services
  • claim credits for the GST included in the price of goods and services bought in carrying on its activities
Read more here.
Changes To Your Organisation 

Changes to your not-for-profit (NFP) organisation can affect your tax situation. You must notify us about some changes. 

Follow the links below for information on: 
Introduction to Cyber Security Workshop 

Ensure your organisation stays safe online, protects its personal information and avoids the common pitfalls of cyber threats with this insightful online workshop delivered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) in partnership with Cohesis.

Participants will learn about:

  • the risks and business impacts of cyber attacks
  • real life case studies of cyber attacks which organisations can expect to come across
  • simple risk mitigation strategies
  • the dark web.

Participants will also receive simple cyber security policy templates for their organisations and will be taken through how to implement them effectively.

This workshop will be delivered online via an individual Microsoft Teams link.

Two dates are available to choose from:

1. 6pm to 8pm Tuesday 6 December 2022
2. 6pm to 8pm Wednesday 7 December 2022

You can select your preferred date within the registration form.

Expression of interest registrations close 5pm Tuesday 15 November 2022. See more info here

Webinar: What are accounting standards and why should I care? 

This 30-minute webinar will help participants to understand the accounting standards and where change may be the most valuable.

Key details:
Time: 12 noon to 12.30pm AEDT
Date: Tuesday 8 November
Location: Online
Cost: Free

Register Here
Webinar: Your responsibilities in financial reporting - Opportunities for positive change

This one-hour webinar has been designed to ensure that the sector’s voice is heard to ensure a workable, efficient and effective set of standards are adopted. The session will serve as a launching point for subsequent roundtables where the sector can voice thoughts, questions and concerns.

Key details:

Time: 12 noon to 1pm AEDT 
Date: Tuesday 15 November
Location: Online
Cost: Free

Register Here
Olivia Forbes
Community Development Officer

Direct Tel: (08) 9575 5176
Shana Derench
Community Events & Services Officer

Direct Tel: (08) 9575 5139
Grant Directories 
 WA Grants Directory
Australian Government Grant Connect
Community Directory
Gingin CRC Online Directory
Lancelin CRC Online Directory 
Shire Local Organisations, Clubs & Facilities Online Directory 
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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