Landcare in a box provides Landcare and other community groups with a comprehensive toolbox of:
Landcare in a Box is an initiative of the National Landcare Network, resourced by Landcare NSW, the National Landcare Programme and funded originally by NSW DPI.
A comprehensive list of policies and best practice protocols is provided here. They cover work health and safety, administration; human resources; and, contractual agreements. The list includes templates and checklists for office bearers and committees. Word documents are provided so they can be modified to suit your needs:
Fact sheets covering work health and safety; administration; human resources; and, corporate governance.
Some useful documents on corporate governance for you to download:
There are also heaps of other governance resources and websites out there that are useful to Landcare groups! Here’s a selection:
Consumer and Business Affairs – The first stop for information on how to become an incorporated association. Incorporation is a voluntary, simple and inexpensive means of establishing a legal entity, separate from the individual members. Incorporated Associations are not profit organizations. http://www.cbs.sa.gov.au/
SA Government Office for Volunteers – the Office for Volunteers provides support programs to build the capacity of community organisations. It has a wide range of resources, support programmes, information, and fact sheets, such as Sponsorship guide for community groups. SA Govt Office for Volunteers.
Volunteering SA – NT has an extensive range of services, support and resources. http://www.volunteeringsa.org.au/VSA_HOME
Landcare Australia Limited- extensive range of information, tools, resources, case studies, news and events for Landcare Groups.
ClubInfo – office bearer roles, induction kit templates, policy templates www.clubhelp.org.au/governance
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) – established by the Commonwealth Government, the ACNC is dedicated to improving governance of non-profit organisations. www.acnc.gov.au/tools
Institute of Community Directors – information, tools, training and qualifications for Australian not-for-profit boards. www.communitydirectors.com.au
Justice Connect – free and low cost legal information, training, phone advice and referrals to specialist pro bono lawyers at member law firms (previously PilchConnect). www.justiceconnect.org.au/nfplaw