Preparing, planning and writing funding applications workshop

April 2015

Building on the successful implementation of the FundAssist toolkit, NCETA was invited by the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) to conduct a workshop on Monday 16 March 2015 for ACT-based nongovernment treatment and support services. The aim of the workshop was to help participants prepare and plan for future funding applications. Utilising FundAssist, this highly interactive workshop provided participants with guidance and practical advice about the steps involved in preparing, planning and writing funding applications. Participants worked through the various steps involved in developing funding applications, including: how to go about identifying need, developing an appropriate description of their organisation, understanding funding evaluation criteria, developing a proposal and budgets, writing tips and risk management strategies. In undertaking the workshop activities they able to use practical examples from their own organisations.

FundAssist is available online: and copies of the USB version can be ordered from