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Incorporation takes SJ Seniors from strength to strength

The SJ Seniors Group is the latest community organisation to benefit from becoming incorporated.

2 October 2017
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The SJ Seniors Group is the latest community organisation to benefit from becoming incorporated. Assisted by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s Community Services team, the group were guided through the online incorporation process and are thrilled with the range of benefits now available to them.

Shire President Cr John Erren said that the Shire provides many services such as this to help support local community groups and clubs.

“Becoming incorporated means that the SJ Seniors Group is now able to apply for direct funding with the Shire and other funding bodies in their own right,” Cr Erren said. “It also grants them eligibility through the Shire’s new Sundries Grant Program for the reimbursement of their incorporation fee and will also be eligible for reimbursement of insurance costs for Public Liability. These costs are often a huge detriment to groups who simply can’t afford to insure themselves.”

The Shire’s Community Engagement officers have been encouraging incorporated community groups to update their constitutions with the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (formerly Department of Commerce), ready for when the new Associations Incorporations Act 2015 comes into effect.

For more information regarding assistance for your group, club, or organisation, call the Community Services team on 9526 1111. To find out about the grants offered by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, visit our Community Grants Program page.