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how to build a community labyrinth

We have many experienced community labyrinth builders in the ALN, so come on in! This page is designed to provide information useful to people wanting to build community labyrinths. If you have a specific request, please email with details of where you live, what you are hoping to achieve, and what resources you already have, and we will try and put you in touch with one of our experienced members who can help you.  Start reading below.

Building the labyrinth at San Remo, Victoria

how to find out about grants and assistance for not-for-profit organisations

Our Community is an organisation with 80,000 members that provides free membership to any number of members of a not-for-profit organisation (NFP). To register you will need the organisation's ABN and to answer a few questions.   

Benefits include  access to Institute of Community Directors Australia - the best-practice governance network for members of Australian NFPs. It provides valuable access to legal questions, templates and policies.

The FUNDING CENTRE is another NFP resource, which provides regular updates of information about grants and funding applications in Australia. Membership fees are$ 200 for up to 10 individual users ($125 single user) – these users have their own login and can access the Funding Centre from anywhere. 

Club Grants  provide a good guide about the information required  to apply for a grant.  It is advised to be well prepared in advance with  the ABN , bank details, Contact names of public Officer and Treasurer with authority  in your orgnisation  , links to documents that support  your application  before  you start looking as grants are time limited  and those that match  the need with the grantee  as rare and  need to be  entered asap.  

engaging with local council

One of the most valued team in your local Council are the Community Development Officers. Their job is to support programmes aimed at reducing poverty and helping to improve the lives of people who live in the region. The Community Development Officer can help you with your labyrinth building project as they will know the key people and organisations who you will need to deal with, and what the processes are to get a project approved by Council. They will also know about funding opportunities and any local agencies most likely to be interested in a labyrinth initiative in your area.

how to engage your community     

One effective way is to learn how to use Facebook effectively, as it allows your tribe to get to know, like and trust you, and what you do. 

Here is a list of tips on how to optimise your use of Facebook to get the widest reach.

example of a labyrinth proposal 

Geoff and Lorraine Rodda submitted a proposal to create a Community labyrinth at Royal Park Hospital, Parkville, VIC. Here are the documents so you can see the level of information required, though of course your Council may require additional information:


Appendix A - Photographs

Appendix B - Letters of Support

Letter of support from Michael Stevens, Westmead Children's Hospital

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