Free online workshop to assist volunteers

HAVE you ever wanted to attend a Building Active Communities Workshop but can't find the time?

The Queensland Government recognises that it is hard for volunteers to attend workshops and has made a number of them available online.

The free courses are self-paced and take between 2-3 hours to complete.

Topics are: Committee management, financial management, volunteer management, marketing and promotion, fundraising, grants and sponsorship.

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Shade grants

CANCER Council Queensland and the Queensland Department of Health are supporting the 2016 SunSmart Shade Creation initiative.

The initiative provides up to 50% matched funding to purchase portable or permanent shade structures. Funding varies depending on shade type.

All eligible not-for-profit organisations that cater to children 0-18 years, e.g. schools, sporting clubs, childcare centres and community groups are encouraged to apply.

Applications are open and close at 5pm on March 18.

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Community fund

ROUND 88 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund is open and will close at midnight on February 29.

The GCBF is an amalgamation of several grants including the Jupiter's Casino Community Benefit Fund.

Clubs are reminder that if they wish to put an application in for a project that involves the construction or alteration of a building/structure on Council land then they need to discuss this in the first instance with their sport and recreation officer who can help them obtain the appropriate approvals.

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Cycling survey

WALKING and cycling are healthy and sustainable ways to get to work, school, the local shops and to visit family and friends.

Ipswich City Council wants your help to shape the future of Ipswich's active transport network through an online survey.

To access the community survey, check out Council's website or Facebook page.


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