Welcome to our Newsletter for May 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
Did You Know?
If you missed out on signing the 150th Anniversary Canvas, the Gingin Museum and Historical Society Inc will be at the Gingin British Car Day Sunday 15th May. Membership forms will also be available.

The next open meeting will be held at the CRC on Monday 9th May at 8.45am and the membership is only $5.50 so why not join!
Help your children enjoy the benefits of getting active and connecting with community through club sport. KidSport vouchers are now open for 2022. Apply for up to $150 towards club fees or swimming lessons for eligible children. Visit
K’s for R U OK? in July
R U OK? is launching a virtual fitness challenge that runs over 31 days in July
You choose the distance you’ll cover daily. You choose where, with who, and how you complete your K’s (run or jog, walk and talk, wheel or push).  Choose a distance that’s achievable – remember there are 31 days in July. You can do it alone, but we want you to deepen connections, so we’re asking you to reach out and share the challenge. Whether you pair up with your bestie or form a dream team, having someone else to motivate and support you makes all the difference.
K’s for R U OK? is an opportunity for you to connect with others and build good habits. Ask for support and share your progress with us (#ksforruok) and the world! You’re doing something epic. Be proud and share it out LOUD. Every step you take and every conversation you have brings us closer to a world where we’re connected and protected from suicide.
You can pre-register for this virtual event here.

Daily individual and team trackers attached along with challenge tips.
Join us this July for #ksforruok.
Does your community require any sports equipment for the winter season? Fair Game have a large stock of second hand footy boots, basketballs, soccer balls, netballs, hockey sticks, and other items
To request equipment for your community please fill in a Wish List on Fair Game's website (scroll down to the bottom of the FAQ’s to find the Wish List).

Equipment can be picked up from their Bassendean premises in Perth, by appointment only.
If you have any queries please check out their 
FAQ’s here.  If you are unable to find the answer to your question please contact Fair Game on
Book your FREE tickets NOW: (limited tickets available, please book ASAP!)
This practical workshop will:
  • Guide you through the KIDDO physical activity programs and the resources available to you
  • Practical demonstration of activities to encourage the development of movement skills and confidence to be active for children from birth – 8 years
  • Share how other early childhood services have implemented the KIDDO program
  • Learn how to develop the confidence and skills to set children up for a healthy, active life
 Suitable for: early childhood educators, centre directors, family day care operators, child and parent centre staff, early childhood teachers, Primary School PE teachers, OSH staff, playgroup facilitators
These workshops are provided to you with the support of Healthway and Lotterywest.
Les Crichton, Executive Manager Corporate & Community Services, Cliff Simpson Regional Road Safety Advisor WALGA, Harrison Edmonds the DJ workshop facilitator from Focus Music and Amy Gibbs Community Events & Services Officer
Community Events
Tips & Resources
22 Tips To Help You Find Grants 

Many who are looking to find grants aren’t sure where to get started, may feel overwhelmed by grants processes or are simply exhausted from the last two years of fundraising uncertainty. 

The Grants Hub is here to help!

Here are the Grants Hub top tips to help you find grants - and especially, the right grants - in 2022. Click here to view the tips. 


Support for Fathers 

Support for Fathers talked to dads, families and support services across Australia and asked them what they would like to learn more about in relation to fatherhood and how to support men as dads.

They have put together a range of resources for dads, their partners and support services working with dads and families.

Whether you are thinking about becoming a dad, on your way to being a dad, already a dad or just want to learn more about dads and fatherhood, this is the right place for you.

These resources focus on the role of dads, the relationship between dad and their partner and the bond between dad and his child.

To find more information and support, you can visit their website here.


Getting back into sport after COVID-19

There’s no easy fix to get you back to your pre-COVID-19 athletic condition. Everyone is different, what works for some may be completely different for you. Click here to read the full article. 

Youth Services Directory WA - your one stop location for all things youth. Direct contacts to people that are available to help young people on their path through life.

Wheatbelt Kids 

Wheatbelt Kids is a website directory for families focusing on activities, services, businesses and events for children and families in the Wheatbelt area. If you have an event, business or activity that you would like added to the page, please email or message the link, poster and information. 

