Welcome to our Newsletter for FEBRUARY 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?

Do you currently care for our older “Ginginites” who have worked for many years to make Gingin the lovely place it is today?

Would you be prepared to work part time to help make it possible for them to stay in their homes here for as long as possible until they need higher-level care?

Would you be interested in undertaking a 3 week training course (run in Gingin by a Perth training college) to have the required qualifications to do it?

Would you like to do some voluntary caring?

If so, please submit an expression of interest ASAP to Sylvia Kelly, Gingin Care Group on 0438 575 254 who can also be contacted to provide more information about this initiative.
For generations of Australians, Clean Up Australia Day remains one of the most iconic environmental events on 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, please visit:
The digital library OverDrive app will soon be removed from app stores on 23 February 2022.
Libby is the new easy-to-use app to enjoy your digital library.

Put your local library in your pocket with Libby, an e-book and audiobook-borrowing app with a wealth of literary offerings available on demand.

Libby is completely free. It’s free to install, and there are no subscription costs, no in-app purchases, and no late fees. All you need is a valid library card from your library.

Libby offers many unique features to delight every reader, including easy onboarding to welcome new users, a unified bookshelf for all loans and holds, tags to track wish lists and favorite reads, push notifications, audiobook compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, access to Extras (a growing catalog of databases & streaming media services like Kanopy, Universal Class, Craftsy, and more), direct in-app support, and much more. Download today -

For further information please view this page on the Resource Center for an overview, FAQs, and links.

The National Young Leaders Day
Perth Convention Exhibition Centre - 4 March 2022. 

A 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. It is an annual event on the calendar of thousands of schools and 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.

Job Opportunity - COVID-19 Specimen Collector

WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is establishing a pool of Specimen Collectors to collect COVID-19 pathology specimens (specifically swabs) from a range of locations across regional Western Australia on a deployment basis as required.

All training will be provided and in addition to specimen collection, successful applicants will also be responsible for key data collection, completing identification checks and documentation of requests.
For further information and to apply please follow this link: 
COVID-19 Specimen Collector (
Tips & Resources
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

Exercise Right 

It's a new year and for a lot of us, that means it's a fresh start towards being healthier and moving more. which is GREAT.

Exercise Right has plenty of free resources, information and expert advice to help keep you on track for 2022. Visit their 
website for all the latest material or stay up-to-date by following them on Facebook and Instagram.

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

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.


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


Healthway Community Events & Arts Festival Guide 

Wondering how to make your event healthier for your community? Healthway grants enable arts and community organisations to not only bring in healthier options, but to replace or minimise unhealthy options, which is a requirement of a Healthway grant. The Healthway Community Events and Arts Festival Guide shows you how to successfully promote a health message at your event. 

West Australian Music (WAM) - 2022 Song of the Year Competition 

WAM’s Song of the Year Competition showcases the intricate craft of songwriting that lies at the heart of WA’s diverse, contemporary music gems. Open to all ages, levels and genres, the competition provides a rare exposure opportunity for WA songwriters to have their music heard by industry professionals and bolster their careers with over $45K in prizes on offer.  Check out their website for terms & conditions and to apply.

Entries close 18 February 2022.

Find up to date COVID-19 information on the Healthy WA Website

Remember to:
  • wear a face mask in certain settings. Masks are not necessary for children under 12.
  • practise physical distancing (keep at least 1.5 metres or two arms lengths from each other)
  • practise good personal hygiene (wash hands often with soap and water, or hand sanitiser and cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use your elbow)
  • stay home if unwell and if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms get tested for COVID-19
  • use the ServiceWA (external site) or SafeWA app (external site)
WA's Updated Safe Transition Plan can be found here.

This Way Up - Mental Health Self-Help During COVID-19 

Just as it is important to look after your physical health in the time of COVID-19, your mental health deserves care and ​attention too.

The ongoing pandemic can have a significant impact on our mental health and wellbeing, with many of us experiencing feelings of stress, sadness, anxiety and anger - to name a few. This Way Up have provided some advice and tips on how to support your mental health and wellbeing during these difficult times.
  • For advice on Managing Anxiety Around Contracting or Transmitting COVID-19, click here.
  • For advice on Managing Your Mental Health While in Self-Isolation click here.
  • For advice on Managing Your Mental Health After Self-Isolation Ends click here.
To sign up to This Way Up's email support program for Self-Isolation click here.

ServiceWA App 

Do you need help setting up your Digital Identity using the myGovID app?
It’s the first step you need to complete when setting up your ServiceWA app.
If you need support, you can:

If you’re having trouble with other steps to set up your ServiceWA app you can call 13 33 WA (13 33 92) or visit: where you can find step by step guides, videos and FAQs.


Community Directory

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


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.

Grants & Opportunities
Blue Carbon Ecosystem
Restoration Grants

The objective of the Blue Carbon 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 2022click here to further information 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 2022click 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. 


Saluting Their Service
Commemorative Grants

The Australian Government is inviting applications through an open competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program.

This program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage; involve people around the country in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations; and promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service, and the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

Applications close 8 February 2022click 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. 


Healthway Grants

Physical Activity Innovation Challenge Project (the Innovation Project) aims to increase physical activity levels of inactive adolescents and young adults aged 15-20 years in Western Australia (WA). Local government associations, incorprated sporting organisations and community organisations can apply for grants of up to $100,000 for the 12 month period 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023. 

Applications close 9.00am on 28 March 2022 - click here for further information and to apply.


NAIDOC Local Grants Program 

The Australian Government is inviting applications for funding through an open process in 2021-22 for the 2022 NAIDOC Local Grants Round, delivered under Program 1.4 – Culture and Capability of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS).

This grant round provides funding to Indigenous and non Indigenous organisations to contribute to the costs of local and regional NAIDOC activities across Australia. NAIDOC activities should align with the 2022 theme "Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!".

Applications close 22 February 2022 - click here for further information and to apply. 


Grants Directories

WA Grants Directory
Australian Government GrantConnect


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 that they can contribute effectively to the successful running of their organisation from day one. 

Taxation & Superannuation

Help for your not-for-profit - Find out about the tools and services 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. 

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 (
Nadine Bastow is both an artist and an art educator and her family have owned a home for the past 52 years on Whitfield Street in Guilderton overlooking the Moore River.
For the past 12 months Nadine has created a body of artwork in response to the inspiring and contrasting landscapes around the mouth of the Moore River, so embedded in her visual and physical memory.
The mixed media paintings reflect aerial views of the great dune system known locally as ‘the desert’ and images of the collection and release of the river at the mouth. Her ceramic busts are figurative and have imagery of the landscape embedded in them.
Lancelin Colour Blast, purchase your tickets here
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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