Community sector resources

The City of Port Phillip is home to more than 200 community groups. We're building stronger communities through a range of initiatives and support programs for local groups.

Community Sector News

Community Sector News is our free monthly electronic newsletter for staff and volunteers of local community groups. The newsletter offers information about:

  • training and professional development
  • grants and funding
  • events
  • other programs and initiatives
  • community profile

Sign up for Community Sector News

Community training calendar

We run free training sessions to build the capacity of local community groups and non-profit organisations.

Upcoming training:

New sessions for the 24/25 training calendar year will be published soon.

Training topics that have been delivered in the past include:

  • Grant writing
  • De-escalation and conflict resolution for public facing roles
  • Social media marketing for your community group
  • Governance
  • Transgender awareness training
  • Ageism awareness training
  • Understanding financials for committees and community groups.

Port Phillip Volunteer Coordinators Network

The Port Phillip Volunteer Coordinator Network (PPVCN) meets quarterly to discuss all things volunteering. It's an opportunity for volunteer coordinators to offer peer support, share resources, learn from guest speakers and build capacity in the volunteering sector of Port Phillip.

To become a member, please fill out a membership form.

Community flagpole bookings

A community flagpole is located at each town hall and is available for booking by community members.

The Community Flagpole Scheme Guidelines provide guidance on appropriate access and allocation to the community flagpoles:

The flagpoles provide a key opportunity to celebrate and embrace the diversity of the community and to support the strategic directions of the Council Plan.

Contact us

Our Grants and Community Building team is here to help with general queries, access or support to help you participate in these events.

Send us a message on My Port Phillip.

Phone: 03 9209 6777

Interpreters are available upon request.