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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


Free grant writing information session

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

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.

Date Time Location
Thursday 6 February 2020 5.30pm to 7.30pm Tugun Village Community Centre, 414 Coolangatta Road, Tugun

Places are limited. To secure your place register online or phone 07 5581 6642. A maximum of two tickets per community group are available.

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