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Do you have an idea for a community-led project?

Whether you just want to talk to someone about your community project idea, seek advice on a grant, attend a workshop to improve your skills in delivering community projects, or you need specific help with your community - led project, the Community Collaborations Program can help you!

The Community Collaboration Program is made up of 4 elements:

Council recognises that like our Wellington community, there is rich diversity amongst community project ideas and experience levels. Community Collaboration Program has been designed to strengthen the work of our community and support our shared vision of happy people, healthy environments and thriving communities.

Community members and groups can access any element of Community Collaborations Program.

Chat about ways you can find support for your community project through the Community Collaborations Program - Council’s gateway for advice and support options for community groups.

Get in touch with us to find out more

Chat about ways you can find support for your community project through the Community Collaborations Program - Council’s gateway for advice and support options for community groups.

Complete a Community Collaborations Notification Form using the button below or contact our Collaborations team directly. You can speak with the Social Planning Team by calling our Customer Service Centre on 1300 366 244 during business hours or you can send an email to cfeadmin@wellington.vic.gov.au.


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Community Workshop Calendar

Check out the range of community workshops currently on offer (updated quarterly) to help you grow and/or strengthen your project.

Bookings for each workshop are essential as places are limited – you can secure your spot by clicking on the link provided below to go straight to our Eventbrite system or you can contact the Social Planning and Engagement Officer by calling our Customer Service centre on 1300 366 244.

Upcoming workshops

Attracting and recruiting volunteers for community groups

  • Wednesday 22 February at10am (4 hours)
  • Heyfield Memorial Hall
  • Light lunch provided

Book a free place here.

Preventing and managing conflict in community groups

  • Wednesday 22 March at 6pm (2.5 hours)
  • Gormandale Community House
  • Light snack provided

Book a free place here.

Understanding financials for community groups

  • Tuesday 4 April at 1pm (2.5 hours)
  • Heyfield Memorial Hall
  • Light snack provided

Book a free place here.

Running a successful community group

  • Wednesday 17 May 9:30am (2.5 hours)
  • Port of Sale (Wellington Centre) Carang Carang Room
  • Light snack provided

Book a free place here.

Grants Options

Chat with our Grants Officer about ways that a grant might support planning and delivery of your project, and the types of Council grants that may be available.  

Community Collaborations FAQ's

How much funding is available?

The Community Collaborations Program provides links  and referrals to Council's Grants Officer who can discuss ways that a grant might support planning and delivery of your project, and the types of Council Grants, and/or any other known grants that may be available.  You can also explore other grant opportunities online through our Grants Finder.

What is a community – led project?

For the purpose of the Community Collaborations Program, community - led projects are defined as a project that is fully owned, managed, and delivered by a community project group throughout the project’s lifespan.

How will Council use any information I provide through accessing Community Collaborations?

Wellington Shire Council is committed to protecting your privacy in line with Council's Privacy Statement.

Should you have any queries please contact 1300 366 244 or email enquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au

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Monday, January 23, 2023