Community training

Community groups and clubs have a wide range of legal, financial and operational responsibilities. Gympie Regional Council provides free or heavily subsidised training to help community organisations meet these growing expectations.

By attending training, committee members, volunteers and staff can gain new skills so they can better serve their members and the wider community and ensure the longevity of their organisation.

Council encourages community, sport and recreation organisations to attend our training workshops held throughout the year.

Upcoming workshops

Grant Writing Workshop
Thursday 30 August 2018, 5.15pm to 6.15pm 
The Pavilion, 77 Exhibition Road, Gympie

This workshop will improve your skills in the competitive field of grant writing. Gain practical, first-hand knowledge on how to write grant applications, where to look for funding and how to budget correctly.
Register online for this workshop.
Fundraising in the Real World Workshop
Tuesday 4 September 2018, 3.30pm to 5pm 
Kandanga Public Hall, 81 Main Street, Kandanga
Learn how to develop an annual fundraising plan, make money through special events and other fundraising options and how to access them.  You will also hear practical advice on how to rally the troops without burning them out.
Register online for this workshop. RSVP 31 August 2018.
Professional Development
National Standards for Volunteer Involvement Workshop
Tuesday 25 September 2018, 9am to 2.30pm
Fossickers Room, Gympie Civic Centre, 32 Mellor Street, Gympie Regional Council
Cost: $110 (inc GST) 
Council is supporting Gympie Region Volunteer Centre in hosting a workshop on The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement, with training provided by Volunteering Queensland.
This workshop will provide an overview of the Standards, along with resourcs and reading material. 
During the workshop you will receive some practical advice on implementing the Standards in your workplace, while discussing ideas and concerns. 
For further information or to RSVP, please contact Gympie Region Volunteer Centre on 0408 992 822 or email 
Council is also partnering with Sport & Recreation Services, Department of Housing and Public Works, to host the following FREE workshops for sport and community organisations volunteers.  
Please register online at  

Marketing & Sponsorship Workshop
Thursday 7 November 2018, 6pm to 9pm 
The Pavilion, 77 Exhibition Road, Gympie
This workshop explores the benefits of a sound marketing strategy in securing sponsorship and attracting new members and volunteers. Utilise effective communication strategies around your club’s activities and facilities to attract new members, volunteers and sponsors.
For further information on these workshops, please contact North Coast Regional Office on 5459 6176 or email


Further information

Please contact Council's Community Development Team on 1300 307 800 or email