Whether you are a new or existing community group, we’re here to help and support you. Find out about funding, volunteer management, running an event, training opportunities, promotion, group governance and more.

Grants and funding opportunities

The Shire offers a range of financial assistance/funding programs for local communities.

For more information, go to Grants and Financial Assistance.

Governance of charities, associations and clubs

The Associations Incorporation Act 2015 determines how incorporated community groups and associations must be governed. The Act details requirements for financial reporting, governance, privacy, and the rules and membership of incorporated associations.

Visit the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety for the following useful resources:

  • Associations and clubs: How to become an incorporated association and the operational guidelines
  • Charities: Applying for a license, the types of charitable collections, and a list of licensed charities in WA.
  • Model rules (associations): A guide to help you develop your Association’s rules.  

Training and up-skilling

The lifeblood of any community group is its people. Training and up-skilling committee members are vital to ensuring the longevity and financial sustainability of a community group.

The following organisations provide training to community groups, some of which can be tailored and run in regional locations:

My Community Directory

My Community Directory is a free platform dedicated to non-profit and community services. List your group and local services so the community can find you.

More information and contact

If you are an existing or new community group in the Shire and would like support or advice for a community project or idea, you can email the team at [email protected] or call (08) 9780 5255.

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