Active Canberra supports local clubs and associations to develop and improve the capacity of their organisations and people to deliver quality sport and recreation programs to the community.
Active Canberra conducts seminars and workshops throughout the year on specific sport and recreation industry issues. Workshop topics are selected based on current trends and industry needs, and provide relevant and practical information to assist clubs and associations in the administration of their organisation. Please refer to the Education and Training Calendar for dates.
Resources from previous workshops:
Developed for the Active Canberra Social Media workshops, these templates provide the first step towards developing a Social Media policy. They are designed to be used by all levels of sport from clubs to NSO's.
- Social Media Definitions (PDF 390 KB)
- Social and Digital Framework (PDF 374 KB)
- Generic Social Media Policy (Word 27 KB)
In this audio series Canberra marketing identity Bob Crawshaw chats with specialists (9.6 Mb) involved in key areas of fundraising, marketing, managing volunteers and more.
The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF), Sport Incentive Program (SIP) works in partnership with sporting and community clubs of all sizes to raise funds for projects that will enhance their club or sport. Whether you're raising funds to build a new clubhouse or team rooms, upgrading lighting, purchasing sports equipment, or raising funds to improve coaching, support team travel or many other sporting projects, partnering with the ASF through SIP is a great way to attract donors.
By registering your project with ASF, donations made through the ASF are tax deductible (donation of $2 or more). Donors can nominate a project as their preferred beneficiary, with those funds provided to the project by the ASF through a grant.
ASF will help organisations with marketing and fundraising ideas and provide guidance on your project as required. ASF will also help raise the profile of your project by showcasing it on their website through your own project page, including providing you with online donation facilities to make processing donations and managing your fundraising project easier.
Club Health Check
The Australian Sports Commission has designed an online assessment tool called the Club Health Check. It aims to help sporting clubs examine how they are operating and identify areas of improvement.
The Club Health Check looks at a number of factors that are crucial to success, and combines these results to build an overall picture of the way your club carries out its operations. The Club Health Check is the first step in growing your club and helping to make it sustainable.
The online assessment should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete. It is recommended that two or three people from your club complete the online assessment together. Once you have completed the assessment, a detailed report will be emailed to you. This report will identify improvements and growth areas for your organisation.
ASC Resource Library
The Australian Sports Commission online library contains over 450 resources to assist clubs to move forward in their development and work towards improving the services they offer to their members.
- Starting a club
- Club management
- Information management
- People management
Developed to assist sporting organisations develop better plans at both a strategic and operational level. The guide explains the value of good plans, the planning process, the format of a good plan (including examples aimed at assisting sporting organisations) and how to implement and review effective plans.
Many National Sporting Organisations have developed their own club development programs and resources to meet the specific requirements of the sport such as Gymnastics Australia Club 10 program, Swimming Australia GO Club program and Australian Rugby Union Running Rugby Program.
Contact your national federation or visit their website to see what sport specific resources are available to help you with the administration and management of your club.
- ASC Resource Library
- Clubs On-line - Department of Sport and Recreation WA
- Running your Club - NSW Sport and Recreation
Project Officer - Education and Training
Phone: (02) 6207 2073 (+61 International)
Fax: (02) 6207 2071 (+61 International)
Postal Address: PO Box 147 Civic Square Canberra ACT 2608