What are you looking for?

With the support of Lotterywest, Inclusion Solutions is inviting 10 local government authorities (LGAs) and peak bodies from across Western Australia to be a part of the Building Inclusive Communities WA (BICWA) project in 2021.

The BICWA project will assist LGAs and peak bodies through capacity building, mentoring and a range of practical supports to ensure all people, regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, feel a sense of belonging, can actively participate in community life and have a valued role to play.


The Opportunity

Each and every day, communities all around Australia are becoming more culturally, linguistically, and religiously diverse than ever before. With these changes, comes an ever increasing need to ensure communities have the skills and capacity to embrace and support all people, regardless of their background.

Reduced funding and shift away from direct service delivery by many LGAs, coupled with the increased isolation due to the COVID-19 health pandemic have highlighted the increased need for social inclusion.

 

This presents an exciting opportunity for LGAs and peak bodies to be at the forefront of this movement, to position themselves as leaders in this space and to begin or continue their journey in creating more inclusive, vibrant and connected communities.

For $26,000 worth of value, each LGA or peak body will only be required to contribute $3,200 to be a part of the BICWA project – a saving of 87.7% of the full cost.

Applications to be part of the BICWA project are due 5pm, Friday 19 February 2021.

We have found previously that people with disabilities have often not been included in traditional club environments or operate separately. We hope that by working with Inclusion Solutions we can assist clubs to enhance whole of club opportunities for people with disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This will build stronger clubs within our community and create greater opportunities for all community members.

Joshua Marocchi
Leisure Services Officer and Club Development  – City of Swan 

What’s Involved in the Project

  • A Supportive Partnership
    By working together, supporting one-another, and keeping in regular contact, greater project outcomes can be achieved.
  • Community Workshops
    Workshops provide an interactive learning experience combining both theory and practical examples to help clubs and community groups to identify barriers to participation, start conversations and identify challenges and opportunities specific to their group.
  • Club Renovation Toolkit
    This toolkit is an 8-week online webinar series which gives community groups, sporting and recreational clubs the skills to build and strengthen their groups, attract new members and promote social inclusion.
  • Community Development Toolkit
    This 6-week course provides Club and Community Development staff with practical tools and resources to support clubs and community groups to create inclusive experiences for all people.
  • Community Webinars
    Webinars provide clubs and community groups the opportunity to learn about social inclusion from the comfort of their own home or office. Covering a range of topics, each webinar provides participants with practical skills and resources to give them the confidence to strengthen their club or community group.
  • Club Mentoring 
    Our mentoring process supports clubs and community groups to increase connection with the wider community, increase membership and volunteerism and become more socially inclusive. Mentoring is an ongoing process where we build a strong relationship with a club or group, identify their goals and work together in ways that best work for them.
  • Professional Development
    Professional development sessions are tailored and interactive opportunities for staff within local government to learn about social inclusion and how it directly relates to their position and work.

Interested to find out more?

Come along to one of the upcoming Information Sessions to find out more about the project or reach our team to have a chat.

Wednesday 03 February 2021
11.00am – 12.30pm
Tomasi Room, Bendat Community Centre
36 Dodd Street, Wembley, WA 6014
Light lunch provided
Click here to register for your free ticket!

Thursday 04 February 2021
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Online Via Zoom
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Information Sheet

APPLICATION FORM

Applications to be part of the BICWA project are due 5pm, Friday 19 February 2021.