Support for community groups/organisations

Communities in-focus

The upcoming Communities in-focus: Lifting Your Voice, Making a Difference workshop will equip you with effective ways to increase your capacity, engage stakeholders more effectively and understand where your organisation or group fits in the bigger picture.

Communities in-focus: Lifting Your Voice, Making a Difference
Wednesday 9 March, 10.00am-12.00noon
Connolly Community Centre
5 Glenelg Place, Connolly

Learn how to link with government, peak bodies, community champions and stakeholders. It’s all about agility, finding out what resources are available, and what connections you can leverage. This session will unpack a toolkit of practical steps to lift your voice and make a difference.

Keynote Presenter:

  • Tim Grey-Smith, Advocacy Lead, WACOSS

Followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Tim Grey-Smith with:

  • Peter Kenyon OAM – Founder, Bank of Ideas
  • Michelle Jenkins – CEO, Community Vision and Leading Aged Services Australia board member
  • Jan Standen – Grandparents Rearing Grandchildren, WA Senior of the Year 2022.

The event will include information on the City of Joondalup’s revised Community Funding Program.


For further information call 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 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.

Volunteering WA

Volunteering WA is the peak body for volunteering in Western Australia. Their aim is to build strong communities through volunteering and provide a range of resources, services and support so that people in Western Australia are aware of, and understand, the nature and scope of volunteer activities. Their goal is to make a difference by connecting thousands of volunteers to many community organisations across the State.