APRIL 2021

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.
  • Tips
  • Grants and Opportunities 
  • Not For Profit Law
  • Resources
  • Events
**Please note: The Shire of Gingin Community Development Officer Helen Sutherland's mobile number has changed to 0419 604 101.
Move/Improve/Remove Free Information Session
In Gingin May 19 // 2-3pm at Granville Hall.

This is a one hour information session with nibbles.
For older adults who are interested in knowing how to stay safe, independent, and to prevent falls. Move Your Body campaign toolkit Improve Your Health campaign toolkit / Remove Hazards campaign toolkit / Home Safety Checklist /  Falls Risk Checklist 
To REGISTER for this event or for more information please contact Helen Sutherland 0419 604 101 / or email  
Fishing Rigs Snagged On Cray Pots Are Dangerous!
If your tackle gets snagged on cray pots, let lobster fishers know with a caution tag. 'Snag It, Tag It!' Deckhands on cray fishing boats off WA’s coast have previously been injured after being struck by fishing gear snagged on lobster pot lines, as pots are hauled to the surface on a high-speed winch. You can access these tags at the Lancelin IGA Express. For more locations.
Eggcellent Easter Crafts - Six fun Easter crafts to try over the school holidays!  Fancy getting creative with natural dyed Easter eggs, nature collages and even an Easter tree.
Fun Easter Activities to do at Home - Seven fun Easter activities to do at home.

Australia Covid-19 Road Map - When are you eligible to be vaccinated? 
Information about COVID-19 vaccines has been translated into multiple languages.  
COVID-19 vaccine webinar for people with intellectual disability & families | 8 April 2021 / Thursday 8 April 2021 3.00pm - 4.30pm. You will find out about having the vaccine, why you need to and where you can get one. The webinar will be presented by other people with disability. There will be time to ask questions. Webinar Registrations. 
Helping Families Get Clear, Reliable Information About Vaccines- A suite of vaccine resources so families can make informed decisions about vaccination.  
Misinformation and Truths about Coronavirus (COVID-19) resource - Includes the facts about many common misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccine. 
What Is the JobMaker Hiring Credit Scheme? -The JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme is an incentive for businesses to employ additional young job seekers aged 16–35 years. Eligible employers can access the JobMaker Hiring Credit for each eligible additional employee they hire between 7 October 2020 and 6 October 2021. For More Information. 

Emerging Minds has launched the Community Trauma Toolkit, which is a suite of resources to help support adults and children before, during, and after a disaster or traumatic event.
Family Man, the world’s first online parenting program has been designed by experts with dads in mind. It’s especially helpful for kids 2 to 8 years but can be used outside this age range. Family Man has been shown to improve a child’s behaviour and parents’ mental health. Get coached at no cost. The online sessions are short and take an average of 13 minutes to complete. (Less than 1 hour to complete three episodes.)
Building Active Bodies and Brains’  is a series of resources for parents of children aged 0-5 years to assist with development of fundamental movement skills.
KIDDO is a program developed to improve physical literacy in children aged 3-8 years. KIDDO provides information, practical resources and skills for parents, teachers and early learning educators.
Tips For Student Wellbeing - Starting your first – or another year of university, TAFE or college is an exciting milestone. Here are some helpful tips to boost your student wellbeing so you can start the academic year on the best foot possible and avoid the dreaded ‘student burnout’. 
How To Plant A Pollinator-Friendly Garden At Home - Leading Australian honey producer, Beechworth Honey, shares tips on how  to plant and sustain a bee-tastic garden.
Find out more about insects from presenters Kit Prendergast – the Bee Babette (Native bees and how to design gardens to assist them, including creating bee hotels) and Fiona from Gaia Permaculture - (The identification and importance of insect pollinators in the garden, what are the beneficial insects, what they prey on and their importance in the garden.) by attending  two free presentations at the Guilderton Community Hall 10.00-1.00pm on Thursday 15 April plus have a wander through the Guilderton Community garden.

