Free 'Planning & Finance' skills training workshop for community organisations

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  • Location: Lake Kawana Community Centre, Birtinya 4575 Queensland

Sunshine Coast Council has partnered with Volunteering Sunshine Coast to develop a series of free skills training workshops for community groups.

Scheduled to run over the first half of August 2010, the practical Nuts & Bolts sessions are hosted by local media and business experts and will focus on two separate toolboxes -- Management & Promotion and Planning & Finance.

The workshops will be presented by staff from local newspapers, TV and radio stations, as well as experts in governance, legal matters, planning, council grants and other funding.

Topics covered will include:
*    media partnerships
*    good governance
*    how to make informed decisions on the best legal structure for an organisation
*    legal issues in volunteer management
*    strategic planning, and
*    financial management

Community Policy and Programs portfolio holder, Councillor Jenny McKay, said the sessions are a great opportunity for local groups to improve their skill sets and enhance organisational performance.

"These workshops have been developed in response to requests from community groups for practical skills training," said Cr McKay.

"They are the first in a series of workshops to help community organisations become more successful and sustainable."

With the next council major grants round opening at the end of July, the workshops will provide timely information on financial assistance available to organisations through the Council Grants Program.

Workshops will be held at the following Coast locations:













Management & Promotion



Cooroy Library




Wed 4 August


10am -- 12.30pm


Maleny Neighbourhood Centre




Thursday 12 August



10am -- 12.30pm



Planning & Finance




Lake Kawana Community Centre



Saturday 7 August


10am -- 12.30pm


Nambour Community Centre



Monday 9 August


6 -- 8.30pm

For more information, email
or visit

Bookings are essential -- phone council on 5475 7272 to secure your place.

Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

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Lake Kawana Community Centre, Birtinya

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