Click here for Facebook
Click here for Instagram 
Click here for the website 
or email


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 and 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


Want To Receive Harvest & Vehicle Ban Notifications?

To receive Harvest/Vehicle movement ban notifications via an SMS, please email with your name and number or fill in the online form here

Community Directory

Gingin CRC Online Directory
Lancelin CRC Online Directory 
Shire Local Organisations, Clubs & Facilities Online Directory 


Upcoming Key Dates
  • May 2022                      Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month 
  • 8 May 2022                   Mothers Day
  • 15 - 22 May 2022          National Road Safety Week 
  • 16 - 22 May 2022          National Volunteer Week
  • 26 May 2022                 National Sorry Day 
  • 27 - 3 June 2022           National Reconciliation Week 
  • 3 - 10 July 2022            Naidoc Week
  • 15 - 21 August 2022     Keep Australia Beautiful Week
  • 4 September 2022        Fathers Day 
  • 8 September 2022        Are you OK? Day 
  • 8 - 15 October 2022     WA Mental Health Week 
  • 10 October 2022           World Mental Health Day
Healthy Communities Program 

Healthways Healthy Communities Program funds a range of health promotion activities and campaigns to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles for all Western Australians. Applications for innovative, sustainable health promotion projects that reach target groups outlined in their strategic plan are strongly encouraged. 

Healthways objectives:

  • Fund activities related to the promotion of good health in general and aligned with their strategic priorities and population groups
  • Support projects that aim to increase individual knowledge and skills, change behaviour, and create community and organisational policies and environments to improve health. 
To find out how to apply and for further information click here.

Stan Perron Charitable Foundation - Community Grants 

Provides grants to groups supporting Western Australian children in need or causes that align in other ways with the Foundation’s Funding Guidelines. The Foundation prefers to fund programs that look to solve the cause of a problem rather than treating the symptoms.

The Foundation will always consider applications for funding that encourage people, especially the young, to engage in community service.

Broadly, the funding inclusions the Foundation will consider are:
  • The health and wellbeing of children
  • Culturally enriching
  • Business ethics
  • Solutions that focus on the origins of a problem
  • Awarding organisations and individuals who give something back.
To find out how to apply and for further information click here . Applications are accepted all year round and asses in May and November each year. 


Macquarie Sports Grants

Macquarie Sports, grant is aimed at sporting organisations that deliver existing or pilot programs providing education, training or employment opportunities for young people aged between 12 and 20 in Australia. 
The focus areas of these programs might include:

  • school engagement and attainment
  • mentoring and tutoring
  • literacy and numeracy
  • industry engagement
  • work readiness
  • work placement

To find out how to apply and for further information click here. Applications close 6 May 2022. 


Enables Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation.

KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5 to 18 years to participate in community sport by offering them financial assistance of up to $150 per calendar year towards club fees. 

All Western Australian children aged 5 to 18 with a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card are eligible to apply.

To find out how to apply and for further information click here

Grants Directories
WA Grants Directory
Australian Government GrantConnect

Community Stewardship Grant 

Community Stewardship Grants are available annually for community-based projects that help conserve, restore, rehabilitate or enhance a local natural area, conserve WA’s biodiversity and maintain or build the capability of NRM community groups across the State.
The Community Stewardship Grants program involves two components: a small grants round and a large grants round.
Their respective features include:

Small Grants: 
  • valued between $1,000 - $35,000
  • commencing on or after 1 January in the year following the grant round
  • for up to 18 months' duration.
Large Grants: 
  • valued between $35,001 - $450,000
  • intended for more strategic, complex projects
  • commencing on or after 1 January in the year following the grant round
  • for up to 3 years duration.
To find out how to apply and for further information click hereApplications close 9 May 2022.

Next Level Regional Grants 

The Next Level Regional Grant supports young emerging regional artists and arts workers ages 18-26 to build skills so they can develop and sustain an arts career in regional Western Australia.

