Wet Tropics grant writing skills workshop a success

Fourteen people from seven Traditional Owner groups around the Wet Tropics met at Dulabed Malanbarra and Yidinji Aboriginal Corporation to participate in a grant writing skills workshop on Thursday 29 May 2014. 

The free grant writing workshop was coordinated by the Wet Tropics Management Authority for Traditional Owners to develop their skills in applying for grants and managing a successful grant application.

The program covered five major topics:
• current trends
• grant awareness and matching
• preparation and process
• grant writing and
• grant reporting.

During the workshop Traditional Owners brainstormed their aspirations and discussed how they might begin to meet their aspirations through grant funding. Participants were encouraged to share their success stories, as well as their experience in unsuccessful applications. 

“It’s good to learn just how to get ourselves organised better before we apply for grants, for example knowing how to create a proper tax invoice, or how to find grants on the internet,” Malanbarra Traditional Owner Allison Halliday said.

The Authority received positive feedback regarding the workshop and Traditional Owners expressed an interest in attending other workshops which seek to answer questions such as:
• What are the tricks in understanding and interpreting grant guidelines?
• How do we develop and plan our projects so they are ‘grant ready’?
• What are the tricks to actually writing the grant and then reporting on the grant?

The Authority would like to thank Dulabed Malanbarra & Yidinji Corporation (RNTBC) workshop presenter Marcus Brady and all participants. 

Wet Tropics grant writing skills workshop a success

Published: 12th Aug 2014

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