Community Governance Program

Brimbank Community Governance Training

We are committed to supporting community groups and small organisations located in our area. Are you an active member of one of these groups? Take this opportunity to participate in a range of training sessions.

These sessions can support your group with planning, operations and decision-making. There are:

  • No costs to attend these workshops
  • Refreshments provided.

The 2017 Community Governance Training Calendar

Recruiting, Retaining and Supporting Volunteers

Facilitated by Volunteer West

This workshop will provide practical tips and strategies to attract and support volunteers and will focus on: 

  • How to best attract and recruit volunteers 
  • Volunteers roles – position descriptions, rights and responsibilities
  • How to retain and support volunteers 
  • Book your place now!

When and Where
Monday 15 May, 5.30-8.30pm
Sydenham Neighbourhood House
Level 1
1 Station Street, Watergardens Town Centre 
Taylors Lakes


Social Enterprise: Is it the Most Suitable Option?

Facilitated by Non Profit Training 

This workshop will assist community groups who have never established a social enterprise before to ascertain if it is the most suitable option to achieve their goals. The workshop will cover: 

  • What is a social enterprise and why establish one?
  • Questions to ask your organisation before considering a social enterprise
  • The difference between a not for profit, for profit and a social enterprise
  • A template for building a social enterprise

When and Where
Tuesday 30 May, 9.30am-12noon
Visy Cares Hub
80B Harvester Road, Sunshine

Bookings open two weeks prior to the session date.


Grant Writing Workshops

Facilitated by Debby Maziarz 

These workshops provide your community group with a step-by-step guide through the grant application process, from idea generation through to the final acquittal report. 

The sessions cover: 

  • Planning a community project 
  • Tips for approaching funding bodies 
  • Understanding the grant application 
  • What funding bodies are looking for in a project budget 
  • How to evaluate a community project 

When and Where

  • Grant Writing Workshop 1: Monday 5 June, 5.30pm-8.30pm 
  • Grant Writing Workshop 2: Wednesday 14 June 9.30am-12.30pm

Sydenham Neighbourhood House
Level 1, 1 Station Street,
Watergardens Town Centre, Taylors Lakes


If you have any questions, please contact Council on 9249 4418 or email