Free grant writing workshops for MidCoast

Published on 08 January 2021


Accessing grants can provide big boosts for community groups, event organisers and businesses and provide long lasting benefits for MidCoast communities. Free workshops across the MidCoast in February and March are designed to help groups and businesses write winning grant applications.

“Sometimes community organisations and businesses may overlook the opportunity to apply for grants, and a grant can really kickstart a project, or help bring a dream to life much quicker than would be possible otherwise,” said Council’s Manager of Growth, Economic Development and Tourism, Deb Tuckerman.

“If your group or business could benefit from a grant, book in now for a free concise and informative workshop to improve your chances of receiving a financial boost to complete a project.”

“Writing grant applications in most cases involves a lot of hard work.  Attending the workshops will really help our local groups to focus attention on what is important and give themselves every chance of being successful.”

The workshops will assist participants to identify funding opportunities, learn terms and jargon specific to grant applications, and provide some tips to help you hone your ideas to produce a winning application.

Kerry Grace from regionally-based business, the Evolve Network will lead the workshops, with a focus on working alongside regional communities, not for profits, councils, Aboriginal Corporations and community groups to create positive outcomes for the MidCoast community.

“We’re hoping that community groups and businesses, including those that were impacted by drought and bushfires will see the value and opportunity that attending a grant workshop can bring to their projects,” said Deb Tuckerman.

Workshops will be held across the region, kicking off in Wingham on Wednesday 3, Gloucester on Thursday 4, Tea Gardens on Friday 5 February and Elands on Monday 1 March. There will be a choice of day or evening workshops offered in Forster on 2 and 3 March and Taree on 3 and 4 March.

To book in for a workshop, visit the link above and complete the short online form, selecting your preferred workshop location.

The grant writing workshops are an initiative of MidCoast Council and are funded by the NSW Government through the Bushfire Community Resilience and Economic Recovery Grant.