Everything There Is To Know About Yoghurt! - From natural to flavoured, from Greek to set, Dairy Australia deciphers the supermarket yoghurt shelf to inform your next shopping trip.
Exercise Right for Active Ageing - Funding from the WA Government and Heathway for the Targeted Participation Program, provided to the Ledge Point Community Association has enabled 10 free group exercise classes commencing at the Ledge Point Sporting Complex Park on a Monday 11-12.00 from the19 April. The program aims to help you:
• Move more through free exercise classes led by qualified professionals
• Improve your quality of life and overall health
• Connect with like-minded people in a fun and friendly setting
The Accredited GinGym trainers provide safe, supportive and age appropriate classes that are tailored to your needs and abilities. Register before the 9 April 2021/ pre-screening conditions apply.- Call 0429 358 927 to register your interest today!
SHQ Sexual Health Helpline 
Got a sexual health question? The Sexual Health Helpline provides confidential information and referrals from clinicians around contraception, sexually transmissible infections and unplanned pregnancy. Phone lines are open 8.30am – 5.00pm. Metro callers: 9227 6178 / Country callers: 1800 198 205 / Email:  For further information visit the SHQ website. 
ASeTTS will be running a program about sexual and reproductive health and relationships for young men aged 16 to 25 from refugee backgrounds. The program runs every second Saturday from 17 April to 26 June 2021. More information is available on the ASeTTS Facebook page.
Noongar Season Change - Djeran
Djeran is the Noongar  'ant season', or 'the season of adulthood'. Many flying ants can be seen cruising around in the light winds. Djeran takes place roughly between April and May. A key indicator of the change of season is the cool nights that once again bring a dewy presence for us to discover in the early mornings. Djeran is a time of red flowers especially from the Red flowering gum (Corimbia ficifolia, pictured right), as well as the smaller and more petite flowers of the Summer Flame (Beaufortia aestiva). You may also notice the red 'rust' and seed cones forming on the male and female Sheoaks (Allocasuarina fraseriana). Banksias start to display their flowers, ensuring that there are nectar food sources for the many small mammals and birds that rely upon them. As the season progresses, the nights will become cooler and damper along with some cool and rainy days which also means that traditionally mia mias (houses or shelters) were now repaired and updated to make sure they were waterproofed and facing in the right direction in readiness for the deep wintery months to come. For more information, visit the Bureau of Meteorology's Indigenous Weather Knowledge website.
This Easter, remember to collect Easter egg alfoil wrappers into a ball of at least 5cm in diameter (or about the size of a tennis ball) before popping it in your recycling bin. This way we can make sure the alfoil is correctly sorted by the machines that help to process our recycling as small pieces might not be picked up!
Did you know cardboard and hard plastic Easter egg packaging can be placed in your yellow-lidded Recycling bin?
Here’s our top tips:
•    Flatten cartons and boxes to create space in the bin
•    Try to remove sticky tape where possible
•    Avoid boxes covered in glitter or textiles as these cannot be recycled

Save your soft plastics from ending up in landfill or contaminating our recycling streams by collecting them up and dropping them off at a REDcycle bin. This includes hot cross bun bags and other soft plastic packaging from your Easter sweet treats.
For a comprehensive list of what you can take to REDcycle head to the REDCycle website.
Not-for-Profit Insurance Week is (April 12 to 16). You could win $10,000 for your not-for-profit organisation! Aon is also excited to offer you a chance to win $10,000 for your not-for-profit organisation! To enter the competition, just fill in this form during Not-for-Profit Insurance Week and email to get a free insurance quote and you will go into the draw. Competition terms and conditions apply.
Arts Grants Available 
WA Grants Directory
Australian Government GrantConnect

Lotterywest Grants Update - Lotterywest is returning to its Community Investment Framework for 2021/22 with the same priority areas and outcomes. You can see the Lotterywest timeline here and revisit the Lotterywest Community Investment Framework here

Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants  Closes 9 April 2021
Aligned with the priority areas of conservation fencing and grazing management. Electric fencing project up to $8,000, for fencing materials. 

Active Australia Innovation Challenge Closes 26 April 2021
Aims to improve community participation in and to raise community awareness of the value of physical activity and increase the number of Australians becoming more physically active. $10,000. 

Volunteer Grants Activity 2021 Closes 29 April 2021
Provides, by invitation only, from 1,000-5,000 that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers. Expressions of interest.  Guidelines. 

Macpac Fund for Good Grants Closes 30 April 2021
Between $2,000 & $10,000 to help those committed to creating long-term change for the good of the people and planet.

Targeted Active Participation Grant Closes 3 May 2021
Promote participation and active engagement in sport and active recreation. Up to $50,000.

Community Heritage Grant Closes 10 May 2021
Up to $15,000 to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material. The grants are also aimed at helping make these collections of materials more publicly accessible.

