May 3, 2023 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Quest Wodonga 46 Reid Street


A two-hour intensive workshop to develop and boost your skills for grant writing success

This workshop will cover:

  1. How grants work and how to focus on what the funder really wants to hear
  2. Where and how to look so you don’t miss the right opportunities when they come along
  3. How to navigate the grant writing ecosystem, so you don’t miss anything important
  4. What  you specifically need to include in the application (all grants are different but they ask for similar information)
  5. How to plan ahead

Who should attend:

  • Community groups wanting to grow their activities through grants
  • Business owners interested in growing their operations and are curious about grants
  • People who’ve tried grants without success and want to change the status quo
  • Anybody interested in finding out what grants are and how they work

Pat Grosse is the founder of The Grant Writing Help Desk where she has taken over 30 years of experience, on both sides of the funding fence, and created a platform for everyone looking for a grant, from curiosity about what grants are about through to developing grant writing expertise and for people who want someone to do the grant writing graft for them. Pat brings in millions of dollars a year for clients and has a unique way of getting people to understand how the system works. 

FREE Online Information Sessions

Grant Writing events

Evaluation Basics – terminology and strategies to measure how successful your project has been

In this info session, Pat will share information to include in your grant applications to demonstrate you have a plan for evaluating your project. She will share terminology and concepts for measuring the effectiveness, efficiencies and impacts of your project. Evaluation isn’t just to appease the bean counters. By collecting the right information, you can use the results for future grant applications, lobbying, improving your systems and practices, and sharing emotive stories of change to the world.

Wed, Apr 26
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM AEST

Grant Writing events

Designing your evaluation plan

With the right evaluation plan in place, you can capture better quality evidence of how your project went, but where do you begin? This information session focuses on some useful evaluation frameworks to help you plan how to measure your project’s success before you start.

Tue, May 23
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM AEST

Grant Writing events

Using evaluation data to further your cause

Evaluation isn’t just something you’ve got to do to satisfy the terms of funding. Bring the results to life and further your cause. Come along and find out how.

Tue, Jun 20
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM AEST

Grant Writing events

Project Management basics

This is an introduction to project management. You may be managing projects instinctively, so come along and check your knowledge against project management principles.

Tue, Jul 18
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM AEST

Grant Writing events

10 things you should know about grants

Have you thought about applying for a grant, or have you applied and not been successful?
This webinar is for you if you are interested in grants but you’re not sure what they’re about, or if you’ve applied for a grant, not been successful and not sure why.

In 10 Things you should know about grants we will cover some common mistakes made when applying for grants, mistakes that could be avoided with knowledge aforethought. If you follow these 10 principles when applying for a grant, you will increase your chances of getting funded. These principles are based on over 30 years’ work in the grants field, including working on both sides of the funding fence. Since COVID struck, more businesses and community groups have turned to grants, many making the same mistakes that could have been avoided with the knowledge we will present.

Tue, Aug 22
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM AEST

Grant Writing events

How to build a business case for a grant

You don’t need to wait until a grant comes along to start planning. Application forms are structured to encourage you to put forward a strong business case. Come along to the How to build a business case for a grant workshop on Tuesday 15 November at 12 noon repeated at 7 pm AEDT and leave with a structure to capture your grant ideas, ready for the next opportunity.

Tue, Sep 19
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM AEST

Grant Writing events

How to leverage grants to build your business or cause

This information session focuses on building a grants strategy to achieve your goals. Explore what works and what mistakes to avoid, to get the outcome you are looking for

Tue, Oct 17
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM AEDT

Grant Writing events

Not just surveys and focus groups – tools for measuring how well your project did

When it comes to the question about how you will measure the success of your funded project, how do you respond? In this information session, find out what you need to include in your response and leave with a list of tools for measuring and proving success.

Tue, Nov 21
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM AEDT

Grant Writing events

Christmas special – a Year of grants in review

Jump on board to go over what happened in the grants space in 2023, what we learned and what to expect in 2024

Tue, Dec 19
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM AEDT