Grant Writing and Budgeting Workshop


It’s time to get that idea funded! 

Build your understanding of what is required to successfully apply for grants. This workshop will focus on transforming your ideas into fundable concepts and will walk you step by step through the grant making process including a deep dive into the budget.


  • Getting ‘grant ready’
  • Where to find the money
  • Introduction to the grant making cycle
  • Writing a killer 50-word grab
  • Understanding the assessment criteria
  • Working with partners
  • Answering the questions in the application form
  • Building a project budget (for a grant application)
  • Support material


About the Facilitator

Debby Maziarz is a community development practitioner and creative entrepreneur who mentors artists, organisations, and communities to create solid plans for resourcing their work. Renowned for unearthing innovative and ‘fundable’ ideas, Debby is driven to build the capacity of communities to get their important work done. She’s also got a great track record in sourcing funds – including founding Melbourne’s Westside Circus and Debby Maziarz Productions.


This workshop is offered as part of Council’s free Skills Building Program.


Registrations for this workshop are now full. If you are interested in future Grant Writing and Budgeting workshops please join the waitlist. 

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  • Thursday, 16 May 2024 | 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM


Civic Centre, 15 Anderson Street, Lilydale, View Map

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