Support for community groups and organisations

Communities in-focus

The Communities in-focus program aims to support and strengthen local volunteer-run community groups and organisations. The program provides opportunities to enhance the skills, knowledge and capacity of volunteer community group members, strengthen local networks, promote new connections and raise the profile of local community groups.

There are a range of programs and services that support local groups and organisation, please view the below document for an outline of what is available.

Training opportunities

Training opportunities become available as part of an annual calendar to help groups be well run, financially viable and meeting the expectations of members.

The Tuesday 3 December 2019 Communities in-focus program Harnessing Passion and Capacity, Community Leadership, is not to be missed. Registrations are essential. Please visit the registration page  to secure your place.

Examples of previous training has included:

  • Leading for Stronger Communities
  • Committees Unpacked!
  • Sparking Change: Community Leadership
  • The ABCs of the XYZ and Boomer Generations – Volunteer Attraction and Retention

To keep up to date with current training opportunities, contact the City on 9400 4315 or email.

One-to-one meeting opportunities

Community Development Officers are available to meet with clubs needing assistance or information to navigate governance challenges, marketing or planning assistance.

Networking opportunities

Networking opportunities will be available at Communities in-focus training and special events.

Community funding program

The Community Funding Program is a small grants program that can assist community groups and schools with projects, events and activities that develop and enhance the Joondalup community.

Community group recognition program

Community Group Recognition grants provide acknowledgement of local community, sport and recreation groups celebrating 25th, 50th, 75th or 100th anniversary milestones.

Community programs, services and networks

View the Community Programs and Services Supporting Groups and Agencies document below to find out what is available to further support your group.