How to Apply for Grants Workshop

Not For Profit & Community Sector

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Date | Thursday, 10 March 2016
Time | 9am – 12pm
Venue | Shellharbour Council Chambers
Cost | $30pp
Booking Link Here

About the Presenter:  Keith Whelan
Keith presently works liaising with all sectors for the community both public and private sector, sourcing grants and funding.  Keith has consulted with Local, State and Federal Government as well as a number of not for profit organisations, charities, sporting clubs, environmental groups, businesses across Australia. He presently teaches Grant Writing Workshops at the University of Sydney & Australian National University, Canberra.

Who should attend
This workshop is the ideal, practical guide to grant writing for any Not-for-Profit and Charitable Organisation interested in applying for public and private sector grants.  This is a practical step by step workshop where grants from both the public and private sector will assessed and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions in relation to what grants are out there and how they avail of such. A discussion will also take place with regard to current developments in the Grants sector, with a particular focus on Philanthropic Funding from Trusts & Foundations.

This workshop 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


The Deaf Society | Auslan Courses

1Sign Language classes Term 4 - Message (HTML)Want to learn Sign Language??

Exciting news…We have 2 courses to choose from in our local area. We need more people to learn Sign Language as we approach the NDIS.

Option 1 | ‘Sign Language 1’

Runs at Dapto Ribbonwood Centre starting on 12th October for 7 x Monday nights, 6-8pm.

This is an introductory basic Sign Language course for anyone (over 14yrs, 9months) For more information please have a look here and click on Sign Language 1.

You can call our Student Support Officer Rachael on 02 8833 3604 or email her at with any questions.

Sign Language classes Term 4 - Message (HTML)Option 2 | ‘Certificate II in Auslan’

The first time we have offered an Accredited course in Auslan in this area. You will get a ‘Certificate II in Auslan’ at the end of your course. It starts on 23rd October in Kiama.

We are excited to announce that we will be offering the Certificate II in Auslan in 4 new locations! 

Auslan or Australian Sign Language is the language of the Australian Deaf Community. It’s a unique and rich visual language. The course is taught by everyday users of Auslan who will share the nuances of this beautiful language in a fun and supportive environment. In Certificate II you will learn to communicate visually using gestures, body language and facial expressions.

Starting on Friday, 23rd October 2015, the course is delivered in our innovative blended learning model which allows you greater flexibility. The theory component of the course is completed online at your own pace while the language component is completed face-to-face over six weekends.

Certificate II enrolments close at 5pm, Sunday 18th October 2015. For more information about the course, locations and timetables visit our website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Student Support Officer, Rachel on or 8833 3604.


The Deaf Society | New Home

The Deaf Society (South Coast office) is looking for a new home. We have been on the South Coast for approximately 7 years providing Deaf Society Services to the local Deaf Communities.

We would like to rent an office space within another local service (in the Shellharbour – Warrawong area, possibly Wollongong if needed).

If you have a space which may be appropriate for us, please contact Sara on or mobile 0406 940 899.

We are happy to have a chat with anyone, and answer any questions which may help us to find a place where we can continue to provide our service to the South Coast Deaf Communities.