Byron Community Centre Volunteer Hub is holding Grant Writing Workshops led by Jim Beatson and Cherie Bromley. Over the past five years Jim has brought in around $400,000 for mainly arts and infrastructure projects and around a million dollars for a number of non-profits before moving to Byron.
Cherie has been writing grants in Byron for the last 4 years, with grants focussing on community projects.
We are holding three stand-alone workshops with a limit of 15 places for each one. This enables us to make them practical and intimate. Each person only attends one workshop.
It’s free if you complete the short course. The two and a half hour session costs $61, but you receive a $30 refund after you complete your first grant application (regardless of outcome) and a second $30 refund with your second application (regardless of outcome). And each person will receive free mentoring for your first two grant applications. And you will be emailed a complete list of all Australian grants free each month for the coming years.
“While there is strong competition for grants by artists and community-based organisations across Australia first timers can still be successful,” explains Jim. “Grant writers are usually practical people who don’t give up easily, are good at lateral thinking and follow-through.” It’s suited only for those who put thought and effort into it. And there are tricks that funding bodies won’t tell you about. But we will.”
Cherie says “There is a formula to writing successful grants, it’s not that hard to do, but it is becoming a much more competitive.”
The session will cover: how to find grants, framing your application, what’s in a name; large and small grants; liaising with grant bodies; budgeting; acquittals; grant short cuts; income for grant writers.
Optional workshop dates:
Tuesday, 19th September: 10am – 1pm OR 5.30pm – 8pm
OR Wednesday 20th September: 1pm – 4pm
Registration to all of these times is available through the above ticket link.
Held in the Verandah Room