Grants Writing Workshop

Not For Profit and Community Sector


2015-10-20 13_37_02-Grants Workshops Fund Raising Consultant - The Grants GuyThe Grants Guy – Keith Whelan

Thursday 5 November 2015
Warilla Bowls & Rec Club
1.30pm – 4.30pm | $50

Have you heard of The Grants Guy? Keith is a sought-after recognized Grants Writing educator in this sector. Take this rare opportunity to learn from an expert in this field with this one-off grant writing workshop and your EXCLUSIVE member discount by being subscribed to this Interagency news.

Who Should Attend? This workshop is the ideal, practical guide to grant writing for community organisations interested in applying for public and private sector grants. It will provide valuable knowledge on a range of Grants related topics:

  • Public and Private Sector Grants – what is out there?
  • Visioning, Strategy, Methodology Project Planning & Project Rationale
  • Community Capacity Building & Sustainability
  • Practical Grant Writing Tips, Budgets & Grant Jargon
  • Acquittal of Funding & Evaluation
  • Practical Project Management Activity
  • Grants Calendars
  • Grants Websites
  • What to write and when to write it
  • Top Ten Grant Tips


Working with Adult Survivors of Complex Trauma : Professional Development for Health Professionals

Picture1Do you want to better support your complex trauma clients? Would you like to develop a foundation for your clinical work?

ASCA can help. ASCA’s Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery and professional development training programs are nationally and internationally acclaimed.

Of attendees of this training in 2014, 97% of attendees felt more confident about working with survivors; 100% felt the learning objectives were met.

  • By participating in this professional development training participants will be able to:
  • Understand trauma, complex trauma; applying trauma-informed principles
  • Learn how trauma impacts attachment, development, coping strategies, health
  • Learn about the brain, stress response, neural integration and practice implications
  • Acquire the key principles for working with adult survivors
  • Understand the relationships between professional self-care and client safety; acquire self-care strategies

15 May 2015
Quest Campbelltown, 1 Rennie Road, Woodbine NSW 2560

28 May 2015
Adina Apartment, 19 Market Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

Illawarra and South Coast Youth Services Conference

The Illawarra and South Coast Youth Services Conference Organising Committee is currently planning for the 2014 conference to be held in OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2014.

Completion of this planning template will assist the organising committee with direction setting in relation to training and professional development needs as identified by workers in the community service industry.

Your views and input at this stage are crucial to successful planning of the 2014 conference.

2014 Training needs survey for Youth Services Conference

2014 EOI Form Illawarra South Coast Youth Services conference

Sage ID Professional Focus Groups

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The Facts:

  • The life expectancy for people with Intellectual Disability (ID) is increasing dramatically, ensuring a rapidly expanding group of elders with ID.
  • Compared with non-ID peers, people with ID are at increased risk of health and mental health issues, which often deteriorate as they age.
  • This puts  pressure on services to respond to the needs of this population, which is continuing to grow.

Focus Group info:

The Successful Ageing in Intellectual Disability (SAge-ID) study is calling for professionals who are involved in the care and support of people with ID or have experience of working with adults with ID.

We are conducting focus groups , asking professionals to come together across service sectors and share their experiences of these issues.

We hope that together we can build a complete picture of the needs of the ID and family carer population and generate ideas on how we can respond effectively to this ageing group of individuals.

Successful Focus Groups in Sydney

We have already successfully conducted focus groups with professionals in the Sydney area. The information we collected from these discussions was valuable to the study, and the feedback we received from participants was encouraging. We are currently approaching professionals in the  Illawarra and Shoalhaven areas for a regional focus on the challenges facing this population.

S&K Interagency Alert – 8 March 2013

English for Employment FREE COURSE

Job seeking skills and employment outcomes!!!!! Suitable for migrants with permanent residency and Cert. III Qualification or higher. Free Course to start 13/03/13 if we have sufficient numbers.

2013 EFE promotional

2013 English for Employment – English Language Requirements

Great opportunity for Governance Training for NFP Boards and Committees – limited numbers

The new Associations Incorporation Act 2009 came into force in July 2010, but in 2013 many Incorporated Associations are still not aware of what the changes mean for their organisation or what the additional responsibilities and risks are for their Board of Management.

The Illawarra Forum is hosting a seminar focusing on governance standards for Incorporated Associations at the Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto on 25th March 2013. The seminar will be conducted by the Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH)) and the NSW Council of Social Service ((NCOSS).

This is a great professional development opportunity and I urge you to encourage your Board members to attend.

To register for the Good Governance Training, use this link:

Good Governance March 2013

TAFEOn behalf of TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute You are invited to attend a regional
Round Table Discussion Supporting Social Work pathways.

Round Table Discussion

Port Kembla Lane Way Community Gardens

“The Place of Fruit Trees”

Sunday 10 March

  • One-hour workshop start 9am (between Fifth Ave and Wentworth)
  • Establishing interesting support plants in a food forest system for community or home gardens (i.e., year-round yields from the canopy, sub canopy, and ground cover plantings)
  • A walk and talk to learn what grows well in Port Kembla and how.
  • From 10am, a working bee to learn maintenance of existing gardens with a focus on fruit trees.
  • Take home some sweet potatoes or comfrey.

Each month we’ll work to maintain and accent the showpiece of an urban food forest this Lane Way has become in six short years!

Lane Way Community Garden 10 March