Grants skills workshop


Council is please to be able to offer some resources to help community members be more successful in their grant seeking.

Grant writing workshops 

Increase your group’s chances of success by attending a free grant writing workshop in March. Council is hosting a series of free grant writing workshops to support local organisations and groups in making applications for various funding opportunities in 2021, not just Council grants.

Local facilitator Jenny Holliday from the Non Profit Training group will lead face-to-face workshops at the Woodend Community Centre on 11 March 2021 at 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm.

All sessions are designed for volunteers with limited or no experience in writing grants. Council officers will be on hand to answer any questions to explain the annual grants guidelines, criteria and online grants application forms.

COVIDSafe measures will be in place at the centre and numbers are limited for each session so don’t miss out. Book your place today.

Session 1: Thursday 11 March 2021 2pm-4pm

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Session 2: Thursday 11 March 2021 7pm-9pm

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or call the Community Development Team on (03) 5422 0333.

Virtual workshop - webinar

If you are unable to attend a grant writing workshop in person, Council will also be hosting a free online webinar, on Tuesday 16 March 2021 from 7pm-9pm. 

Local facilitator Jenny Holliday from the Non Profit Training group will lead this workshop and Council officers will be available to answer questions relating to the 2021/2022 grant programs. 

This webinar will be delivered via Zoom. Instructions on how to join will be provided to you via email after registration. For more information on Council’s grants programs, visit

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 | 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

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Online resources 

Council also hosted a three-part webinar series on COVIDSafe event planning in November 2020.