20 April 2016
Build relationships, be specific, and don’t leave your application to the last minute – those were some of the key messages from a free grants workshop hosted by Ballina MP Tamara Smith last night (Tuesday 19 April).
The community groups represented were diverse, ranging from sporting clubs and theatre companies to groups covering the housing, education and charity sectors.
Guest speaker Keith Whelan, known as “The Grants Guy”, gave the 30 attendees insider tips on where to look for funding and how to write clear, concise grant applications to catch the eye of funders.
“I was very pleased to be able to offer this workshop to our community so that more organisations can plan for and apply to get the funding they need,” said Tamara Smith.
“Keith was incredibly informative as he has more than 20 years experience as a grants assessor and his Irish wit was very entertaining,” said Ms Smith.
The workshop took place at the Ballina Surf Club, Lighthouse Parade, Ballina.