Managing your community organisation

The City is committed to assisting our community organisations to remain strong and viable. Organisations need business documents which are valuable tools for planning, organising, recording and carrying out activities. We understand that developing these documents can be time-consuming, so we have created this library of resources to assist.

These resources are designed to help both community organisations and sporting clubs.

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Keeping track of finances is more than bookkeeping. Always consult peak bodies and professionals, however these resources are a good starting point!

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The Australian Tax Office supports groups to understand how to start an organisation, legal structures and obligations, plus deductible gift recipiency status.

CPA Australia provides information and resources relating to financial obligations for not-for-profit (NFP) organisations.

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There are many grant funding opportunities available to community organisations and sporting clubs. Whether from the City, state government, federal government or another organisation, knowing how to apply for grants, keeping good records, and submitting acquittal reports can be the difference between a successful or not-so-successful application.

The City’s Grants funding & development programs page provides information on funding programs under the Community Grants Policy, which supports community organisations to meet changing community, social, environmental and economic objectives.

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This section of resources contains templates and tips on how to govern (oversee and manage) your organisation’s business.

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General information and resources

  • Community Door is a gateway to information for community organisations in Queensland. It provides resources to help groups become established and manage and operate all aspects of their service.
  • Our Community is a social enterprise giving access to information and resources for community groups.
  • Find some great resources and tip sheets through the Australian Institute of Company Directors, along with example principles for governance.
  • The City’s Supporting our community page provides a range of information, programs, services and support to actively address issues that affect our community and bring people together.
  • The Gold Coast community directory lists community-based groups, organisations and individuals that offer services and activities across the city. Search the directory to connect with community-based groups and services in your local area.