Dunedin Community Accounting: A
service for Not-for-Profits: DCA offers free training and advice to
treasurers of small not-for-profit groups. If you were coerced
into the role of treasurer and are unsure of your responsibilities, or
if you have some tricky questions needing answers, call (03) 471 6177,
to make an appointment. This service is available
Monday evenings, at Dunedin Community House, Moray Place, Dunedin.
This service is proudly supported by the Dunedin City Council and the
University of Otago School of Business. See
www.dca.org.nz for more information.
/ Funding Calendar:
these calendars are now
online. Use these calendars when planning your club's activities and
fundraising. To see what is on
click here for the events calendar; to check out funding application
click here. Don't forget to tell us of your event:
click here to email us the details.
Making Funding Applications Easy!
you need to know on one page.
Click here to view. If you are responsible for grants for your club
and don't know where to start, call Jean Proctor on 03 419 0247.
Enquires are welcome.
this link to the Charities Commission website to learn about the
benefits of registering with the Commission.
returns: Registered charities must file an annual
return within six months of balance date. View the Commission's
information sheet by
Sports Clubs seeking charitable status
Various funders are now looking for Charities Commission
registration before granting funds to applicant groups. View this
Tools to run your sports club: follow
this link to view SPARC's 'club kit'. All you need to know about
running a sports club.
Click here to
visit Sport Otago’s website, for local information on sports, events and
July 2010 (PDF, 814kb, new window)
download the latest issue of the Office for the Community and Voluntary
Kenyon’s 10 Key Community Development Beliefs
Peter Kenyon is a social capitalist and community enthusiast. Over the
last decade he has worked with over 1000 communities throughout
Australia and overseas seeking to facilitate fresh and creative ways
that stimulate community and economic renewal. He is motivated by the
desire to create healthy, caring, inclusive, sustainable and
enterprising communities. See
for more information
lasting community change always originates from within, and local
residents in that community are the best
experts on how to activate that change.
Community residents act responsibly when they care, and support what
Building and nourishing relationships is at the core of building
healthy and inclusive communities.
Communities have never been built by dwelling on their deficiencies,
needs and problems. Communities respond creatively when the
focus is on resources, capacities, strengths and aspirations.
strength of a community is directly proportional to the level that the
diversity of its residents desire, and are able to contribute their
abilities and assets to the wellbeing of their community. Every
single person has capacities, abilities, gifts and ideas, and living a
good life depends on whether those capacities can be used, abilities
expressed, gifts given and ideas shared.
every community something works. Instead of asking “what’s
wrong, and how do we fix it”, ask “what’s worked, and how do we get
more of it”. It generates energy and creativity.
Creating positive change begins simply with conversation. It is
the way that human beings have always though together, and initiated
fun needs to be a high priority in all community building efforts.
central factor in sustainable change is local leadership and its
continuous development and renewal.
starting point for change is always mindset and positive attitudes.