JUNE 2018

The Club and Community Development Newsletter will provide additional information on:
  • Grants
  • Resource links 
  • Club management best practice 
  • Constitutions
  • 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
  • Club Resources
  • June Events
**Please note: The Shire of Gingin Club Development Officer Helen Sutherland's mobile number has changed to 0419 604 101

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YOUTH SURVEY Have Your Say!  Closes 31 July 2018
Mission Australia’s Youth Survey has been conducted nationally since 2002. The 2018 survey focuses on social inclusion/exclusion from the perspective of young people aged 15 - 19 years, including participation in education, employment and community, family and social support, perceptions about general wellbeing, values and concerns, and sources of support. If you want to have your say fill in the online survey or visit Mission Australia for further information.


Student Run Stalls 
National Fete Research Project   What Is The Biggest Money Earner?
The biggest money earner at school fetes might come as a surprise, with the humble barbeque beating out amusement rides, raffles, auctions, and cake stalls to rake in the most fundraising dollars, according to research by QUT’s Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies.
This report provides key tips from fete organisers, to help improve the running of a fete and boost profits. These include:
1. Start early – a year out if possible, straight after the previous fete.
2. Use online signup for volunteers – this will help with recruitment.
3. Prioritise safety – have someone responsible for Occupational Health and Safety matters.
4. Hire a portable ATM – more cash means more sales.
5. Have a wet weather plan – especially for the rides.

Is Rural Australia Facing A Volunteer Crisis?
Read about the latest research from this thought-provoking article co-authored by Dr Kirsten Holmes, Professor at Curtin University and member of the Volunteering WA Research Committee.

Do You Know What Factors Determine A Child's Consumption Of Vegetables and Fruit?

Have you heard about the Irish Rugby Football Union's (IRFU)'Silent Sidelines' campaign?
IRFU holds a Silent Sideline day every month at all junior games. Parents are asked not to talk to the children as they are playing - you can clap of course, but you can't coach or yell at players from the sideline.
Coaches are allowed to praise their players, but no coaching is allowed! This enables kids to talk to each other, play the game the way they want to play and enjoy listening to their team-mates.
A fun way that the IRFU encourages participation in Silent Sidelines is to provide every parent with a lollipop - this keeps their mouths busy doing something other than yelling!
Is this fun idea something that might work at your club? 

Do Your Young Children Need More Exercise? 
A UWA study, the largest of its kind globally, examined physical activity in children aged between two and five years old, has found 66% of children are not getting the nationally recommended three hours of daily physical activity needed for growth and development. 

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TRUE SPORT AWARD   Closes 13th June 2018

"Sport isn’t just about winning and losing. Many groups make significant contributions through actions that ensure their sport is conducted in a fun, fair and inclusive—True Sport—environment. True Sport reminds us of the true value that sport brings to our community. It’s about recognising that the way we play together shapes the way we live together and realising that the values we learn while playing sport can be used both on and off the field."

This category is open to all organisations that provide sport and recreation services and participation opportunities for the people of Western Australia, e.g. associations and clubs. 

These awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout regional and rural Western Australia.

Get access to hundreds of exclusive resources and help your club continue to succeed. Membership prices are going up in the new financial year.  
Individual Membership -
•    Access to exclusive resources
•    Special offers thanks to our brilliant partners including XERO Accounting, iBAS, TryBooking and more
•    Member only discounts to Webinars and Sports Community Shop products
Price - $59 
Club Membership -
•    Access for up to 8 people from your club
•    Special offers for your club from our partners including XERO Accounting, iBAS, TryBooking and more
•    Member-only discounts to webinars and Sports Community Shop Products
Price - $149 (under $20 each!)

There are eight categories across a variety of areas for which you can nominate and the best of the best will receive the Minister’s Award for Industry Excellence and a $5,000 cash prize.  
WOMANS HEALTH WEEK  3-7 September 2018
A complete guide to promoting Women's Health Week. Free promotional materials to share. 
The Lancelin Healthy Community Forum is pleased to host a half day workshop on suicide prevention to be presented by the Mental Health Illness Fellowship of WA.
This is a FREE safe TALK workshop open to anyone 15 years and older.
Topics will cover - 
  • Identification of people who have suicidal thoughts
  • How to ask people directly about the possibility of suicide and 
  • Connecting people to life-saving resources
When: Thursday 7 June 5.30-9.00pm
Where: Wangaree Community Centre Lancelin
For further information please contact Julie on 9237 8900
13 June 8.30am -4.30pm
Where: Redfield Park
Cost: $160 for ALL DAY or $89 CPR (4 hours)
RSVP: Northam 9621 1613


Foundation For Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) Open Grants Calendar 
Grants For Coastal Projects - NACC Coastal Community Grants , Coastwest and the NARvis Grants Calendar. The NARvis website also includes tips for writing applications and has an extensive Coast Care Resources library.  

