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TSRA workshops provide guidance on successful grant writing techniques

The Torres Strait Regional Authority’s (TSRA) Healthy and Safe Communities Programme hosted a series of workshops in August to help community members and organisations understand the grant application and submission process.

The first grant writing workshop kicked off in Kubin Community hosted by specialist grant writer, Melissa Robertson from Arts Nexus in Cairns, who has helped develop many projects from their initial concept through to final outcome.

Melissa also facilitated workshops on Thursday Island at the Gab Titui Cultural Centre, which provide both daytime and evening sessions, offering participants more flexibility to attend.

TSRA Chairperson, Mr Napau Pedro Stephen AM, said that participants have learnt valuablegrant writing skills, ahead of the upcoming TSRA Common Funding Round, which opened in September 2019.

“The TSRA recognises the significance of community-driven initiatives and the TSRA Common Funding Round allows those initiatives to access funding these opportunities,”

“These workshops are designed to provide guidance for potential applicants to gain a better understanding of the requirements for a successful grant submission,” Mr Stephen said.

“As a result, we look forward to receiving quality applications from the organisations and community members that participated in the workshops.

“We encourage interested community groups and individuals to submit their applications in the TSRA Common Funding Round in order to access funding for initiatives that will benefit our Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area communities.

If community members are interested in attending future grant writing workshops, you can contact the TSRA’s Healthy and Safe Communities Programmes to register your interest.

Phone: 07 4069 0700, or visit the TSRA website.

Pictured: Specialist grant writer, Melissa Robertson from Arts Nexus in Cairns leads the grant writing workshop at Kubin Community.

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