Community Stewardship Grants Program  Closes 17 May 2021   
$1000 to $450,000 to support 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. 

Student Engagement and Support Program Closes 19 May 2021
Provides financial support of up to $10,000 for initiatives that promote the wellbeing of international students and enhance their experience while living and studying in Western Australia. 

Strengthening Rural Communities - Small & Vital Closes 25 May 2021
Funds up to $10,000 can be used for a wide range of purposes including: 
- Delivering activities, programs and services; 
- Purchasing or hiring equipment and materials; 
- Community infrastructure projects; 
- Operational and administrative costs associated with your project will be considered. This could include wages, paying a skilled contractor, or paying for overhead costs incurred in the project’s delivery.

Caravan Park Defibrillator Subsidy Program  Closes 30 June 2021
Up to $1,000 per unit available on a dollar for dollar matched funding basis to encourage caravan park operators to install the devices.         

2021-22 Saluting Their Service Closes 8 February 2022
Preserve Australia’s wartime heritage, 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. Two types of grants available. Community and Major.
Volunteering WA Skilled Corporate Volunteers Want To Work With You – "give us a project to tackle!"
Do you have....
•    A job that’s been sitting on the backburner for too long?
•    A project that would benefit from insight from a person in that field?
•    A need for mentoring or training to upskill a member(s) of staff?
There are corporate volunteers on standby ready to help.
Volunteering WA skilled corporate volunteers are working professionals who would like to lend their expertise to your volunteer involving organisations, and pass on their valuable knowledge. Skills-based projects usually take place over the course of weeks or months and are generally 8-12 hours in duration depending on the volunteer leave allowance. There are a wide variety of skills available including in the areas of: Business strategy, analysis and planning; Information technology; Risk management; Health and safety; Financial management; Operations and project management; Process improvement; Leadership; and Communications. If you think you might have a project for corporate volunteers, please contact Volunteering WA on 9482 4323 or email them a brief description of your project. 
For Fitness and Fun Join the Gingin Hockey Club. Register Here! 
Want To Know More? - Email or call 0428 760 069
What's A Hot Load?
A fire in a waste truck can be very dangerous. If they are not detected early they can cause serious injury to drivers or members of the public. Fires are often caused by the compression of hazardous items, such as batteries or aerosol cans, which should not have been placed in the kerbside bins. Sadly, this happens so often the waste industry has now coined the term 'a hot load'. When a hot load occurs during a route, a well-trained driver will normally eject the load into the road, often causing a traffic hazard, inconvenience and requiring cleanup. It’s just another great example of why hazardous items like batteries, aerosols and chemicals need to be kept out of our kerbside bins. Batteries are found in so many of our everyday devices—mobile phones, laptops, kids’ toys, cars etc, but are putting lives at risk if they are not disposed of properly. Aerosols that are not completely empty when compacted, can explode. Chemicals can mix with each other and cause reactions leading to fire. It’s essential that batteries, aerosols and other hazardous waste are not be placed in kerbside bins, but instead are taken to a drop-off centre for correct disposal. Head to to find your nearest drop off centre for batteries and other items that can't be recycled through kerbside bins.
Clarification For Volunteer Drivers - New legislation which came into effect from 2020 required some volunteer Passenger Transport Drivers (PTD) to undertake the following to continue in these roles:
•Pay an application fee to the Department of Transport ($28)
•Provide a current National Police Clearance ($15.70)
•Provide a commercial grade medical assessment ($150-$300)
•Pay an annual licensing fee ($88).
The WA State Government have altered these regulations to for Volunteers driving for a community transport service do not require a PTD authorisation.