Regional Community Child Care Development (RCCCDF) Grant  Closes 31 December 2018
For projects that address one or more the strategies identified in the Education and Care Services Plan (ECSP) for Regional Western Australia. Objectives of the program include building capacity, improving services and retaining benefits. No grant amount limit. 

Commemorative Grants  Closes 3 July 2018 
This grant is designed to provide funding for local community-based commemorative projects and activities that directly commemorate the involvement, service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations. Grants up to $4,000 include: Community War Memorials, Commemorative Plaques and Honour Boards AND Grants up to $3,000 are also available.

Information and Technology Web Grants  Ongoing
What LotteryWest can support:
•ICT system establishment costs, or the transition costs to a new solution including for cloud or hybrid solutions
•Hardware including servers and computers (generally a maximum of one laptop, desktop or tablet per person)
•‘Off the shelf’ software, database development, apps and office applications Website design, creation, and upgrades
•Capacity building projects or feasibility studies, particularly those involving other not-for-profit organisations
Thank a Volunteer Day Celebration Grants Program  Closes  21 June 2018
Funding assistance of up to $1,000 will be available to communities throughout Western Australia to hold an event or display on Thank a Volunteer Day / International Day of Volunteers, Wednesday 5 December 2018. Events could include:
  • Award ceremonies
  • Workshops, seminars and talks
  • Morning/afternoon tea
  • Excursions/day trips
  • BBQs/dinners

HP Kids Fund  Closes 18 June 2018
HP Kids Funds up to $10,000 is aimed at making technology accessible to all Australian children in schools.

Growing Good Gardens Yates Grant  Closes 15 June 2018
Schools, pre-schools and community groups are invited to apply for one of 15 $1,000 grants to help create a garden space where kids can learn healthy habits and improve their physical and mental well-being.

Every Club Funding Closes 8 June 2018
Builds the capacity of Regional community sport and active recreation clubs. $5,000 to $40,000.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact the Wheatbelt office or call the Northam office on 9690 2400. Link to Guidelines

Keep Australia Beautiful Community Litter Grant Closes 25 June 2018  
For projects that aim to reduce litter, change litter behaviour and address littering issues in your community. 

  Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) Annual Grant  
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. If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact the Wheatbelt office or call the Northam office on 9690 2400. Closing dates vary per region.

Financial Literacy Australia Grant  Closes 15 June 2018
Grants are for projects that show clear potential to advance financial literacy in Australia. They seek proposals that work to improve the financial literacy and money skills of Australians and to improve future financial literacy programs. The minimum grant is $50,000. Priority areas for 2018 are:
  • Single Parents
  • Women and Economic Abuse
  • Disability (especially in the area of cognitive disability)
  • Superannuation
  • Indigenous Communities

Facebook Masterclass Webinars
Do you feel confused and overwhelmed by Facebook? Are you frustrated by the constant Facebook changes?
The Facebook Masterclass will bring you up to date and give you cutting edge strategies, hints, tips and hacks to make it more successful in your organisation.
The Facebook Masterclass is run by Kate vanderVoort, founder of Social Mediology and Take10 Social. Kate has worked with over 3,000 businesses and non profits on their Facebook strategy and you can be guaranteed to walk away with the right skills and knowledge you need to take your Facebook efforts to the next level.
When: 25 Jul - 15 Aug, 2018
Format; 4 x 1.5 hour webinars (1 per week)
Timezone:  Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
Price From:  $175.00
The countdown to the end of financial year is now moving fast with June 30 just around the corner.
Typically, the month of June is the time where many community donors and philanthropists make their donations to the sports programs they support. Because from July 1, they will be able to lodge a tax receipt for their donations as part of their 2017-18 Tax Return.
Last year, one third of all financial year sports donations to the Sports Foundation were made in June, so now is the time to get active and remind your supporters of the need for donations to support your club project. Tune in to these
webinars for all the best advice on your fundraising!
Also remember that donations are not limited to money. Donations of sports goods, equipment, memorabilia and historical items are all accepted.
And the same applies to athletes who have individual fundraising projects with the Sports Foundation. Think ahead about what gear is needed, how much travel you intend to undertake, and the budget required over the next 12 months to ensure that you can reach your athletic potential.

