Not for Profit Groups
Noosa Council’s Community Development team provides a range of services for Not-for-Profit groups and organisations in our community including:
- Providing grants and assistance with grant applications
- Facilitating workshops
- Support and advocacy for community groups
- Maintenance assistance for Council’s assets used by community groups
- Linking community groups together for partnerships and efficiency
- Distribution of a regular e-newsletter with resources, news and opportunities called Noosa’s Community Connections eNews. Subscribe here
Please note: This timetable is subject to change. Council will do our best to update and inform community of these changes. Additional workshops and events may be added to this program throughout the year.
Date and Time Workshop/Event Location Booking Information February 8, 2024 Community Grants evening The J January 2024 February 26 & 27, 2024 Mental Health First Aid (Funded by Disaster Recovery). Cooroy Library Bookings open in January 2023 March 5, 2024 Accidental Councillor TBC Bookings open late January 2024 April 2024 First Aid TBC Bookings open March July 2024 Strategic Planning EOI Your location June 2024 September 12, 2024 RUOK Committee members Noosa Chambers August 2024
Need assistance with incorporation? - Contact The Office of Fair Trading to set up an incorporated association. It also provides information on responsibilities once incorporated, and forms and fees and how to run the incorporated association, financial responsibilities for incorporated associations and even closing down an incorporated association on The Office of Fair Trading website.
Planning is a critical part of good governance and serves as a compass for the direction of an organisation’s future. The key components of planning include an understanding of the organisation’s vision, mission, values and strategies. There are a number of templates and websites that can assist:
Local Community Insurance Services (LCIS) [554KB] is a specialist insurance provider established in consultation with Local Government Australia to manage insurance needs of clubs, associations and community groups within Australia. LCIS aims to assist not for profit organisations that meet the following characteristics:
- Provide services to the broader community
- Have a turnover / funding of up to $5 million per annum
- Do not distribute profits to members
- Consist mainly of volunteers
Not-for-profit Law is a gold mine of information for community organisations.
- Amalgamating incorporated associations
- Changes to an incorporated association's rules
- Changing structure
- Incorporated association or company limited by guarantee
- Incorporating as an association
- Legal issues to consider when holding events
- Members' rights
- Which incorporated legal structure should we choose
Volunteering is a great way to contribute to your community. It provides a variety of benefits, including making new friends, sharing skills, getting job-ready and becoming a part of the local community. For more information about jobs, opportunities, funding and all there is volunteering to know, click here.
If your organisation is occupying (lease or permit) Noosa Council property you will need Noosa Council's consent before conducting any building works, internal or external. Liaise with your Community Development Officer and complete the Checklist for New Works on Council Owned or Controlled Land (MS Word.doc or PDF) and follow these guidelines to obtain Building Approval.