Some frequently asked questions and answers to assist you with your understanding of the Go Clubs Program.
Q – Isn’t this just more work for our clubs?
A – No, this program isn’t designed to be onerous for clubs. In fact the accreditation program serves a dual purpose in allowing a streamlined process for Council to engage and assist clubs, and to provide a template for the growth and sustainability of your club.
Most of the steps are requirements of the Office of Fair Trading, and information already required by clubs to book a Council field. All details collected will only be used by us to assist your club in the future in terms of compliance with OFT regulations and the development of strategies in line with the club’s constitution.
Q – What does the Accreditation program involve?
A – The Accreditation Program provides for the ongoing development of clubs through a ten stage model. Most of the steps are requirements of the Office of Fair Trading, and information already required by clubs to book a Council field. These details will only be used by us to assist your club in the future in terms of compliance with OFT regulations and the development of strategies in line with the club’s constitution. There are some fantastic rewards upon increasing your level of Go Clubs Accreditation.
Q – How much work is involved?
A – The program isn’t designed to be onerous on clubs, however the amount of work required ranges with each level of accreditation. Some levels can be completed in less than 5 minutes while others may take up to 10 hours to compile development plans.The higher the level of accreditation, the more work involved, however this work is not without reward.
Q – What will my club get out of this program?
A – There are some fantastic rewards upon increasing your level of accreditation. For example, once a club reaches a Level 4 Accreditation, they are eligible to:
- lease a Council facility
- apply for a Council Grant
- receive a letter of support for a non-Council grant; and
- use ground staff through NEATO Employment Services for facility maintenance.
Q – I am looking to start my own club, what do I need to do and what tools are available to help me?
A – Starting a club can be done in 5 steps. These 5 steps can be viewed on our Starting a Club page.
Q - I want to find more information about grants, where can I go?
A – We have a web page with a comprehensive list of grants available. This page will provide you with all the knowledge you need in order to source additional funding for your club. We have also compiled a Fundraising, Sponsorship and Grants Guide which is an easy support tool for all grant programs.
Q – I have just been appointed as a treasurer of a club and am not sure what that entails, can you help me?
A – A Treasurer is the Club’s Chief Financial Officer who is responsible for all day to day expenditure including financial record keeping, planning and budgeting and monitoring and reporting on the clubs financial position.To assist club members with committee member duties, we have compiled a comprehensive list of position descriptions for all volunteer club members. These position descriptions outline the duties and desired skills for each position.
Q – Our Club needs to look at strategies for the future, can you help me?
A – All clubs should use strategic planning as a basis for managing their operations. A Club Development Plan ( PDF, 0.93 MB ) (may also be known by other similar names such as a Development Plan or Strategic Plan), identifies a path for your club to follow.
Q – How can I subscribe my club to the Go Clubs newsletter?
A – You can subscribe your club to the Go Clubs newsletter by simply completing the Newsletter Subscription Online Form (SQUIZ).
Q – Who are our partners and what value do they offer my club?
A – A comprehensive list of our partners and their benefits can be found on our Partners page.
Q – How can I get in touch with the partners?
A – All partners information, including who you can talk to about assistance with your clubs operations, can be found on our Partners page.
Q – I’m a business interested in partnering with the Go Clubs program, who can I get in touch with?
A – Our Program Development Officer, can assist with any potential partnership opportunities your business may be interested in. Contact Council if you are interested.