Not for Profit Groups

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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. For the downloadable version - click here

    Date and Time Workshop/Event Location Booking Information
    March 28 2023 Basic Workplace Health and Safety Council Chambers, 9 Pelican St, Tewantin. Register here
    April 12 2023 Fraud Workshop for Community Organisations  Noosa Council Chambers 8 -11 am Register here
    May 2 & 6 Heart Week - First Aid Pomona Community House - Lawsons Shed

    Session 1

    Session 2 

    May 16 &17  National Volunteers Week - Mental Health First Aid  Pomona Community House - Lawsons Shed Register Here
    June 2023 Marketing with Social Media, Promotion & Sponsorship. Noosa Council Chambers Bookings open May 2023
    July 2023 - June 2024

    Strategic Planning - EOI. Are you a Noosa Shire Not for Profit organisation needing assistance with updating your Strategic Plan?

    Onsite at groups location. 23/24 year opens in July 2023
    August 2023 Community and RADF Grants Round 20 Council Website Guidelines & more info 
    September 6  2023 RUOK Workshop - Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers & Committee Members Noosa Council Chambers Booking information available August 2023
    October 11 2023 Technology To Save Your Club Time & Money Noosa Council Chambers Bookings open September 2023
    December 2023 International Volunteers Day 2023 Noosaville Lions Park, Gympie Terrace Open to all volunteers, registration open closer to date.
  • 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.

  • 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.