The links below may be helpful in developing your grant idea, including sources of financial and other assistance.
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- The WA Department of Local Government and Communities’ online grants directory provides information on a wide range of grants available to communities and local governments. Visit http://www.grantsdirectory.dlg.wa.gov.au/
- Australian Policy Online provides community grants resources with key internet links to sources for financial assistance. Visit http://apo.org.au/node/41339
- The Pro Bono ‘Source’ Directory provides national goods and services information for the not-for-profit sector. Visit: http://www.probonoaustralia.com.au/source
- The Connecting Up ICT Suppliers Directory provides details of Information Technology consultants, and suppliers. Visit: http://www.connectingup.org/directory/suppliers
- Contracts WA provides information on Western Australia's whole of Government contracts, known as Common Use Agreements (CUAs). Local Government Authorities and registered Public Benevolent Institutions can request access to the CUAs. For more information please visit: https://www.contractswa.finance.wa.gov.au/
The following links provide information about governance issues relevant to not-for-profit organisations:
- WA Department of Commerce - guide for Incorporated Associations in WA: http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/books/inc-guide-incorporated-associations-western-australia
- ACNC – resources for governing charities registered with the national regulator: https://www.acnc.gov.au/ACNC/Manage/Tools/ACNC/Edu/Tools/MainTools.aspx
- ATO – self-governance checklist for NFP organisations: https://www.ato.gov.au/Non-profit/Your-organisation/In-detail/Checklists/Self-governance-for-not-for-profit-organisations/
- Linkwest – good practice governance for members of NFP management committees: http://www.linkwest.asn.au/products/governance-guides/go-governance-fact-sheets
- Australian Institute of Company Directors – good governance principles and guidance for NFP organisations: http://www.companydirectors.com.au/director-resource-centre/not-for-profit/good-governance-principles-and-guidance-for-nfp-organisations
- Governance Institute of Australia – good governance guides: http://www.governanceinstitute.com.au/knowledge-resources/guidance-tools/good-governance-guides/
Professional and Organisational Development
The following is a list of potential Scholarship programs available to the not-for-profit sector:
- The Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF) funds and facilitates scholarships for Australian not-for-profit directors and staff to undertake education, training and mentoring programs. Visit http://www.scholarships.org.au/index.php
- Leadership WA Skillsbank provides details of graduates and Fellows that may work on a pro-bono basis to help not-for-profit organisations work strategically. Visit http://www.leadershipwa.org.au/community-engagement/
- Other support may come from a range of sources including government, agencies, philanthropists, corporates, local governments, financing arrangements and your own fundraising activities.
- The Department of Local Government has developed an online grants directory to help communities and local governments in regional and metropolitan Western Australia in locating sources of financial assistance for their projects and initiatives.
- It may be appropriate to seek a loan or leasing arrangement to help meet some of the costs of your project. Banks and other financial institutions will often support not-for-profit organisations with financing solutions for capital items such as buildings, information technology or vehicles. You may want to talk to your own bank first to discuss what financing options might be available to your organisation and then see what other options may exist from other providers.
- There are over 100 rural, remote and regional Community Resource Centres (CRCs) in Western Australia that provide access to government and community services and information and undertake community, business and economic development activities. Visit: http://www.crc.net.au/
- Community Legal Centres (CLC) provide legal services for people living in metropolitan, regional or remote areas. Visit: http://www.communitylaw.net/
- Volunteering WA connects thousands of volunteers to community organisations to support their work and encourage excellence in volunteer management. Visit: http://volunteeringwa.org.au/
- Local chamber of commerce and business association provide a way for organisations to build business networks. Visit: https://www.localchambers.com/
- The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) provides a Business Local service for organisations to access free one-to-one advice and guidance on a wide range of issues. Visit: http://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/business-in-wa/about-sbdc/small-business-centres/