Changes to Single Touch Payroll (STP) - Reporting for micro business owners and businesses with closely held payees (eg family members that work in your business) will come into effect from 1 July 2021.  
Help for your not-for-profit - Find out about the tools and services to have to help you manage your not-for-profits tax and super affairs.
How To Get On Top Of Your To-Do List
Feel like there is not enough hours in the day?
Rethinking what you put on to your to-do list might help. Here are a few tried and tested methods to help get your action items under control.
1. Prioritise tasks with the 1-3-5 rule - This approach assumes that the number of tasks we can realistically achieve in a day is nine: one big thing, three medium things, and five smaller things. So, decide whether each of your tasks counts as big, medium, or small and make every day's to-do list more manageable by selecting the right mix.
2. Shorten your list with the Eisenhower Matrix - We often conflate urgent tasks with important ones, and this approach helps you focus on the latter. Imagine a quadrant with one axis for 'importance' and one for 'urgency', and plot all your to-do-list items within the four sections. Keep only the tasks that rank high in importance on your own task list, separating them into ‘do first’ and ‘do later’ categories. With the rest, delegate the urgent tasks that aren't important and simply delete the ones that are neither important nor urgent.
3. Celebrate wins with a 'done list' - It can be demotivating to spend a whole day working and end up with lots of items still uncrossed on your task list. So, try keeping a reverse to-do list where, instead of crossing things off, you add items as you accomplish them. This way you can focus on what you did get done – rather than what you didn’t.


Where Can I Find Beach Emergency Number Signs?
A BEN web map that you can search for individual signs , sign data includes the BEN sign flyer, a set of FAQs, a spreadsheet and a shape file. BEN sign locations are on the SharkSmart website. BEN sign locations are also in the app -SharkSmartWA

Volunteering Australia has launched an online Volunteering Resource Hub. It brings together useful, evidence-based and current best practice resources to support effective volunteer management.
Re-engaging Volunteers and COVID-19  Research from Volunteering Australia shows that the volunteering sector is not bouncing back with the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. At the height of the COVID pandemic in 2020, two out of three volunteers stopped volunteering, equating to an estimated loss of 12.2 million hours per week. To learn more about these findings, download Volunteering Australia's report.
Hairdressers On The Frontline For Domestic Violence - Hairdressers with Hearts is a not-for-profit organisation who aim to see hairdressers/barbers providing appropriate resources to link clients in domestic and family violence situations with the relevant professional support services. For more information. 
'The Racism. It Stops With Me' campaign has developed resources to support organisations, schools, students and advocates in opposing racism and contributing towards a more inclusive society. The 'What You Say Matters' project within  this campaign targets young people 14-17 years with the aim to increase an understanding of racism and the provision of supportive resources. 
Need a new flag? 
Supporting Parents Of Children With Congenital Hearing Loss - A new series of resources to help parents explore the recommended tests for congenital hearing loss.
Starting A Business? If you're in the process of starting your business, there are things you'll need to consider to organise your finances, such as bookkeeping, payments and your budget. Click here for resources to organise your finances and keep your business on track.
Click on Expert and Advise Finder, a business support free advisory service based on your postcode. You can also access free support through RSM Business Local Willy Regan. Her contact is 0439 643 566.
Click here to access potential grant information for your business. 

Is Your Business Cyber Secure? - Use the new Cyber Security Assessment Tool to check how cyber secure your business is and what you can do to make it more cyber secure.
5 Things To Know About Your WHS Duties And COVID-19 Vaccines. Safe Work Australia has developed a factsheet to help small business owners understand the risk of exposure to COVID-19 at your workplace and help you meet your work health and safety (WHS) duties.
FREE Online Mental Health First Aid Course for Adults - Teaches participants how to assist a friend, family member, or other members of the community who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Tailored for the online learning environment, this free course involves 5 to 7 hours self-paced pre-course work and 2 X 2.5-hour online training:
Stage 1 – Complete eLearning (5 to 7 hours self-paced)
Stage 2 – 3 August 2021, 9:30am to 12.00pm via ZOOM online
Stage 3 – 17 August 2021, 9:30am to 12:00pm via ZOOM online. 
On completion of the course, attendees can sit a short online assessment and become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider for three years. 
For more information, contact Janine at  or call 08 9237 8900. 
To secure you place on this training please visit to register.
Financial Hardship Resources & Links
WAConnect - WAConnect is a WA online directory to help you and your family find extra help to get through these challenging times. Search WAConnect for local food relief, emergency accommodation, assistance with overdue bills and referrals to other services and support.

Emergency Relief and Food Access Service - The free-call Emergency Relief and Food Access Service has been set up to support community members to identify and apply for emergency relief. / Phone 1800 979 777 from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.
National Debt Helpline - The National Debt Helpline is a not-for-profit service that helps people in Australia tackle their debt problems. They offer free, independent and confidential financial information and support provided by financial counsellors. They can also help you find other supports in your community.
Financial Counsellors’ Association of WA - You can search your nearest financial counsellor by visiting Financial Counsellors Association WA to find a Financial Counsellor, by typing your post code. There are additional financial resources available in the COVID-19 section.
If you would like further information about emergency relief or resources that might be useful you are welcome to email Leela - Community Relief and Resilience Coordinator Holyoake. 
Mission Australia Youth Survey NOW OPEN
What’s it like growing up in Australia today? - The Mission Australia Youth Survey is Australia’s largest online youth survey, providing a platform for young people aged 15 to 19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that really concern them. TAKE THE SURVEY HERE!

