Community & Place News

WALGA’s Community Development Newsletter
August 2022

Local Government Hub Launched during Homelessness Week 

Shelter WA was awarded a Strengthening and Adapting Organisations Grant from Lotterywest to develop a Homelessness Knowledge Hub for Local Government in partnership with the WALGA and Local Government Professionals WA.

The Hub includes information on the drivers of homelessness, case studies, guiding documents, examples of strategic policy and operational responses from a range of Local Governments to inform local approaches.

The Hub was launched on Friday 5 August as part of Homelessness Week 2022.

Sector updates

Wanneroo and Joondalup Launch Regional Homeless Plan 

Developed over two years, the plan is a framework that will guide the cities’ response to homelessness with milestones for action. 
Read more here.

Have Your Say - Child Safe Awareness Policy 

A series of co-design workshops were held with Local Government representatives to develop a draft Child Safe Awareness Policy. Consultation closes on Friday, 12 August. 
Read more here.

Nominations Open for Seniors Awards 

The awards acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of exceptional seniors and the organisations and individuals who support older West Australians. Nominations close Friday, 9 September. 
Read more here

Women's Report Card 2022

The report card shows progress in terms of leadership, economic independence, safety and justice and health and wellbeing, but the gender pay gap remains high.
Read more here

Community Services Commissioning Strategy Released

The State Government Strategy aims to deliver greater cohesion between State Government agencies, service providers, peak bodies, consumer advocates and end users. 
Read more here

Neighborhood Watch Turns 40 

Neighborhood Watch WA is delivering a number of initiatives to celebrate 40 years including the launch of a new website. 
Read more here

The Burden of Injury in WA 

Injury Matters and the WA Department of Health have produced a new resource 'Burden of Injury in WA', which reinforces the significant impact injury has on the community.
Read more here.  

Reconnect WA Grants Available

RAC has launched the third round of its Reconnect WA initiative which targets Local Governments with grants to create more vibrant and connected communities. Applications close Thursday, 25 August
Read more here.

Upcoming Grants

Seniors Week Grants 
Grants up to $1000 to host an event in Seniors Week. Applications close Friday, 9 September. 
Find out more here

Children's Week Regional and Remote Grants 

Grants of up to $100 to host an event. Closes Wednesday, 31 August
Find out more here.

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF)
Small grants round closes Wednesday, 31 August. Annual and forward planning round closes 30 September. 
Find out more here

Club Night Lights Program 
Funding to develop sports lighting infrastructure. Applications close Wednesday, 31 August 
Find out more here

Regional Traineeship Grants
Grants of up to $38,000 per trainee are available. Round closes Monday, 5 September.
Find out more here.
Healthy Clubs Grants 
Sports clubs can apply for funding up to $4000 from Healthway.
Find out more here.

Grant Opportunities- National Early Childhood Program for children with disability or developmental concerns
Find out more here.

In the House Grants 
Up to $80,000 available to support performing arts in regional WA. Closes Thursday, 25 August.  
Find out more here.

Criminal Property Confiscation Grants 
Current program closes Wednesday, 31 August.
Find out more here.


Upcoming Events & Training

Age Friendly Transport Forum 
Hosted by LG Professionals, this in person event and live-streamed event is on Thursday, 18 August 
Read more here.

Smart Cities for Community Development Masterclass
Hosted by LG Professionals at City of Vincent on Monday, 29 August
Read more here. 

Community Disaster Recovery
Develop a deep understanding of recovery principles. Held at WALGA, 30 September. Read more here.
Trails Forum 
The Department Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries will host the 2022 Trails Forum in Perth on Friday 21 October.
Read more here.

2022 WA Local Government Convention
Registrations are open for this event at the Crown Perth 2-3 October.
Read more here.


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WALGA Resilient Communities Team 

Susie Moir, Policy Manager Resilient Communities, 9213 2058
Vikki Barlow, Senior Policy Advisor Community, 9213 2074
Alina Hobson, Policy Officer Community, 9213 2092
Bec Waddington, Policy Officer Community, 9213 2055
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