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2018 Securing Funding Workshop, Maroochydore

Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 March 2018
Maroochy Surf Club, 34-36 Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore QLD

This workshop aimed to increase capacity to secure funding by providing opportunities to:

  • Speak face-to-face with funding bodies
  • Learn about alternative sources of funding
  • Hear local case studies of partnerships and successful grant applications
  • Find the right source of funding for your project
  • Improve application writing skills

Funding Body Representatives included:

  • Della Minette, Senior Grants Development Officer, Sunshine Coast Council on Community Grants Program and Community Partnership Funding
  • Saffron Drew, Creative Development / RADF Officer, Sunshine Coast Council on Regional Arts Development Fund
  • Peter Connell, Acting Coordinator, Cultural Heritage Services Team, Sunshine Coast Council on Cultural Heritage Levy
  • Jade Williamson, Senior Investment Officer, Arts Queensland (via Skype)
  • Fran D’Castro, Coordinator, Community Heritage Grants, National Library of Australia
  • Annie Wright, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
  • Siobhan Ketter, Senior Grants Officer, Community Benefit Funds Unit, Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation, Department of Justice & Attorney-General (via phone)

Other Speakers included:

  • Steven Richardson, Acting State Manager Queensland, Creative Partnerships Australia on Philanthropy and fundraising
  • Deannah Vieth, Training & Professional Development Manager, M&G QLD on Designing a project, Finding the right grant for your project and Preparing a grant application
  • Leisha Walker, Training & Professional Development Program Officer, M&G QLD on Pozible Crowdfunding
  • Debra Beattie, General Manager, M&G QLD on Preparing a budget
  • Edith Cuffe, Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology presented a case study
  • Helen Page, Peachester History Committee presented a case study

Click on the images below to download each presentation.

Sunshine Coast Council - Community Grants Program and Community Partnership Funding Program

Sunshine Coast Council - Regional Arts Development Fund

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Sunshine Coast Council - Cultural Heritage Levy

Arts Queensland

Peachester History Committee

Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology

Gambling Community Benefit Fund


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