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Justice Connect Not-for-profit-law run training webinars on a range of common legal issues faced by community organisations and individuals within them.
Auspicing for Not-for-profits Webinar
Tuesday 29 October – 12.45–2pm
Auspicing can be a great way for community groups to access grants and funding, trial a new project or program, or hold a one-off event. Have you heard the term auspicing and want to know more about how it can help your group? Or are you in an auspicing arrangement already and want to learn more?
In this 75-minute webinar an overview of the auspicing process and the key legal issues to consider will be provided.
Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Status - what it is and how to apply Webinar
Tuesday 12 November – 12.45-2pm
Deductible gift recipient (DGR) status is highly sought after. When not-for-profits have DGR their donors are able to claim a tax deduction on the gift. DGR status may help not-for-profits access more donations, grants and fundraising proceeds. Laws in this area are complex and navigating the rules for obtaining and keeping DGR status can be tricky. Join us for an informative webinar and our principal lawyer, Anna, will break things down into simple terms.
Employment Law for Not-for-profits Webinar
Tuesday 19 November – 12.45-2pm
A fast-moving workforce of a not-for-profit organisation can present a number of employment law challenges. Realities in the sector such as fixed term funding and evolving programs can mean staff come and go or change roles frequently. Join our lawyers and they’ll step you through the key legal issues that arise when someone’s position changes or when the employment relationship comes to an end.
Financial Reporting for Not-for-profits Webinar
Tuesday 26 November – 12.45-2pm
The end of the year is fast approaching so now is the perfect time to make sure you understand your organisation’s obligations around keeping records and reporting on financial performance. In this 75-minute webinar you'll gain an overview of your obligations and useful tools and tips to help you manage your organisation’s financial reporting requirements.
Bookings for all the above webinar sessions are required. For further details and to browse the Webinars On Demand listing go to - https://www.nfplaw.org.au/training/individuals
2019/20 Volunteer Grants - Now Open!
The intended outcome of this grant program is to strengthen community functioning by increasing participation in volunteering. Whilst this round closes in April, funding is capped at $66,000 per electorate so get in early! Click into news item for further details & eligibility for LVI Member Groups.
Communities Combating Pest and Weed Impacts During Drought Program - Biosecurity Management of Pests and Weeds Round 2 - Closing 5 February!
The objectives of the program are to assist communities manage the negative impacts of pest animals and weeds during drought, stimulate economic activity and facilitate local employment in the areas where projects take place. Whilst this funding round is for local councils, if your area is affected by drought you can approach your local council and collaborate! Click into news item for further information.
Community Conservation Grants - Closing 14 February!
The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) invites grant applications for conservation projects to assist in the protection of our native species, habitats, landscapes and cultural heritage. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for both field projects and education programs that have a direct outcome for nature conservation in Australia. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
Bushfire Support Resources
Landcare Australia has put together an extensive list of support resources for bushfire affected communities. Click into news item for link.
LVI Landcare Voices Project - New Interviews!
Three new interviews from Fergus Irving, Frankie & Graeme MacLennan and Peter Jennings are now available online as part of LVI's ongoing Landcare Voices Project. So far, 19 interviews have been conducted, capturing the oral history of Landcare from across the state. Click into news item to listen.