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2015 Securing Funding Workshop, Townsville

The workshop covered designing a project, preparing a budget and finding the right grant for your project. There was presentations from funding bodies, a presentation on philanthropy and sponsorship, as well as successful case studies from a range of funding opportunities.

When: 11 & 12 March 2015
Where: Townsville Sports House, 3/9 Redpath St, North Ward

Funding Body Representatives included:

  • Mary-Louise Weight, Coordinator, Community Heritage Grants, National Library of Australia
  • Donna Jackson, Coordinator Community Planning & Development, Townsville City Council on the Regional Arts Development Fund
  • Jessica Cook, Community Grants Officer, Townsville City Council on Townsville City Council 150th Anniversary Grants
  • Linda Dreghorn, Policy Manager, Policy and Strategy, Arts Queensland (via Skype)
  • Annie Wright, Program Manager, Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (via Skype)
  • Captain Andrew Craig RAN (Ret’d), Vice Chair, ANZAC Advisory Committee on the Queensland ANZAC Centenary Grants Program (via Skype)

Other Speakers included:

  • Simona Sharry, State Manager Queensland, Creative Partnerships Australia on Philanthropy and fundraising
  • Debra Beattie, General Manager, M&G QLD on Preparing a budget
  • 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

Presentations on Successful Case Studies included:

  • Pozible Crowdfunding: Ian Jempson, CEO, Queensland Maritime Museum (via Skype)
  • QANZAC Centenary Grants: Su McLennan, Manager Community Development, Charters Towers Regional Council
  • Gambling Community Benefit Fund: Kristine Patterson, Zara Clark Museum, Charters Towers
 

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