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Welcome to our Newsletter for MARCH 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?
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. 

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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
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Want To Receive Harvest & Vehicle Ban Notifications?

To receive Harvest/Vehicle movement ban notifications via an SMS, please email mail@gingin.wa.gov.au with your name and number or fill in the online form here
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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. 
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.

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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 jodie@wheatbeltkids.com.au

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Community Directory

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

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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

Grassroots Cricket Fund

Grassroots Cricket Fund (GCF) has been established by Australia’s cricketers to strengthen grassroots cricket for generations to come, and will commit up to $30 million from player payments to be invested to support and strengthen Australian community cricket.

The GCF is a joint partnership of the players, the Australian Cricketers’ Association and Cricket Australia, all working to ensure cricket clubs around the country maintain their position as pillars of local communities by providing equipment and facility upgrade grants.

Click here for further information and to apply. 

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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.

The objectives of Sporting Schools are to:

  • improve children’s fundamental movement skills to encourage lifelong participation in physical activity
  • increase the awareness of the value of sport in schools
  • engage children in high quality sporting programs
  • connect children with sport in their local communities
  • develop the capability and capacity of sport to drive nationwide participation growth.
Click here for further information and to apply. 

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Women's Leadership Development Scholarships

All women currently employed in Australia are invited to apply for a limited pool of scholarship funding that has been provisioned for participation in a range of leadership courses. The grants are allocated with the specific intent of providing powerful and effective development opportunities for women right across the country.

Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders throughout the country.

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.

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Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) Program

The Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) program is a $3 million Australian Government program that aims to support community cultural, heritage and arts organisations in regional Australia as they recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

The CHART program promotes participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture through developing and supporting cultural expression and sharing stories of community and historical significance. Community-run arts and cultural organisations – including community museums, galleries, and historical societies – will benefit from CHART program funding. The program will support these organisations to continue to offer appealing cultural tourism experiences to visitors, which in turn will enhance local expenditure. 

The intended outcomes of CHART program grants are to:

  • Contribute to the reactivation and recovery of organisations from COVID-19, and to their ongoing sustainability, by providing grants for eligible activities
  • Promote regional arts and cultural tourism by supporting the development of appealing cultural tourism experiences, including through the preservation of Australia’s cultural heritage and the telling of the stories of local communities and
  • Support domestic intra- and inter-state tourism and local economies more broadly.

The CHART program is now open for applications. It will close when the funding allocation has been expended or on 29 April 2022, whichever is sooner.  Applications will be assessed in batches of 100, through a rolling evaluation process. Click here for further information and how to apply. 

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Grants Directories
WA Grants Directory
Australian Government GrantConnect

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Not For Profit Law
Updated Getting Started Tool
 
This online tool is designed to help you make key legal decisions about starting a not-for-profit group. It covers three questions: 

•    Should you incorporate or remain unincorporated? 
•    If you incorporate, which legal structure should you choose? 
•    Is your group eligible to register as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission? 

This tool will ask you a series of questions about key decisions about your new organisation - in plain and simple English. Once you have made your way through the tool, you will be able to download a report summarising the key decisions your group has made, along with a checklist of 'next steps', to help you get started.

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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. 
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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.
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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 (dmirs.wa.gov.au)

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Top Legal Tips for Nott-for-Profit Organisations

Tuesday 22 February, 12.45-2pm (AEDT).
Looking for a simple, practical overview on the top legal issues faced by not-for-profit organisations? This free webinar is a great one-stop shop based on the questions we get asked most regularly by not-for-profits.
Click here to register. 
 
Events
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
Enquiries
Olivia Forbes
Community Development Officer
Direct Tel: 
(08) 9575 5176
Email: Olivia.Forbes@gingin.wa.gov.au
Amy Gibbs
Community Events & Services Officer

Direct Tel: (08) 9575 5162
Email: Amy.Gibbs@gingin.wa.gov.au
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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