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Supporting the community

City of Gold Coast has implemented a range of initiatives to support the voluntary sector across the city.

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Community development

The City of Gold Coast offers support to assist more than 1700 not-for-profit community groups operating on the Gold Coast. Groups provide community safety, social connection, sporting and recreational activities along with supporting vulnerable residents. Our local community groups and volunteers contribute to the liveability and wellbeing of our city. See below for details of our free workshop program for not-for-profit groups.

The City of Gold Coast also develops and maintains partnerships with representatives from community groups, local businesses and other levels of government in order to support the sustainability of community groups. Our City Connect program provides opportunities for residents to meet their neighbours and interact with others through free or low-cost community activities. See details of upcoming activities on this page below.

To find out about many other activities and programs in your local area, view our Events calendar or see our Online Gold Coast Community Directory.


Upcoming free community workshops

July

Grant Writing Information Session

Come along and learn about grants and philanthropy, get the basics on researching and planning your grant application, work on a simple grants template and develop skills to write a grant application.

Local groups are invited to develop their grant writing skills and find out how to apply for sources of funding at the following information session.

Date Time Location
Friday 19 July 2019 5.30pm to 7.30pm Nerang Bicentennial Centre (meeting room 3), 833 Southport-Nerang Road, Nerang
Register for this session online

Places are limited. If oversubscribed, groups will be notified of a future workshop.

To reserve your place: Register online for the session using the link above or phone 07 5581 6642.

This workshop is now fully subscribed.

August

Grant Writing Information Session

Come along and learn about grants and philanthropy, get the basics on researching and planning your grant application, work on a simple grants template and develop skills to write a grant application.

Local groups are invited to develop their grant writing skills and find out how to apply for sources of funding at the following information session.

Date Time Location
Thursday 8 August 2019 10am to 12pm Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads
Register for this session online

Places are limited. If oversubscribed, groups will be notified of a future workshop.

To reserve your place: Register online for the session using the link above or phone 07 5581 6642. A maximum of two tickets per community group are available.

Planning Your Community Group’s Future

Come along to learn useful tips on how to strategically plan for the future and how to effectively manage and mentor your volunteer workforce to assist in keeping your group running. Discover what money is out there for community groups and what you need to tell the grant providers to give you a better chance of success.

Local community groups are invited to learn how to thrive through successful planning and knowing how to apply for funding.

Date Time Location
Thursday 20 August 2019 5.30pm to 8.30pm Robina Community Centre Conference Room, 196 Town Centre Drive, Robina
Register for this session online

Places are limited. If oversubscribed, groups will be notified of a future workshop.

To reserve your place: Register online for the session using the link above or phone 07 5581 6642. A maximum of two tickets per community group are available.

September

Incorporated Associations Workshop

Are you involved in an incorporated association? Are you in a group that wishes to access grants, but can’t due to not being incorporated? We invite you to participate in this free workshop presented by the Office of Fair Trading. Learn new strategies or simply come to find out more about incorporation.

Learn about incorporation, find out what you need to do to become incorporated and learn more about the Office of Fair Trading’s role.

Date Time Location
Tuesday 17 September 2019 5.30pm to 7pm Tugun Village Community Centre, 414 Coolangatta Rd, Tugun
Register for this session online

Places are limited. If oversubscribed, groups will be notified of a future workshop.

To reserve your place: Register online for the session using the link above or phone 07 5581 6642. A maximum of two tickets per community group are available.

For more information please contact us on 07 5582 8211.

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