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

Armadale is filled with budding Change Makers, or Social Entrepreneurs, just waiting for the opportunity to spark an idea that can help them make a diffrence in Armadale and the world. These people are everyday people, who just have a passion for helping others or feel its humanity's responsibility to help solve our own social problems. Are you one of these people? Does spending time with other like minded people, being creative and innovative, sound like a good way to spend a Friday night and Saturday in May? Then we want you!

Join us for Armadale's first ever GivingBackathon, our own take on a social innovation Hackathon.

Places are limited to 100 people, so book your free ticket now - More information and to book your place.

The GivingBackathon runs across two days, Friday night and Saturday. The event will essentially take a traditional Hackathon approach, creating eight teams around important social issues, then take them through the Design Thinking Process to come up with innovative ideas; test them, prototype them and at the end of the event pitch them against the eight other ideas. These ideas can be technology focused but don't have to be. On Saturday afternoon, 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize will be awarded to the three most innovative ideas, decided by our panel of independent judges.

If you haven’t done anything like this before, think of it as a great learning opportunity - there will be plenty of mentors and volunteers to help or answer any questions you may have.

Here are a few interesting video's to get you started:

Introduction to Social Innovation

Everyone a Change Maker

Design Thinking with Elementary Students

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

What is Social Enterprise?

What is a Social Entrepreneur?

Looking for Innovation: Try a Hackathon

Design for Social Innovation

What is Design Thinking

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.

Step into Volunteering
Wednesday 26 April, 10.30am RSVP now

National Volunteer Week
8 - 14 May, register you interest here.

Step into Volunteering 
Thursday 11 May, 5.30pm RSVP now.  

​Volunteering – Working towards inclusion
Thursday 1 June, TBC RSVP 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.            

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, noon 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:  Colsed
  • Round 2:  To be announced.

Annual Contributions

Large grants of up to $25,000 are available for local community groups servicing or based in the City of Armadale. Click here for more information.

  • Closing date: 31 August 2017

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

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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.