Learn to write grant applications from City of Swan

Learn to write grant applications from City of Swan

HOW to write grant applications will be the basis of a free community workshop offered by City of Swan later this month.

Mayor Mick Wainwright said the grant-writing workshop was part of the City’s yearlong commitment to improve skills of local volunteers.

“We have developed an annual curriculum designed to cover the things that community groups may need to know,” he said.

“This free annual program consists of 10 different sessions held at the Old Midland Court House and the Ellenbrook Library.

“Sessions are free for City of Swan based not-for-profit associations, volunteers and residents.

“Other topics coming up during 2016 include event management, first aid and marketing and social media.”

Midland/Guildford Ward councillor Mark Elliott said grants were an important source of funding for many groups.

“Whether it is to hold an event or activity, to purchase equipment or to attend a conference or event, many community associations and groups need to apply for grants to achieve their goals,” he said.

“Some people have a natural talent for grant writing, while others can find the idea quite daunting.

“This session will provide useful information and tips to write a better application.”

The grant-writing workshop will be at the Old Midland Courthouse on April 27 from 6.30pm to 9pm.

The next session is on May 25 at the Ellenbrook Library and will cover event planning.

To book, call Joanna Fazzalari on 9267 9136 or email joanna.fazzalari@swan.wa.gov.au.

For more information, visit City of Swan.