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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’s community development products and services are described below.

Community activities

Our Community Development program provides opportunities for residents to meet their neighbours and interact with others through free or low cost community activities in local areas. These activities are accessible to all residents and cater for a diverse range of people.

For other lists of community activities in your local area visit our Events calendar, see our Online Gold Coast Community Directory page or visit We Are Gold Coast.


Support for community groups

Sustainable community groups are a key aspect of the City’s vibrant lifestyle. Our Community Development program contributes to the sustainability of all these community groups by:

  • raising awareness about programs and services they offer
  • providing training and professional development activities
  • assisting with information about grant funds and financial support
  • facilitating partnerships between community groups
  • providing strategies to increase membership and volunteers
  • partnering with community groups to deliver community activities.

Upcoming free community workshops

October

Grant writing information session

Come along to our free grant writing information session, hosted by City of Gold Coast’s Safe and Liveable Communities Branch. Learn how to develop your grant writing skills and find out how to apply for sources of funding at our free workshops for community groups.

Date Time Location
 Friday 26 October 2018  10am to noon Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre, 1 Garrick Street (corner of Garrick Street and Powell Crescent, Coolangatta)

Please note this workshop is fully subscribed.


Project management day of service

The Project Management Day of Service will assist charities and not for profit organisations to receive in-kind services from up to three project management professionals through this one day event. Expertise has previously related to topics such as organisational management, event management and engineering and construction.

See how project management concepts and tools are used by project management professionals and have the opportunity to discuss your charity or not for profit’s cause with others. You will walk away with a tangible tool to help make your next project initiative a reality along with networking opportunities.

Date Time Location
Monday 29 October 2018 All day event Satellite event - Bond University, 14 University Drive, Robina
Main event – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition, Corner of Merivale and Glenelg Streets, Southbank, Brisbane

Please note: All registrations for the Project management Day of Service (PMDoS) are through PMI Queensland chapter.

November

Grant writing information session

Come along to our free grant writing information session, hosted by City of Gold Coast’s Safe and Liveable Communities Branch. Learn how to develop your grant writing skills and find out how to apply for sources of funding at our free workshops for community groups.

Date Time Location
 Wednesday 21 November 2018  6pm to 8pm Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre, Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale

To reserve your place: email your name, contact details and name of your community group to liveable@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or phone 07 5581 6642.

Please note if this workshop is oversubscribed, groups will be notified of a future workshop.

Community development officers develop and maintain partnerships with representatives from community groups, local businesses, other City branches and other levels of government. Projects may include:

  • special events, activities or programs
  • provision of community information and resources
  • formation of community groups
  • community planning initiatives
  • policy and research projects.

For more information about the City’s Community Development program please contact us on 07 5582 8211.

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