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VIC Breakfast: Govnt. Grants 20/6/2017

Government Grants:
How to Navigate Bureaucracy
& Access Them

Are you a Victorian business looking to access government grants?

This breakfast will open a world of opportunity as well as shine the torch on the path through a confusing maze. You will learn about the government grants and funding currently available, key qualifiers, things to consider before moving forward and helpful tips and tricks to improve your chances of accessing grants.

Grants and funding assist in streamlining your business and increasing day to day efficiencies to maximise business objectives.

You will hear about:

1. The assessment process to identify company needs
2. Building Business Capacity and Research
3. Funding HUBS and the opportunities they offer small business
4. Are you missing out? What are the opportunities available?
5. Why is good grant writing so important?
6. Top 5 tips to writing a successful grant submission
7. Holistic Planning Group success and achievements
8. Victorian Government's Skills First workforce training & innovation funding

You will leave the sessions armed with the knowledge of what's available and how to access it in order to further invest in your business and take it to the next level.

Guest presenters:

Jeanie Hall, Manager Economic Development and Tourism at Benalla Rural City & GrantReady

There are three clear markers that define Jeanie's comprehensive career; her experience in education, Local and Federal government roles and self employment. 

Each segment of her career is linked by her passion for leaving a legacy of knowledge growth and motivation with her clients and staff, and providing excellence in customer service.

Career highlights include successfully running restaurants and catering businesses for over 30 years, writing over $15 million in grant applications as the Manager of Economic Development and Tourism for Benalla Rural City Council, receiving a Rural Women's Leadership Bursary, and a Churchill Fellowship in 2003. 

Jeanie is known for thinking outside the square and loves working with young people particularly innovators and start up businesses.  She is also a passionate advocate for rural towns, agriculture and women in business.

Jeanie joined GrantReady in September 2016 and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course. 

GrantReady is a leader in the field of grants having worked with thousands of organisations around Australia to find and apply for suitable grants.  GrantReady has directly helped access over $500 million in grants and rebates.

Danny Pearson, Labor MP, State Seat of Essendon

Danny Pearson became involved in politics because be believe's that the Government can profoundly improve the lives of its citizens. In 1996, Danny began working as a researcher for the Labor Party, and then went on to become a senior advisor to Premier Steve Bracks.

Prior to Danny's election, he worked in and later established a small consultancy business in Melbourne, devising policies that enable the community to achieve its potential is what inspires him.

Danny is proud to represent the State Seat of Essendon electorate. Danny recognises a community under pressure from over-development and a lack of spending on appropriate infrastructure, including improving public transport in our community;

'To rectify this, the Andrews' Labor Government will not build the East-West link. Instead we will remove the Buckley Street Level Crossing, we will start work on the Melbourne Metro Tunnel and we will prevent the overdevelopment of the Moonee Valley Racing Club'

Danny is also concerned about the rising cost of living, improving the way our hospitals are managed as well as ensuring our children receive the best possible education. As a former President of the Early Learning Association Australia, Danny is aware that children need appropriate stimulation to develop and excel, hence why he is a strong supporter of education for everyone, not just a lucky few.

'I am pleased that one of the Andrews Government's early actions was the restoration of the Strathmore Secondary College school zone. I will also continue to work to obtain the funds needed to rebuild Strathmore Primary School'.

Event details:

Venue: Bank of Queensland, Melbourne VIC
Venue Address: Board room, Level 4, 441 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004
Starting: 7:00 AM
Tuesday 20th June 2017
Ending: 9:00 AM
Phone Enquiries: 1300 669 030

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