Grants of up to $7,500 support creative activity and professional development for a period of one year. This may include but is not limited to the creation of new work, collaborations, residencies, professional development, and training. Applicants are also encouraged to find a mentor for the duration of the grant period.

All art forms are eligible including but not limited to visual arts, theatre, dance, writing, music, film, new media and cultural projects.

To find out how to apply and for further information click here. Applications close 8 June 2022. 

PlayGolf Fund

Aims to support the creation, expansion, upgrade or reconfiguration of innovative, entertainment-based golf facilities around Australia.

The Play Golf Fund has up to $60m in funds to invest into revolutionising entertainment-based golf facilities around Australia and encouraging more people to play more golf.

The next generation of golf facilities are integral to growing the game of golf and may include, but not be limited to golf courses, driving ranges, mini golf, virtual golf or golf orientated development.

To find out how to apply and for further information click here


WA Mental Health Week
- Community Grants 

Mental Health Week 2022 will run 8-15 October and is coordinated by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH), with support from the WA Mental Health Commission.

As part of this year’s theme – 'Where we live. How we live, What we've lived' – WA Mental Health Commission are offering grants for the mind, body and environment across four areas. 

To find out how to apply and for further information click here.

Not For Profit Law
Getting started as a not-for-profit

If you are a new employee involved in the administration of a not-for-profit (NFP) organisation, this package introduces you to the information and services we have to assist you in your role.

Find out about:

See also:

  • Our Community offers a range of free policy templates for NFPs

Work Health & Safety for Volunteer Organisations 

Everyone has the right to be safe at work including volunteers. Volunteers play a vital role in communities across Australia and make significant contributions by carrying out unpaid work for a variety of organisations every day.

This guide provides information on how the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 applies to organisations that engage volunteers. It outlines the primary duty that organisations employing workers and engaging volunteers have under the WHS Act and explains how to meet this duty. 

Work health and safety for volunteer organisations - guide (


Workplace and business support

You may wish to work with organisations to encourage employees to donate or contribute via a workplace giving or a salary sacrifice arrangement.

For example, some employers support this by paying for their employees to attend fundraising events, or others may wish to collect donations on their employee's behalf.

DGRs can also find out how to support businesses collecting donations.

See also:



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

Generally, organisations 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.

If your organisation has a turnover of less than $150,000, it can choose to voluntarily register for GST. This decision should be made based on the administrative needs of your organisation.

Generally, an organisation that registers for GST must stay registered for at least 12 months, even if its GST turnover is less than $150,000.

There are GST concessions available to your NFP organisation.

See also GST definitions


Setting up and managing a website

Setting up and maintaining a website involves many legal considerations. From negotiating with hosting providers and developers, to creating terms and conditions, protecting your intellectual property and respecting the intellectual property rights of others.

This guide to setting up a website covers:

  • Planning your website - what should you think about when planning your website?
  • Engaging a website developer - what should you include in the contract?
  • Obtaining consents and licences - what licences and approvals will you need?
  • Developing the content - how should you reference and link to other materials and sites on the internet, and do you need to verify their accuracy?
  • Identifying your community organisation - what information is required on your website?
  • Protecting your information - how can you control access to the information on your website?
  • Your website’s terms and conditions - what should they include?
Check out the guide here. 


Free Resources
Explore 300+ resources, including fact sheets and guides, to help at all stages of your organisation’s lifecycle, from getting started to winding up. Click here to view the free resources. 

Community Photos
Gingin & Lancelin Youth Mixtape Zone Event - 13 & 14 April 2022 
To view more photos of the event, head over to the Shire of Gingin Facebook page and view the photo albums. See the links, Mixtape Zone Lancelin and Mixtape Zone Gingin.
Gingin Anzac Dawn Service 25 April 2022 
To view more photos of the event, head over to the Shire of Gingin Facebook page and view the photo album. See link Anzac Day 2022 
Covid Resources 

How to find out the current situation on COVID-19

Information and advice often change. Check the following sites regularly to keep up to date. ____________________________________________________________________________________
COVID-19 vaccination ____________________________________________________________________________________

COVID-19 symptoms and testing

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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