Community Grant Information Session and Capacity Building Workshop

Published on 09 February 2024

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Horsham Rural City Council invites community members to participate in an upcoming Community Grant Information Session and a Capacity Building Workshop.

The events provide valuable insights into grant programs and capacity enhancement for local community organisations.

Information Session
Date: Monday, 19 February
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Location: Horsham Civic Centre, 18 Roberts Avenue, Horsham

Capacity Building Workshop
Date: Tuesday, 20 February
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Location: Natimuk NC2 (Old Council Chambers), 62 Main Street, Natimuk

RSVP: Please confirm your attendance by Monday, 12 February. You can RSVP via email to or by calling 53829777.

About the Workshops:
The workshop will be led by Keith Whelan, also known as “The Grants Guy.” Keith brings extensive experience from both the private and public sectors across Australia. He teaches grant writing courses at the University of Sydney and the University of Adelaide. Participants can expect practical insights and tips on capacity building and effective grant seeking for small community organisations.

During the workshop, Keith will cover the following topics:

  • Volunteer Management: Strategies for attaining, retaining, and maintaining volunteers.
  • Leveraging Community Strengths: How to utilise your community’s unique assets.
  • Identifying Opportunities: Recognising potential avenues for community development.
  • Effective Community Leadership: Enhancing leadership skills within community groups.
  • Advocacy with Government: Navigating advocacy processes.

Maintaining Momentum: Strategies for sustained progress.

  • Change Management and Succession Planning: Ensuring smooth transitions.
  • Good Governance: Best practices for organisational management.
  • Grants and Funding Opportunities: Insights into grant applications and funding sources.

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to learn from one of the best in the field of grant seeking and capacity building.

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