Our City Connect program supports neighbourhood connections and offers assistance to not-for-profit community groups operating on the Gold Coast.
Local community groups and volunteers contribute to the liveability and wellbeing of our city. We also partner with representatives from community groups, local businesses and other levels of government to support the sustainability of our community groups.
The Community Services Industry Alliance offers free resources for community organisations to assist with planning, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information including how to plan for business continuity, visit the CSIA COVID-19 website.
Our community offers a free resource for community organisations to manage a COVID-safe workplace. The comprehensive Creating a COVID-19-Safe Workplace guide sets out the steps your organisation needs to take when you're thinking of bringing your people - your staff, managers and volunteers - back to their usual workplace.
The City of Gold Coast assists Gold Coast community organisations with information on external grants and funding, including throughout this COVID-19 period. Subscribe to future editions of our grants eNewsletter.
We also provide grant writing information for community organisations. For information that will assist you in your grant writing, see our tips for grants success.
Queensland’s community organisations are encouraged to think about how they could use volunteers from the Queensland Government’s Care Army to assist with meeting the needs of older and vulnerable people in their communities during COVID-19.
This could be achieved through phone calls or video chats to check on the wellbeing of older and vulnerable Queenslanders and help reduce the impacts of social isolation. It could also involve the non-contact delivery of food, medication and essential items, driving older people to appointments, mowing lawns, or similar chores.
The safety and health of Care Army volunteers and the safety, health and privacy of those they assist is of primary importance. If you need volunteers or want to find out more about how Care Army volunteers can work in your community with your teams, contact Volunteering Queensland directly on 07 3002 7600.
Visit our Community support page for additional COVID-19 information.