Council’s Community Development team are coordinating free training to community organisations and associations to build their skills and capacity.

Training will cover the below topics:

Grant writing

An informative and hands-on session for anyone looking to brush up on their grant writing skills. Learn to craft a compelling proposal, navigate the application process, and increase your chances of securing funding. This workshop includes practice activities to begin writing your project plan or grant application.

Outcomes for community organisations

  • Understanding grant application processes
  • Drafting project plans
  • Responding to essential criteria
  • Demonstrating community need and benefits
  • Providing clear budgets

Strategic and operational planning

Gain valuable insights and practical tips to help your organisation thrive. Network with like-minded individuals and take your planning skills to the next level!

Outcomes for community organisations

  • Strategies to engage participants, members, and supporters in the planning process
  • Understanding how strategic and operational plans fit together
  • Developing a Mission, Vision, and Values
  • Refining and achieving strategic priorities
  • Acknowledging external factors and internal resources
  • Developing and implementing strategic and operational plans

Keeping the doors open – navigating challenges in community services

Making sure your organisation can continue to support the community in 2024 and beyond can be a challenge. Join us for an interactive workshop tackling issues that may prevent an organisation from achieving its objective and mission. Whether you’re a seasoned leader or just starting out, this event will provide valuable insights and practical tips to help your organisation thrive.

Outcomes for community organisations include gaining a deeper understanding of strategies for organisational sustainability such as:

  • Revenue generation
  • Partnerships and collaborations
  • Community engagement
  • Change management
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Succession planning
  • Managing conflict

Community Development Training

Explore a range of topics to help you make a positive impact in your community. Whether you’re a seasoned community worker or just starting out, this training can help enhance your skills and knowledge to greater equip you for community work.

Outcomes for community organisations

  • Gain a deeper understanding of community development
  • Explore ways to use a community development approach in your current work context
  • Build opportunities for review and reflection into your practice