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Preparing Strong Grant Applications


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September 21, 2023 9:30 am
September 21, 2023 12:00 pm

Every year, millions of dollars in grants are made available to Canadian non-profits and charities. Yet grant-writing and applying for grants are often intimidating processes for non-profit staff and community leaders.  This workshop aims at making effective grant writing more accessible to staff working on proposals and other funding applications.

Learning outcomes

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Gain insights into what makes an effective funding application
  • Explore the elements that make a grant application compelling
  • Practice articulating the unique value of your project and organization
  • Acquire an understanding of the significance of data and performance indicators in funding proposals


Who should attend?

  • Staff engaged in writing grants or preparing grant applications


How to register?

Staff and volunteers affiliated with Volunteer Ottawa member organizations can register and attend this workshop for free.

This workshop is part of our Learning Path for Non-Profit Staff. Pre-register to the entire learning path by following this link.

Express your interest in registering for this specific workshop by contacting [email protected]


Date and time

Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am to 12 pm.

What to Bring

This is a live online session so please attend with the capability to participate through the Zoom platform.



Tais McNeill is the Senior Associate, Community and Engagement at the Ottawa Community Foundation, where he is responsible for guiding applicants through the Foundation’s application process, and for supporting the work of the Foundation’s Grants Committee.


Education member benefit

As part of Volunteer Ottawa’s efforts to support recovery in the not-for-profit sector, this workshop will be offered for free to VO members. There are limited slots, allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact our education program office ([email protected]) to register and redeem this benefit.


Cancellation Policy

There is a course minimum of 3 registrants.

An email confirming this registration will be sent to the primary email address for your member account, or the email address on this form if you are a non-member. Your registration is transferrable to anyone else within your organization. The following workshop registrations are non-refundable: (a) purchased at a discounted rate, (b) purchased using a voucher, or (c) cancellation received less than five (5) business days prior to the event. Any other cancellation is refundable, subject to a $10.00 administration fee.


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Preparing Strong Grant Applications


Join Volunteer Ottawa in this workshop to learn how to prepare strong grant applications for your non-profit’s programs and services.

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