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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.

Community development

The City’s community development products and services are described below. 

Community activities

The Communities 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 wearegoldcoast.com.au.


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

Free CPR Awareness Session

Support your community - learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) skills that may assist in an emergency. Cardiac arrest can happen to people of all ages and at any time or location. Come along to this free session to learn how to respond to a person who requires emergency assistance including how to perform CPR on an adult, child or infant. Please note this is not an accredited CPR course.

When: Tuesday 10 October 2017, 9am to 10am
Where: Helensvale Cultural Centre, Corner Lindfield Road and Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale

To register, please contact the Safe and Liveable Communities Branch on 07 5581 6642 or liveable@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Places are limited.


The Excellent Committees Thriving Clubs workshop

Come along to this free workshop for not-for-profit community groups to discover how to attract and retain volunteers. Gain some useful templates to help you to increase volunteering for your group and find out how to have an excellent committee.

When: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 1pm to 3pm
Where: Elanora Library, The Pines shopping centre, Guineas Creek Road, Elanora

To register, please contact the Safe and Liveable Communities Branch on 07 5581 6642 or liveable@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Places are limited.


Food Safety training

The City conducts regular food safety training courses (non-accredited), aimed at providing its primary clients, the city's licensed* food business staff, with an understanding of the causes and the prevention of food-borne illness (food poisoning). A light morning tea is provided.

Please advise if we can do anything to assist your participation in this training session, e.g. large print information.

When: Tuesday 31 October 8.30am to 12.30pm
Where:Bundall Administration Building, 8 Karp Court, Bundall.

To register, please contact 07 5581 6838 or mail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Places are limited.

November

Grant Writing Workshop

Come along to this free workshop, hosted by City of Gold Coast’s Community Development Program. Learn which grants are best for your organisation and gain valuable skills on writing grant applications.

When: Wednesday 1 November 2017, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Where: Robina Community Centre, 196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina.

To register, please contact the Safe and Liveable Communities Branch on 07 5581 6642 or email liveable@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Places are limited.


Food Safety training

The City conducts regular food safety training courses (non-accredited), aimed at providing its primary clients, the city's licensed* food business staff, with an understanding of the causes and the prevention of food-borne illness (food poisoning). A light morning tea is provided.

Please advise if we can do anything to assist your participation in this training session, e.g. large print information.

When: Thursday 30 November 8.30am to 12.30pm
Where:Bundall Administration Building, 8 Karp Court, Bundall.

To register, please contact 07 5581 6838 or mail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Places are limited.


Community partnerships

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 the City on 07 5582 8211.

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