Our Socially Inclusive Communities projects build the capacity of Local Government Authorities to create more inclusive, better-connected communities. This initiative will support your organisation and local community with a range of training workshops, mentoring, advocacy, strategy and personalised support.
Thank you to all of you for demonstrating a real interest in changing lives through facilitating inclusive opportunities for all people in our communities.
Community Development Officer – City of Mandurah
Through our Socially Inclusive Communities projects, we are able to build long term relationships with Local Government Authorities (LGA) and their surrounding community. We work closely with LGA’s to provide mentoring for local community clubs and groups, specialised training workshops for LGA staff and the greater community, as well as professional development opportunities for key staff members within the organisation. These relationships extend well past the project period and work to create a connected network of staff, clubs and individuals throughout the community.
How has the Socially Inclusive Communities project changed community?
Margaret River Hockey
The Margaret River Hockey Club (MRHC) were selected by the Shire of Augusta – Margaret River and although their ethos and success on the hockey field was great, they did not have a field or club rooms to call their own. MRHC showed a great desire in improving the club’s operations and culture. After attending two workshops through the SICWA initiative, they realised very quickly they were on the right track. With the support of their LGA and Inclusion Solutions, along with other instrumental stockholders, MRHC were able to secure funding to build their very own turf facility.
While the ‘Bring Hockey Home’ project to secure turf funding was paramount, through mentoring the club was able to engage additional key stakeholders, boost the profile of the club and improve relationships with the LGA and SSA.
Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club
Through the work of the SICWA project in 2018, Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club (MSLSC) celebrated groundbreaking new program, known as Starfish Nippers, for their members. This program, originally from the eastern states, was the first of its kind in Western Australia, and gave children from low participation backgrounds the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of surf life saving in a way that is modified to each individual.
MSLSC went on to win 3 awards at the Mandurah Sports Awards 2019, including Mandurah Sports Club of the Year.
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Interested in becoming a Socially Inclusive Community?
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