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Community Training Program

The Knox City Council Community Training is a series of free workshops presented over the year for individuals, community groups, clubs and not-for profit organisations in Knox who provide activities, programs and services in Knox.

If you are a volunteer, work for a not-for-profit community group or are interested in starting or joining a group, such as a local club or committee this program will be suitable for you.

The workshops provide opportunities for individuals and volunteers of local not-for profit community groups to build their capacity and develop new skills, as well as meet and network with other community groups throughout Knox.

Until further notice, workshops will be held online via Zoom. When you register for a workshop you will receive instructions, closer to the date, to participate online.

Grant Writing - Are You Grant Ready?

Fundraising

Facilitator: Non Profit Training

Effective grant writing is a necessary skill for all clubs and has never been more important. Grant writing, however, can be time consuming and overwhelming. Being able to write a clear and succinct application that meets the funder requirements is key to success. Join us to learn how to streamline the process and clearly identify what needs to be included in a successful grant application.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Set out a framework for your organisation to be grant ready
  • Prepare supporting documentation and a budget
  • Understand evaluation requirements

Event Details

  • Date Thursday 11 March
  • Time 6.30pm - 9.00pm
  • Address Via Zoom

Knox City Council Grants Program

Grant Programs

Facilitator: Knox City Council Community Partnerships Team

Knox City Council has a range of grants available. Learn more about the grants and how to prepare your application to address the application criteria.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Understand the range of grants available at Knox City Council
  • Understand how to complete a KCC grant application

Please note that we are offering two sessions that will cover the same content. You only need to attend one session.

Event Details

  • Date Thursday 18 March
  • Time 7.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Address Via Zoom

Event Details

  • Date Thursday 20 May
  • Time 7.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Address Via Zoom

Safe Food Handling

Sausage Sizzle

Facilitator: Knox City Council, Health Services team

Whether sizzling sausages or making jams for sale or consumption, safe food handling knowledge is essential. Don’t jeopardise your fundraising activities, or your customer’s health! Be prepared. Come along and learn more about safe food preparation and your legal obligations.

Please note this is not a certified food handling course

Learning outcomes include:

  • Identify best practice for food handling in a community setting
  • Understand the different requirements depending on the setting and food type

Event Details

  • Date Thursday 25 March
  • Time 7.00pm - 9.30pm
  • Address Via Zoom

Strategic Planning

Paper and post-it notes

Facilitator: The Forever Agenda

This training is held over two sessions and attendance at both is essential. It is strongly recommended that two people from your group/club attend this training.
This two-part Strategic Planning training will assist not-for-profit groups and clubs in Knox to draft a strategic plan and identify the organisation’s priorities and future directions as part of the strategic planning journey. These workshops will provide you with an increased focus on your vision and priorities in response to the ongoing changing environment, as well as ensuring your members are working towards the same goal. Now more than ever it’s important to have a clear plan for your future direction.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Develop a draft strategic plan for your organisation including crafting a vision, mission, values and defining key priorities
  • Prepare an Action Plan, with specific actions, accountability and dates to be delivered over the coming 1-2 years

Event Details

  • Date Wednesday 21 April and Wednesday 28 April
  • Time 6.30pm - 9.30pm
  • Address Via Zoom

Cultural Sensitivity Training - 2 Sessions

We are Knox CulturalDiversity

Facilitator: Migrant Information Centre

Two complementary sessions are being offered. We encourage you to attend both sessions to gain the full benefit. The first is an introductory session ‘Understanding Culture and Diversity’. The second session is ‘Cultural Awareness in Practice’ which builds on the first session.

Knox is a diverse community and understanding the values and cultures of other people is key to an inclusive, safe and healthy municipality. Increasing our awareness of what other people value allows us to develop clubs, services and groups that are responsive to everyone’s needs and ultimately increase participation and membership!

Learning outcomes include:

  • Increase awareness of different cultures and communication practices
  • Learn about the challenges and barriers for culturally diverse community members to join services, groups and clubs

Session 1: Understanding Culture and Diversity

  • Date Wednesday 5 May
  • Time 6.30pm-8.15pm
  • Address Via Zoom

Session 2: Cultural Awareness in Practice

  • Date Wednesday 2 June
  • Time 6.30pm-8.15pm
  • Address Via Zoom

For more information

Contact the Community Partnerships Team on communitytraining@knox.vic.gov.au or phone 9298 8000. Please advise us of any additional requirements that may assist you in attending.

  • TIS Interpreter 131 450 (ask for 03 9298 8000)
  • Fax 9800 3096
  • Facebook facebook.com/Knoxcouncil
  • TTY If you are deaf or have difficulty with a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service 133 677 (quote ’03 9298 8000’)
  • Other For Speak and Listen, Internet relay, video relay or SMS relay services see relayservice.gov.au


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