Growing our Community

The City of Armadale is proud to support residents and community groups wanting to make their community a great place to live. To find out how we can support you, download the Growing our Community 2017 Calendar or read the section below for more information.

GivingBackathon

The GivingBackathon – Armadale’s own take on a social innovation hackathon held in May was a resounding success – read more about it here.

Growing your Knowledge

Community Training

Free community training workshops for 2017 are available to community groups, clubs, volunteers or residents based in or servicing the City of Armadale. You can download a full list and description of upcoming workshops, and RSVP your attendance below. Places are limited so book now.

Make Social Media Work for you
Wednesday 14 June, 6pm RSVP now.

Running Successful Community Events 
Wednesday 26 July, 6pm RSVP now

Fundraising, Grants and Sponsorship 
Wednesday 23 August, 6pm RSVP now.      

     

The 2017/18 calendar is currently being developed and will be launched shortly – watch this space.

 

Community Networking

Discover what others are doing in Armadale and create opportunities to partner or work together, and share ideas, resources and skills with like-minded groups and residents. Free networking opportunities are available to community groups, clubs, volunteers or residents based in or servicing the City of Armadale.

Connect Lunch 
Meet like-minded people from community and volunteer groups at this community connect lunch.
Thursday 10 August, 12pm RSVP now

Officer Support

Officer support is available to support community led initiatives including advice and training. This may include setting up a new group or club, identifying grant opportunities or implementing a community project. Officer support is also available to assist with Land Care activities, setting up ‘Friends Of’ groups and finding resources for activities. For more information contact the Community Development Team.

Growing your Resources

The City of Armadale supports community in a range of ways, including through its Financial Assistance programs.

Community Grants

Small grants of up to $1000 for local community group activities, projects and equipment.

  • Round 1: Coming Soon
  • Round 2:  To be advised

Annual Contributions

The City allocates a small number of annual contributions to support non-profit organisations to provide services and activities which benefit City of Armadale residents.

Applications open on 19 July 2017.

The closing date for these applications is 30 August 2017.

Compulsory workshops for community groups wishing to apply for the funding round 2017 - 2018 will be held on:

  • Wed 19 July 2 - 4pm
  • Wed 26 July 6 - 8pm

Click here to book online or contact Community Development on 9394 5000

by Monday 17 July or Monday 24 July respectively for each workshop.

Donations

One off donations for children and youth attending sporting events, community groups and resident activities are available. Click here for more information. 

  • Open year round

Details of the policy are available here.

Prizes for Fundraisers

The Armadale Arena and the Armadale Aquatic Centre assess requests on community group letterhead for prizes and giveaways for fundraisers. Details of the policy are available here.

Sponsorship

Major events attracting visitors to the region can apply for sponsorship. Contact Recreation Services for more information.

  • Closing date: 31 March 2017

Funding Advice

The City of Armadale Community Development Officer - Community Partnerships is available by appointment to provide advice and support for groups/clubs about funding or sponsorship opportunities. Make an appointment now.

Growing your Group

Free Promotion

Volunteer Support

Through Armadale Volunteer Services the City provides a volunteer referral service as well as support, advice and training for volunteers and volunteer managers. Click here for more information.

Community Trailer

The City provides and resources a Community Activity Trailer for Community Groups to use at local events and activities. The Community Activity trailer includes barbeque facilities, large games, and a range of other resources, perfect for hosting a community get together. The trailer is available for hire to the community.

Facility Use

The City provides a range of subsidised community facilities and reserves for community activities including the Armadale Arena. View the range of facilities available here.

For more information on any of the above information contact the Community Development Team via email or on 9394 5000.

Community Garden Toolkit

The City of Armadale recognises community gardens as an important part of any community. They can serve as engagement hubs for social interaction and promote environmental improvement, food security and a sharing economy. Well planned and managed community gardens can achieve important objectives for the community’s wellbeing, health and sustainability.

This toolkit complements Council’s policy COMD9 – Community Gardens and associated Management Practice, both available on the City’s website here. The policy and management practice demonstrate Council’s support for and approach to the provision, development and management of community gardens.

Toolkit Document