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WACOSS Wins Disaster Resilience Grant

Community organisations throughout WA will get help to benchmark, and improve on, their current resilience to natural disaster under a new grant won by WACOSS. As a result of the Natural Disaster Resilience Grant, WACOSS will deliver training across 17 locations in the use of the ACOSS Resilient Community Organisations Toolkit.

Transition to Adulthood Services: Co-design Workshop

The Department of Communities will be undertaking a co-design process facilitated by WACOSS to develop the new Transition to Adulthood Services (currently known as Leaving Care Services).

Noongar Child Protection Council Formed “Stand up for our Kids”!

The Noongar Child Protection Council (NCPC) intends to ensure that the rights of all Aboriginal children in Noongar Country are protected and that kids are connected to families, community, culture and country.

RTR-FM Social Impact Study

WACOSS will help Community Radio Station RTR-FM measure their social impact in the WA Community in a new project. For more information click here.

2017 Social Investment Grants Program - $200,000 available

The 2017 Community Sector Banking Social Investment Grants program aims to support not-for-profits to build resilience and capability in those most vulnerable. Applications will open Monday 10 July.


Community Relief and Resilience Conference – Masterclasses Announced

WACOSS is pleased to announce three Masterclasses running the morning after this year's Community Relief and Resiilience. Free for conference attendees, these masterclasses will delve deeper into thre three core topics of the conference.

Co-Design Toolkit Launch - 26 July

The WA Co-Design Toolkit will be launched at the WA Zoo immediately following the Community Relief and Resilience Conference at 4:30pm on 26 July. The toolkit will help ensure that the design of any new programs and services in WA meets the highest standards for engagement and participation of stakeholders.

Sector News

PwC Director Award

The PwC Director Award for Excellence recognises the outstanding contribution of a director in the not-for-profit sector in WA. For more information about nominations and award criteria click here.

AICD Not-for-profit and Diversity Scholarships

The AICD launched exciting new scholarships that will give women, regional leaders, directors and executives, the opportunity to develop skills and capabilities that will boost their director careers. For more information call 9320 1700 - Sophie Newman and Skye Wexelman.

HESTA 2017 Community Sector Awards are now open for nominations.

Presented by HESTA in partnership with the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), the national Awards recognise excellence in service provision, advocacy and leadership in the community sector. Nominations close on 4 August 2017.

Rise Network office space available in NFP Cockburn Hub.

Rise have now completed the change of use and fit out of the first floor at their Cockburn NFP Hub this comprise 16 desks and storage facilities.To check the other changes please click here.

Sector Training & Events

Anglicare Workshop: Accidental Counsellor Part 2

The program has been developed to provide participants with a range of skills and techniques necessary to be able to respond appropriately in a range of sensitive situations prevalent in the community.

Lotterywest Grants Information Seminar

Are you planning a project or event that may require grant support? Looking for help so your group can deliver important work in the community? Join the Lotterywest Grants team to hear more about how they can support your organisation.

Free workshop - Assure Programs - eSafety Women Workshop

Assure Programs invites you to a free two hour workshop on technology facilitated abuse and it’s relationship to domestic violence presented by the Office of the Children’s e-Safety Commissioner.

Workshop: SPSW Dangerous Liaisons - Friend or Friendly

Can men who are perpetrators of violence change? This workshop is aimed at those who would like more depth in understanding family violence, practical strategies, and specific skills in working directly with perpetrators.

Got a creative business or project idea? - YMCA WA Pitch Please!

Pitch Please! is an easy to enter pitch competition for young entrepreneurs aged between 17 and 25 with a focus on the creative sector. These interested are asked to attend an info night - 6pm at YMCA HQ on July 6.
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