6. Links and Resources

R U OK? Day www.ruok.org.au/sport is a campaign to benefit all participants, officials, administrators and supporters across the grassroots sporting community.   Additional Mental Health Resources include the AIS Mental Health Referral Network and the Diving Australia Mental Health Contact Poster.

Consumer Affairs Victoria (https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/clubs-and-fundraising) sets the structure for all incorporated associations as well as providing resources and advice.

ClubHelp (www.clubhelp.org.au) is for volunteers in sport and recreation clubs to assist with all aspects of running a successful club.

Play by the Rules (www.playbytherules.net.au) provides free online training, advice and resources to help make your sporting club a safe, fair and inclusive environment for administrators, coaches, officials and players.

Our Community (www.ourcommunity.com.au) is a world-leading social enterprise that provides advice and tools for Australia’s 600,000 not-for-profit community groups and state, private and independent schools, as well as practical linkages between the community sector and the general public, business and government.

Non-For-Profit Support Centre (https://providers.dffh.vic.gov.au/not-profit-organisations) is an online information resource for Victorian not for profit organisations to assist them to comply with their regulatory requirements.

Australian Sports Commission’s Club Development Network (www.ausport.gov.au/supporting/clubs) is a free, online program, providing greater access to Association/Club development resources. Associations/Clubs can download a copy of the Club Development checklist to use when looking at how well their Association/Club is operating and identify areas to improve. Membership is free and also provides access to the Club Development Resource Library and Club Clinic, to assist your Association/Club to continually improve how it operates.

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Grants & Funding (http://www.ausport.gov.au/supporting/funding/grants_and_scholarships) provides a number of opportunities for individuals and sporting organisations to receive funding.

VicHealth (https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding) promotes upcoming funding opportunities as part of their strategic approach to focus on making physical activity participation part of everyday living and competitive and social sport. 

Sports Community (http://sportscommunity.com.au) is a free website with extensive information required by clubs and their volunteers. The site contains over 80 fundraising ideas, all open grants, and hundreds of free procedures, articles and templates containing information to club volunteers on everything from running an AGM to developing strategic plans. 

Sport Integrety Australia (formerly ASADA) (https://www.sportintegrity.gov.au/) promotes education, resources and awareness for creating a clean and fair sporting environment through the prevention of performance-enhancing drugs and practices in sport. The Parent's Guide to Clean Sport is a great new resource for parents, teachers and coaches to help children achieve their sporting goals and also in protecting them from the pitfalls of doping https://www.sportintegrity.gov.au/news/integrity-blog/2019-04/helping-parents-keep-children-safe-sport

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