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Supporting the community

We are working on a range of initiatives to support the community.

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City Connect

Support for community groups

Our City Connect program supports neighbourhood connections and offers assistance to not-for-profit community groups operating on the Gold Coast.

Local community groups and volunteers contribute to the liveability and wellbeing of our city. We also partner with representatives from community groups, local businesses and other levels of government to support the sustainability of our community groups.

Community workshop program

Local groups are invited to develop their skills through a range of online workshops.

Date and Time Workshop Registration
Tuesday 9 February 2021
5.30pm to 7.30pm
Fostering change To secure your place, register online or phone 07 5581 6642.
Thursday 11 February 2021
5.30pm to 7.30pm
Self care and wellbeing To secure your place, register online or phone 07 5581 6642.
Tuesday 16 February 2021
12.30pm to 1.20pm
Grant writing information session To secure your place, register online or phone 07 5581 6642.
Thursday 11 March 2021
5.30pm to 7.00pm
Recruiting and retaining volunteers To secure your place, register online or phone 07 5581 6642.
Tuesday 6 April 2021
12.30pm to 1.30pm
Marketing and promotions for community groups Registrations will open on 1 February 2021.
Friday 14 May 2021
12.30pm to 1.30pm
Myth busting for Committees Registrations will open on 1 March 2021.
Thursday 10 June 2021
5.00pm to 7.30pm
Planning for your organisation's future Registrations will open on 1 April 2021.
Tuesday 6 July 2021
5.30pm to 6.30pm
Grant writing information session Registrations will open on 1 May 2021.
Friday 13 August 2021
12.30pm to 1.30pm
Grant writing information session Registrations will open on 1 June 2021.
Friday 17 September 2021
12.30pm to 1.30pm
Creating a sustainable volunteering program Registrations will open on 1 July 2021.
Tuesday 5 October 2021
5.30pm to 7.00pm
Event planning for community groups Registrations will open on 1 August 2021.
Thursday 11 November 2021
5.30pm to 7.00pm
Recruiting and retaining volunteers Registrations will open on 1 September 2021.

Grant opportunities

The City of Gold Coast assists Gold Coast community organisations with information on external grants and funding, including throughout this COVID-19 period. Subscribe to future editions of our grants eNewsletter.

We also provide grant writing information for community organisations. For information that will assist you in your grant writing, see our tips for grants success.

COVID-19 pandemic planning for community organisations

The Community Services Industry Alliance offers free resources for community organisations to assist with planning, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information including how to plan for business continuity, visit the CSIA COVID-19 website.

Visit our Community support page for additional COVID-19 information.

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