Securing Funding Workshop

About the event

Australian money graph and calculator on table

Date: 20 – 21 July 2016
Quest on Gordon, Mackay

This workshop was designed 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 successful grant applications and sponsorship
  • Find the right source of funds for your project
  • Improve your application writing skills

Speakers included: 

  • Deannah Vieth, M&G QLD, on designing your project; finding the right grant for your project; and preparing a grant application 
  • Rick Chen, Co-founder & Director, Pozible Crowdfunding
  • Annie Wright, Ambassador, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
  • Fiona Vuibeqa, Arts Development Officer, Mackay Regional Council on the Regional Arts Development Fund
  • Robert Ryan, Senior Coordinator Community Programs, Community & Client Services, Mackay Regional Council on the Council Grant Program
  • Janice Irvine, Develoment Manager, Arts Queensland
  • Debra Beattie, M&G QLD, on preparing grant budgets
  • Vicky Bowden, Friends of Greenmount Homestead on their successful Regional Arts Development Fund application
  • Carolyn Scott, Sarina Museum on their Bendigo Bank Sponsorship
  • Glen Hall, Mackay Historical Society & Museum on their successful QANZAC Centenary Grant application
  • Marie Cameron, Business and Community Services Advisor, Hail Creek Mine, Rio Tinto on the Hail Creek Mine Community Development Fund
  • Simona Sharry, State Manager Queensland, Creative Partnership Australia on philanthropy and fundraising


Pozible Crowdfunding presentation

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal presentation

Mackay Regional Council – Regional Arts Development Fund presentation

Mackay Regional Council Grant Program presentation

Community Heritage Grants presentation

Sarina Museum – Bendigo Bank Sponsorship presentation

Mackay Historical Society & Museum – QANZAC Centenary Grant presentation

Friends of Greenmount Homestead – Regional Arts Development Fund presentation


Training & Professional Development team

Museums & Galleries Queensland

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