Community Celebrating Youth 
Saturday 10 - Arts in the Park /Wangaree Park /  Lancelin /  10.00-3.00pm
Monday 12- Friday 16th 3D coloring Lancelin and Gingin Library / 10.30-2.30pm
Monday 12  - Free Entry and Activity /Gingin Aquatic Centre /  Pool Open Hours

Tuesday 13 - Free Activities, Entertainment, Demonstrations /Gingin Football Oval /  10.00-2.00pm
Tuesday 13 - Free Tennis Fun Activities / Gingin Tennis Courts  / 9.00 - 1.00pm
Tuesday 13 - Free Painting Workshop Dadaa
Lancelin / 10.00-12.30pm
Wednesday 14 -Free Activities, Entertainment, Demonstrations /Guilderton Foreshore, Guilderton Community Hall and Gabbadah Park Guilderton / 10.00-2.00pm
Thursday 15 - Free Bug Activity Workshop / Guilderton Community Hall / Guilderton / 10.00-1.00pm
Thursday 15 - Free Activities, Entertainment, Demonstrations/Wangaree Park Lancelin / 10.00-2.00pm
Friday 16 - Free Activities - Rocket making, Space Explore program / Gravity Centre /  Military Rd Yeal /10.30-4.00pm

Friday 16 - Free Tennis fun activities / Gingin Tennis Courts / Gingin 9.00am-1.00pm
 For More Details and for further information  please contact Helen Sutherland Shire of Gingin Youth Officer / 0419 604 101.
Please continue to check the Shire of Gingin website for the latest activity information. 
Thank you to the following sponsors for funding the 2021 Youth Week event - Department of Communities, Road Safety Commission, Shire of Gingin, Gingin CRC, Lancelin CRC, Guilderton Community Association, Guilderton Country Club, Moore River Road House, Guilderton General Store, No Limits Perth, Gingin Premium Meats, The Treasure Trove@Gingin, Country Values Real Estate, Adam Shields Realty, Gingin Fuel and Tyres, Lancelin & Districts Lions Club, Lancelin Coastal Courier and the Lancelin IGA.  
Yanchep National Park Holiday Activities 
Adventure Caving
-  Wednesday 7th April and Wednesday 14th April / 10am-12pm and 1-3pm ages 8-10 and ages 10-14 / $30 Discovery Club Members $32 Non-Members
Camouflage Capers - Camouflage is key to survival in the wild and many of our native animals are expert camouflages / Thursday 15th April 1-2.30pm ages 4-7 / $12 Discovery Club Members $14 Non-Members
Cultural Connections - Discover how Noongar people lived, performed ceremony and collected their food. With ceremonial face paint on, listen to dreamtime stories, learn how to use Indigenous tools and create your own piece of culture to take home. / Thursday 15th April 10-11.30am ages 4-11 / $12 Discovery Club Members $14 Non-Members

Spectrum Space is offering their Telethon Holiday Makers Program for children on the autism spectrum aged 10-18 years of age // Hepburn Centre, Marangaroo //  8 and 15 April  from 9.30am to 4.30pm // Activities include games, scavenger hunt, a visit to AQWA, Laser Tag and Kahoot!. For more FREE activities and contact information.
The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival is a week-long state wide celebration of young creatives aged between 12 – 26. KickstART Festival 2021 kicks off with a Festival Day on Saturday 10 April and continues to Friday 16 April with a range of free performances, forums and collaborative workshops that celebrate the artistry and backgrounds of WA’s young creatives.
Please Note - 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.

Disclaimer - The information contained in this publication is generic and should not replace professional advice concerning individual circumstances. The COVID-19 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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Helen Sutherland
Community Development Officer
Mobile: 0419 604 101
Direct Tel: 9575 5162
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Amy Gibbs
Community Events and Services Officer
Direct Tel: 9575 5162
7 Brockman Street (PO Box 510)
Gingin WA 6503
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