Community training

Image showing a diverse group of women and girls smiling, laughing, and holding flowers, one is throwing petals into the air.

Sharpen your skills by joining Yarra's free community training program. Different sessions are run throughout the year to support not-for profit and community organisations in Yarra to help them run as effectively as possible. 

This is a great opportunity for people involved in local community organisations to seek advice and information about how to apply for grants, managing relationships, project management and media strategies.

The program is aimed at community leaders, managers, coordinators, members of management committees or people considering joining management committees of not-for profit community organisations. The training is designed in a sequence and you can attend one session or come to them all.

The 2022 community training program is currently being developed. 

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Training topics for 2021 

  • Leading and Managing Volunteers

  • Budget Planning for Community Groups

  • The Occasional Counsellor

  • Successful Grant Writing

  • Building a culturally competent organisation

  • Event Marketing and Promotion

  • Securing your Future with a Fundraising Plan

  • Leading Though Challenging Times

  • Help Wanted

  • Building Community with Social Media

  • Governance Training for Community Groups

  • Evaluating Project and Programs


Have a question?

If you have a question about the community training program, you can ask us online, or call us on 9205 5555. 

Cover image: This image was taken during a workshop collaboration between The Clubhouse at Fitzroy Learning Network and Bus Projects. Throughout October 2016, artists: Nina Mulhall, Minna Gilligan, Atong Atem, Daisy Catterall and Sheena Colquhoun ran workshops with a group of girls at The Clubhouse. The workshops celebrated the participants, their relationships, the things they like and that are important to them in life. Participants explored ideas of self-identity and representation and how to express this with new forms of verbal and visual exchange, using the tools of each of the mentoring artists: collage, photography, drawing and zines. This has been captured in a special printed publication which was launched at the 2017 Melbourne Art Book Fair. Photograph credited to Bus Projects.