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Resource Links

The following organisations provide a range of resources for community groups on topics such as governance, financial management, chairing meetings, incorporation and grant applications. Most of the resources are FREE!!

Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria

The Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria (DSCV) is a free dispute resolution service funded by the Victorian Government for individuals and clubs and groups. DSCV provides mediation services, as well as training and accrediting mediators to national standards.
http://www.disputes.vic.gov.au/

Consumer Affairs Victoria
http://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/clubs-and-not-for-profits
This site offers lots of information about how to set up and run a club or not-for-profit, and apply for grants. All the information you need to decide whether to incorporate or not is on this link.

Grassroots Grants
http://www.mav.asn.au
Designed as a resource kit, this webpage has all the information you need to get ‘grant ready’. How to build relationships, prepare submissions and manage projects.
Includes PDF and ‘Word doc’ templates that you can download and apply to your projects.

Infoxchange
http://www.infoxchange.net.au/
Low cost computers for community organisations, training and news bulletins.

Our Community
http://www.ourcommunity.com.au/
Wide range of information, books, newsletters, training and grants information including Easy Grants Newsletter.

Victoria's Volunteering Portal
http://www.volunteer.vic.gov.au/
A best practice toolkit, information on grants and training opportunities.

Volunteering Australia 
http://www.volunteeringaustralia.org
Resources, training, newsletter and grant information.

Volunteering Victoria
http://www.volunteeringvictoria.org.au/
Resources, training, newsletter and grant information.