Community Changemakers Program Application

Next date: Saturday, 19 June 2021 | 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

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Yarra Ranges Council (YRC) invites Yarra Ranges residents (aged 18+) to participate in the Yarra Ranges Community Changemakers Program. This free program will provide engaging learning opportunities in a supportive group environment, so that participants can develop the knowledge, skills, confidence and networks required to create positive change in their communities.

We are looking for Yarra Ranges residents who care about the wellbeing of their local community. They will be people who are motivated to gift their time and talents to build healthy, cohesive, vibrant, sustainable and resilient communities. They will have the courage to embark on a journey of discovery and growth – to learn about themselves, others, and the potential of the places in which they live.

Prior experience in community leadership or changemaking is not required.

The program will be delivered by Liminal by Design, partnering with Tangent Consulting, Hatrick & Co and Yarra Ranges Council.

The program will provide a mix of online and in-person learning opportunities and will adapt to COVID-19 circumstances as required.

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The course will commence in May and conclude in September. Sessions will be hosted on a fortnightly basis (excluding school holidays) on Wednesday nights and select Saturdays.

Wednesday nights, online via Zoom, 6:30pm-8:30pm

  • 19 May
  • 2 June
  • 16 June
  • 21 July
  • 4 August
  • 18 August

Saturdays, in person, Yarra Ranges location TBC, 10am-3:00pm

  • 29 May
  • 19 June
  • 24 July
  • 28 August



To be considered for this program you must agree to the following:
  • Be available to attend ALL sessions
  • Have access to a computer and/or tablet with internet connection for online sessions
  • Have access to transport to travel to in-person sessions
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Yarra Ranges Resident – please provide your address
  • 18 years or over
  • Available to attend all sessions
Selection Process:

There are a maximum of 20 places available for the Yarra Ranges Community Changemakers Program.

Step 1- Interested Yarra Ranges residents submit applications by Wednesday 28 April 5pm

Step 2- Applications reviewed by Council Officers to ensure eligibility criteria (as above) have been met.

Step 3 – Selection Panel assess applications based on selection criteria (see below) and diverse participant representation (in terms of age, Yarra Ranges locality, and interest areas)

Step 4 – Shortlisted community members invited to a 15 minute informal interview

Step 5 – Successful applicants emailed letter of offer, with an acceptance deadline. 

For enquiries  please contact either Jess Adams or Kellie McPherson on 1300 368 333.

Apply via the form below.

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  • Wednesday, 19 May 2021 | 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
  • Saturday, 29 May 2021 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 02 June 2021 | 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 16 June 2021 | 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
  • Saturday, 19 June 2021 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Monday, 21 June 2021 | 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
  • Saturday, 24 July 2021 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 04 August 2021 | 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 18 August 2021 | 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
  • Saturday, 28 August 2021 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM


Wednesday sessions to be held online via Zoom. Saturday sessions to be held in person, locations to be confirmed.

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