grants-guyThursday 2 March 2017
9am – 12pm    |   $30 (+booking fee)

Shellharbour Council Chambers
Lamerton House, Lamerton Crescent, Shellharbour City Centre


Our Grants Guy event booked out last year – Please register early. Share this with those who can benefit.

This workshop is an ideal, practical guide to Fundraising, Crowdfunding & Sponsorship for any Community Organisation, Charity or Sporting Club seeking to attain funding. A discussion will also take place with regard to current developments in the Fundraising & Crowd funding sector. Topics Include:

•    the vital importance of the 80:20 rule
•    7 steps essential to successful fundraising
•    to make an effective case for support
•    major gift prospect ranking
•    to use prospect cultivation plans
•    develop lasting relationships.

•    Category Sponsorships
•    Treating Sponsorship like a Job Search
•    Research – is it the right sponsor for you?
•    How to go the extra mile to impress
•    Offering Incentives

Crowd Funding:
•    Short history of crowd funding
•    Pre-Launch of Campaign
•    Crafting the Pitch Video
•    Launch
•    Post-Launch

The presenter, Keith Whelan currently works to source funding and grants for all sectors of the community including public and private. 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.

For further information contact Illawarra Interagency on: or phone: 4221 6091.


Illawarra NAIDOC Awards 2016

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The 2016 Illawarra Local Government NAIDOC Week Awards are being held in Wollongong this year.

Nominations are still open in a range categories, you can nominate here NAIDOC nom formv05a

Sponsorship of the NAIDOC awards are a great way to get your business or organisation known, you will also be supporting an important annual event in our community               NAIDOC sponsorship packagev03

Homelessness Project

Picture1The joint Shellharbour TAFE, Wollongong Homelessness Hub project is highlighting a need for stable and secure accommodation for thousands of people in the Illawarra.

At this time thousands of people are homeless or are at risk of homelessness and relying on support to keep a roof over their heads. Even more concerning is that over 50% of these people are children and young people.

The project will be holding an event on 7th June 2014 along the North Beach foreshore.

The event will start at 4pm and continue til 7pm ending with those present lighting up a SOS sign on North Beach. The SOS is a symbolic plea to ‘light the night for homelessness’.

Homelessness and unaffordable housing requires immediate attention. The event will be focused on the needs of the families and children who are homeless. We are asking people to contribute through family activity and celebration. The group have some project activity ideas that range for all ages, such as entertainment and food stalls just to name some.

Are you able to:

  1. Have a food stall at the event
  2. Have a space where we can sell the candles (you will receive a sticker for your business in return)
  3. Champion our event by promoting to those you know
  4. Come along on the night and light candles with us
  5. Perform at the afternoon/eventing event
  6. Advertise the event
  7. Provide goods for sale or give away at the event
  8. Support the project in another way we hadn’t thought of.

We invite you to consider supporting us as you may be interested in contributing to the support of our local homeless. There is great need for awareness around homelessness, and contributing financial aid. In order to hold this event we need your support. Your donation would be put toward an extremely beneficial event for the disadvantaged of all walks of life.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0418484301 to discuss your donation and sponsorship further.

Regional NAIDOC Week Awards Dinner | Seeking Sponsors

NAIDOC_weekKiama Council invites sponsors for the 2014 Regional NAIDOC Week Awards, scheduled for Saturday 19 July.

The Awards are a prestigious Local Government event held during NAIDOC week each year. The awards honour and acknowledge outstanding achievement by Aboriginal people and organisations within our regional community, celebrating the best of Aboriginal talent, culture and community.

Kiama Council, as the 2014 host Council invites potential sponsors to be a part of this event by choosing one of our exciting sponsorship deals.

NAIDOC Regional Awards 2014 Sponsors Package

If you would like to discuss sponsorship or have questions about the Awards Night, please do not hesitate to contact Nick Guggisberg on 4232 0433 or email

Sponsorship Grants | CRC

The purpose of the Sponsorship Grants category is to support events and activities that foster community cohesion and promote the benefits of a multicultural society.  It provides public support by the New South Wales Government to multiculturalism and the value of cultural diversity.

Applications are not sought through public advertisement outside the Commission’s website.

Priority areas for Sponsorship Grants

Projects supported under this category are:

  • the hosting of seminars and conferences
  • multicultural, inter-community and inter-faith forums
  • local festivals and major cultural events such as exhibitions and concerts
  • teaching craft skills to target groups from culturally diverse backgrounds.


The sponsorship fund provided by the Commission is a nominal amount, typically in the order of $1,000 to $2,000, to indicate support of the activity by the Commission. It is not provided to facilitate the financial viability of the event.

The Commission will accept applications for Sponsorship Grants all year round for consideration and approval at its monthly meetings. It will also introduce a risk management approach to grants of $1,000 or less aimed at making the auditing and administrative requirements more efficient and cost effective for both the recipient and the Commission.