There are often existing free or low cost resources and networks that can help you achieve your goals. Here are a few:
Local community neighbourhood centres are a rich local resource of community knowledge, local networks and can often be used as venues for small community groups to gather: Find A Centre – Local Community Services Association.
With over 600,000 community groups across Australia there may be one you can join, link into for additional support or learn how they achieved their goals: Community Directories – ourcommunity.com.au.
This US-based not-for-profit makes finding, choosing and using online tools and software easy for community organisations. They have many detailed free resources and low cost training modules: Idealware | Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions.
This website lists free business tools that can be of use to a small community group including Open Office, customer relationship management systems, web conferencing and presentation tools: Free Business Tools.