Grassroots Community Governance

decoration

The TCF knows all too well that volunteers are vital to community connection, safety, health, and wellbeing.
Many communities and organisations are reliant on volunteers to take on committee or board positions to support effective governance, and in many cases operations of their organisation.
As the TCF team travels around the state meeting communities and organisations, one issue is regularly raised - the difficulty of recruiting volunteers and ensuring that existing and new volunteers have the knowledge and skills to take on the roles required to keep organisations and initiatives running.
These concerns are more pronounced in rural and regional areas.

To help meet this need in the community, the TCF is implementing a new program to strengthen the governance capability and confidence of the many volunteers working in community organisations around the state by running a state-wide series of governance workshops.

The TCF’s Grassroots Community Governance program aims to build knowledge and give people the confidence to take on and stay in volunteer roles.

Latrobe-based Alkas Consulting has been awarded the grant to conduct the 45 workshops over three years in all corners of the state, including King and Flinders Island.

The workshops that will be delivered by Steve Allen, Donna Bain and Ella Dixon will kick off in February 2022.  The 2022 schedule is:

Local Government Area

Proposed Town

Original Date

Derwent Valley

New Norfolk

8/04/2022

Glenorchy

Glenorchy

9/04/2022

Flinders Island

Whitemark

30/04/2022

Latrobe

Latrobe

6/05/2022

Central Coast

Penguin

7/05/2022

Tasman

Nubeena

3/06/2022

Sorell

Sorell

4/06/2022

George Town

George Town

1/07/2022

Dorset

Bridport

2/07/2022

West Tamar

Exeter

5/08/2022

Meander Valley

Deloraine

6/08/2022

West Coast

Queenstown

2/09/2022

Burnie

Burnie

3/09/2022

Glamorgan-Spring Bay

Triabunna

21/10/2022

Northern Midlands

Campbell Town

22/10/2022

Booking and event details will be available soon.  Keep an eye out on the Grassroots Community Governance Tasmania facebook page.

Across the three years at least one workshop will be held in every municipality