Shire of Waroona – Community Sport & Recreation

Christmas Wishes…

The Recreation and Community Development team wish the Shire’s Sport, Recreation & Community groups a Merry Christmas and a safe and enjoyable New Year.   We look forward to working with you again in 2017.

Club Development…

  • Save the Date – Local Funding & Grant Writing Workshop!!

Ø  Local Funding Forum – Monday 6 February, 2017 (Details to follow early in the New Year)

Ø  Writing Winning Grants Workshop – Monday 20 February, 2016 (Details to follow early in the New Year)

For more information on any of the above please Contact: Mitch Green 9531 7675

 Human Resources Club Toolkit..

  • The Department of Sport and Recreation has recently released a human resources tool kit for the sport and recreation industry. The tool kit consists of five parts and contains a range of information and templates that your club can utilise. The tool kit is available on the Department’s website.
  • Clean Clubs Program…

The Keep Australia Beautiful Council’s Clean Clubs program can assist your club to manage litter on game day, encourage positive rubbish disposal and promote recycling. Register for the Clean Clubs program and receive free resources to help your club better manage its game day rubbish and recycling. To register and for more information, visit the Keep Australian Beautiful website

 Funding / Award Opportunities…

 Department of Sport & Recreation…

  • Community Participation Funding Open All year round

$1,000 – $5,000 for Increasing Participation via Access | Inclusion | Diversity

Visit: DSR Community Participation Funding

  • Active Regional Communities Grants Open All year round

Up to $5,000 for Initiatives|Events  

Visit: DSR Active Regional Communities Grant

 Associations New Law

The Act became active on 1 July. The new law includes a number of changes that will affect all Incorporated Associations. The Shire hosted a workshop on 7 September 2016 regarding these changes. If you missed the workshop, the information below provides guidance about the new law.

The Act provides a framework of regulation for not-for-profit organisations such as sport and recreation clubs, societies and community groups in Western Australia leaving the internal management of associations largely to the members.  Associations are still able to incorporate as a separate legal body and thereby limit the liability of its members for lawful activities.

The Department of Commerce have provided a video presentation on the topic that covers the effect and overview of the changes, the prescribed model rules and the transitional requirements. To keep in touch with updates from the Department, please subscribe to the Associations Info newsletter.

For more information Contact: Sport and Recreation Team (08) 9531 7777.

Working with Children Check “Health Check”…

 Below please find a link to the Working with Children Health Check which is a good tool you can use to assist your clubs current compliance or areas of improvement to the WWC requirements:

 https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au/docs/default-source/default-document-library/wwc-check-health-check-2015.pdf

 www.dsr.wa.gov.au/safe-clubs-4-kids

For more information Contact: Sport and Recreation Team (08) 9531 7777.

KidSport – Online Applications

Over the past five years KidSport has enabled thousands of eligible Western Australian children aged 5 – 18 years to participate in community sport and recreation by offering them financial assistance towards club fees. Applications for KidSport subsidies are now available online.

For more information visit the DSR website. The Shire’s Sport and Recreation team are available to assist your club on (08) 9733 7800.

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