Alpine Shire Club Development Program

Volunteers will have a free chance to build and strengthen their community clubs and groups after Council announced the Alpine Shire Club Development Program.

After recognising difficulties faced by volunteer operated community groups, Council launched the program that features workshops on six topics in Mount Beauty and Myrtleford.

Manager Community Services Trevor Britten said Council had responded to local community clubs and groups’ concerns.

“Council recently held community forums aiming to identify key issues for clubs and groups across the Shire and to develop appropriate solutions,” he said.

“In response we have launched a series of free practical hands-on workshops.”

The workshops will cover six topics including

  • Fundraising and financial management
  • Club development and organisational planning
  • Marketing and promoting your club
  • Recruitment and retaining volunteers
  • Organisational governance responsibilities
  • Grant writing and attracting funding

Mr Britten said the workshops are open to all Alpine Shire residents, and attendees were not obliged to attend each session.

“Council is encouraging all representatives from these clubs to get involved in these workshops,” he said.

“The specialist facilitators will teach participants a range of valuable ideas including how to motivate volunteers, fundraising ideas, business plans and how to write a successful grant application.”

The first workshop on fundraising and financial management will be held on Sunday, 10 October at 11am in Mount Beauty. The same workshop will also be held on Sunday, 17 October at 9:30am in Myrtleford.

To register your interest or to find out more information, including dates and locations of workshops call (03) 5755 0555 or visit

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