When? Wednesday 31 July 2019 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm AEST

Where? Canvas Co Working, 1/625 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba City, QLD 4350.


A funding opportunity—whether that be a grant application, tender application or pitch to a funder—should be the summary of a detailed planning and service design process with a clearly articulated model and logic. We are forever advising social purpose organisation to take the time to design their program or service model first before thinking about matching it to funding opportunities.

This workshop provides an opportunity for social purpose organisations to build their knowledge in a simple three step approach to effective funding submissions:

  1. Define the issue - is there a genuine need for your program or service?

  2. Present the solution - why will your solution work?

  3. Describe your strengths - what sets you apart from your competitors?

Get Funded has been developed with practicality in mind, focusing on the key components of the concept development process. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the facilitator, ask questions along the way and learn from others working in similar areas. We regularly work with funding providers and commissioning organisations, so we have a thorough understanding of what funders are looking for.

We encourage workshop participants to stick around after the session to network over a tea or coffee. Networking with other likeminded people and organisations is a great way share learnings.

What can you expect to learn?

  • Steps to ensuring your organisation is ‘funding ready’.

  • Articulating a case and rationale for change

  • Developing and presenting a service model

  • Advice on project packaging and developing funding-ready project plans

  • Understanding your funder and an overview of the funding environment

  • How to prepare for grant and tender applications

  • How to clearly articulate your evaluation approach

Who should attend the workshop?

  • People working in the broad social, health and community sectors that are looking to broaden their awareness of planning and service design methodologies in a funding environment context.

Who shouldn't attend the workshop?

  • People with significant knowledge and experience in service design and business development – this workshop is relatively introductory so is likely not suitable for you from a technical perspective. There may however be value in attending to network with like minded practitioners.

What is the format of the workshop?

  • The workshop will consist of a number of modules, including practical activities, real-life case examples and time for asking questions and troubleshooting

  • There will be a short break for afternoon tea

  • Workshop participants are invited to stick around for light refreshments after the workshop to connect and network with fellow learners.