Discover how to develop a proposal that gives you the best chance of success in a competitive funding environment.
In preparation for the second funding round, QCOSS is again partnering with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (the Department) to deliver workshops and webinars across the state to help community-based organisations respond effectively to funding applications for the Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) initiative.
The workshops and webinars will cover:
- What the Department is looking for in funding responses
- Developing a methodology for writing tenders
- How to address the assessment criteria
- What sort of evidence can you use and how to build it up
- Establishing value for money
- How to make your response stand out
- Key pitfalls in writing funding applications
- Checklist and resources.
While the workshops and webinars will focus on the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative, the tips learned will help you with other funding proposals.
They won’t cover details about each of the programs that fall under SQW, how to use the SQW Apps application portal or information that will be covered in the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training Information Sessions.
A representative from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training will be present to answer any specific questions about the programs that come under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.
Attending a workshop will provide you with the opportunity to network with other participants, learn from their experiences and meet possible contacts for your Skilling Queenslanders for Work project.
If you are unable to make it to a workshop, the webinars will provide you with the skills you need to write an effective proposal.
Previous participants have said:
“I write a lot of submissions but this event was one of the best I have attended. Simple course content and the program flowed making sense all the time. Great discussion and real life examples of how to do better in our writing. Thank you so much. Nearly didn't attend – would have been the No: 1 mistake of the year.”
“Very worthwhile workshop. Having a representative from the Dept attend, as well as the facilitator, gave opportunity for specific feedback about grant requirements.”
“Great workshop and we appreciate QCOSS delivering it in our immediate area.”
Skilling Queenslanders for Work Workshops $33 inc GST (includes lunch)
|Friday 17 August 2018 (9:00am to 12:00pm)|
|Monday 27 August 2018 (9:30am to 12:30pm)|
|Tuesday 28 August 28 2018 (9:30am to 12:30pm)|
|Thursday 30 August 2018 (9:30am to 12:30pm)|
|Monday 3 September 2018 (9:30am to 12:30pm)|
Centacare FNQ, 23-24 Aplin Street
|Monday 3 September 2018 (9:30am to 12:30pm)|
Wednesday 5 September 2018 (9:30am to 12:30pm)
Sports House, 337 Christine Avenue, Varsity Lakes
|Thursday 6 September 2018 (9:30am to 12:30pm|
Brisbane International Virginia,
Corner Sandgate and Zillmere Roads, Boondall
|Monday 10 September 2018 (9:30am to 12:30pm)|
City Golf Club, 254 South Street
|Wednesday 12 September 2018 (9:30am to 12:30pm)|
Northreach Baptist Church Café, 38 Canterbury Road, Kirwan
|Thursday 13 September 2018 (9:30am to 12:30pm)|
Immediately following the Skilling Queenslanders for Work workshop we will present QCOSS Connect. We hope you will be able to stay on and participate in this free event and hear what we have been working on at QCOSS and the issues that are currently affecting the community service sector. You will have the option to register via the same links above.
Skilling Queenslanders for Work Regional Webinars (Free)
The webinars will cover hints and tips to answer the assessment criteria, make your response stand out and common mistakes to look out for. Each webinar will also have a regional focus with a regional representative from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training on hand to answer specific questions about regional priorities.
|Metro region||Tuesday 21 August 2018 (10:00am to 11:00am)|
|Far North Queensland region||Wednesday 22 August 2018 (10:00am to 11:00am)|
|North Queensland region||Wednesday 22 August 2018 (2:00pm to 3:00pm)|
|North Coast region||Thursday 23 August 2018 (10:00am to 11:00am)|
|Central Queensland region||Thursday 23 August 2018 (2:00pm to 3:00pm)|
|Darling Downs South West region||Friday 24 August 2018 (10:00am to 11:00am)|
|South East region||Friday 24 August 2018 (2:00pm to 3:00pm)|
Find the appropriate region for you on the map below.
Overview webinars - All about Skilling Queenslanders for Work and All about Work Skills Traineeships
We will also be holding 'overview' webinars All About Skilling Queenslanders for Work and All about Work Skills Traineeships on 8 August. The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training will provide an overview of the programs that fall under the SQW initiative. These webinars will be ideal if you have not applied for SQW funding before and would like to know more about it, or if you want an update on what's new.