The workshops provide people with valuable information on applying for community funding

Funding prerequisite meetings

by Ann van Engelen

The Selwyn District Council, Rata Foundation and Department of Internal Affairs are partnering to present a Selwyn Community Funding information workshop.

“As part of council’s commitment to making Selwyn a great place to live, work and play, we want to ensure that our local clubs and organisations are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to keep providing great opportunities for our communities,” says facilitator Michael Heywood.

“To help achieve this, the council is offering free workshops for community groups and organisations to build their capacity in specific areas that are key for operating a community organisation. This event will help people grow an understanding of how they can fund projects, events and initiatives for the community.

“It will provide people with skills to write effective and compelling funding applications, the process of accountability reporting and many more topics, which will help better your chances of success.

“Workshops covering a variety of topics are run each year. These are held in locations all over the district, predominantly from 5.30–7.30pm. Council is always looking at new ways to support our local community organisations, so if you have any ideas on topics you would like to cover, get in touch.”

Applications for round two of funding from the community fund are open and can be made through our community fund page. Applications close on Thursday, April 30.

The Selwyn Community Funding Series — Funding Available in Selwyn will be held at the Lincoln Event Centre on Thursday, March 19 from 5.30pm.

For more information on upcoming workshops see Selwyn District Council’s Facebook page and website, contact or call 03 347 1837.