Not-for-Profit Community Organisations

  1. Team Overview
  2. Key Projects
  3. Workshops and Workbooks
  4. Building Capacity
  5. Increasing Resilience

Livingstone Shire Council's Community Development and Sport and Recreation team understands the important role not-for-profit community organisations hold in the local community in providing worthwhile opportunities for participation in a wide variety of activities that improve the overall health and wellbeing of participants, as well as improve the vibrancy of the Livingstone community. 

The Community Development and Sport and Recreation team works closely with hundreds of not-for-profit community organisations across the Shire and is committed to supporting development of these organisations through build capacities and increasing resilience. In line with this commitment, a suite of Quick Guides have been developed in collaboration with industry professionals to provide key information to not-for-profit community organisations on important topics including:
          - governance;
          - strategic planning;
          - grant writing;
          - building volunteers;
          - and many more.

The Community Development and Sport and Recreation team is involved in the development of a number of key community infrastructure projects. Community consultation and key stakeholder engagement are vital drivers throughout these developments to ensure infrastructure is built inline with best practice standards, meets all associated State or National guidelines, and is fit for purpose by the end user - whether that be the local community or not-for-profit community organisations. 

Council boasts a number of high quality community facilities which enable participation in a range of activities. The Community Development and Sport and Recreation team works with a number of internal and external stakeholders to ensure these facilities are made available to the local community, managed professionally in line with all relevant tenure agreements or contracts, and maintained at a high standard. 

The Community Development and Sport and Recreation team is available to meet with clubs or associations to discuss any opportunities for development and provide guidance or support in undertaking associated activities. 

Feel free to contact the Community Development and Sport and Recreation team on the below particulars:


          Livingstone Shire Council
          ATTN: Community Development and Sport and Recreation
          PO Box 2292
          Yeppoon QLD  4703

          (07) 4913 5000

The Community Development and Sport and Recreation Team 

Key Documents

Livingstone Community Grants Support

Livingstone Shire Council with support from Keppel Bay Sailing Club and Inverness Yeppoon administer the Livingstone Community Grants Scheme. Each round provides up to $2000 funding to eligible not-for-profit group initiatives through an application and assessment process (using the SmartyGrants software system). 

There are two rounds per year and groups are encouraged to attend information sessions and speak with the team about how they can submit the best application possible. 

More information is available here.
The next round will open in August 2019.

For details of other funding opportunities available, click here.