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Important Notice from Consumer Protection:
The provision of your incorporated associations Yearly Statements required by Consumer Protection commenced for the financial year of 2016.
These yearly information statements are unrelated to the renewing of your associations constitution. 
If your association has not entered an information statement for 2016 your association is required to do so. 
If your association’s financial year ended on 30 June 2016 the information statement was due by 31 December 2016.
Your association is required to update each year via the online Associations portal your associations details commencing from 2016.
The quickest and easiest way is to submit this information statement is via AssociationsOnline.
For further assistance or clarification please contact Helen Sutherland. 


Your Fundraising Toolkit 

Ramadan Factsheet  (Sport and Recreation) 
Ramadan commences on Tuesday 15 May 2018, with the holy month finishing on Thursday 14 June. Please read the Ramadan Tip Sheet designed to support sport and recreation and community organisations that may have members belonging to the Muslim community.

Teamer payments is for clubs, teams, schools and groups that want to collect payments online.
Are you tired of collecting cash payments? Losing track of who has and hasn't paid? Spending more time chasing fees? Then you need to give Teamer Payments a go... A safe and easy way of collecting payments online via web, tablet and mobile devices!
Teamer can help manage your league with League Website for FREE!
With League Website, they have incorporated all the simplicity of the club application and tailored it, to make running your league seamless and stress free. They can also take care of the planning and organisation of any tournaments your club would like to host.
Here are some of the key features you can utilise with League Website:

  • Division creation
  • Fixture management inc. fixture scheduler
  • Player & team registrations / directory
  • Cup competitions with multiple formats
  • Score reporting & match reports and many more… 

Fundraising via Email
A quick, easy and effective way to ask for donations is by sending a bulk email. It can be daunting to write an email that point blank asks your supporters to donate their hard-earned money. Here is an email template that you can copy, paste, and then just fill in the blanks!

2018 July to December Webinar Schedule 
Sports Community is proud to announce the 2nd half of the 2018 webinar series. 
27th June - 4 Part Series
1pm Show Me the Money - Maximising your Club's Fundraising Potential 
7pm Making it EASY to be a successful president 

1st August - 4 Part Series
1pm Making it easy to be a successful Treasurer
7pm Creative ways to attract sponsors - UPDATED CONTENT 

5th September 4- Part Series
1pm Step by step guide to introducing XERO accounting system into your club - NEW
7pm Harnessing the power of Facebook - NEW

10th October 4 - Part Series
1pm Creative ways to attract sponsors to your clubs - UPDATED CONTENT
7pm So You're on the Committee, Now What?

7th November
1pm How to run effective committee meetings and Annual General Meetings
7pm Creating and running successful events - NEW

Managing Conflict and Difficult People Course   FREE IN WANNEROO
Sport and Recreation (WA) in partnership with local governments are delivering a brand new course for coaches, officials and committee members to develop skills to better manage conflict and difficult people. This fast-paced and interactive course is valued at $150 and is offered free.
This course is being delivered in  Wanneroo, 6pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 13 June 

City to Surf Fun Run
When: 12 August 2018

WALK to repair the North Guilderton Dunes
When: 10th June - Community Planting Day Guilderton
Where: Meet at car park above North Groyne, Guilderton
Time: 9:30 onwards. Lunch Provided 
Help to plant 2,000 native seedlings and protect them with tree guards.

Dance Battles
Are you aged 11 - 25 years and part of a dance company or breaking crew?
The City of Joondalup is presenting its first dance battle competition for 2 v 2 battles and crew performances. Enter to show off your skills and win great prizes.
When: Saturday 1 September 2018, 4.00pm - 8.00pm,
Where: Craigie Leisure Centre, Whitfords Avenue, Craigie.
 Entry is free. For further information call 9400 4223 

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
Club Development Officer
Mobile: 0429 685 056 / or
              0419 604 101
Direct Tel: 9575 5162
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Cher Groves
Community Development Officer
Mobile: 0429 951 131
Direct Tel: 9575 5138
7 Brockman Street (PO Box 510)
Gingin WA 6503
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