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Webinar: The secrets of grant giving and grant winning in a COVID-19 environment

13 May@12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


This webinar will provide an overview of the role of grants and how they can assist economic development professionals and their communities now and into the future.

Presenters will provide an overview of grant giving and grant winning, with examples and best practice pointers from experienced specialists.

Who this webinar is relevant to: Economic Development Practitioners, Grant Officers and Grant Coordinators.

Register for this webinar and you will also receive two must-have downloadable files from our presenters, including:

  1. The ultimate list of secret grant writing tips; and
  2. A list of all currently available COVID-19-related grants applicable to Local Government.


Daryl Connelly | CEO – Cradle Coast Authority

Daryl was appointed as CEO of the Cradle Coast Authority in December 2019, to oversee a period of organisational reform, including a renewed focus on economic development and strong local government. Prior to that, he was Co-founder and Executive Officer at Switch Tasmania, a not for profit established in 2011 to support people with a business or business idea, where he remains on the board.

Other committee roles include the Tasmanian Libraries Advisory Board, the RDA Tasmania Committee, the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Tasmania) and the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics at the University of Tasmania, where he is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer.

Daryl holds a Master of Business from the University of Tasmania and is a graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders Program. He is Cradle Coast born and bred, and lives at Forth with his wife and two daughters.

Dale Sutton | Team Leader Engagement & Grants – City of Onkaparinga

After almost 20 years in banking working in a range of departments and roles around South Australia, Dale decided to get away from the profit making machines that are the big banks, and find a role where his values were better aligned, hence he found himself working for his local council.  Dale joined City of Onkaparinga in 2008 and found his niche where he is responsible for community engagement and grants – services that have a direct benefit for the local community.

He manages a small team responsible for grant attraction and grant giving.  City of Onkaparinga has a range of grants, sponsorship and donations programs providing around $1 million to local community groups and businesses for events, programs and activities. Recently the team worked with the Community Development department to quickly establish a COVID-19 Community Wellbeing & Resilience Grant.

Dale is an active member of the local government grants network in South Australia, and has presented at national grants conferences.

Peter Jeffery | Executive Manager – Grant Guru

Previously EDA Victorian State Practitioner Network Chair and recently exiting Local Government after 8+ years, Peter assists Council staff and their local communities to source, win and manage funding programs. Having been a grant designer, judge and recipient, he offers some valuable insights into the mechanics of funding distribution and trends across Australia.

Peter has also been a champion for local businesses, Not for Profits, Community groups and Social Enterprises, assisting them with their goals by providing practical advice and tools that have real impact.

Peter has won 2 EDA Awards for programs involving Government funding and partnerships across the 3 tiers, he has also been consulted by State Government to help influence policy and develop cross sector community committees.

Jan McIntyre | Grants Attraction Officer – City of Onkaparinga

Originally a country girl, Jan’s career has taken her around Australia working in marketing, community development, project management and grant management at all levels of government.  Jan has spent the last 20 years in local government in South Australia, developing a sound understanding for grants management as funding givers, and strategy to improve the success rate of grants attraction.

Jan’s ability to look at strategic context and then drill down to specifics, has seen her develop a successful career in the grants space.  Jan has a strong commitment to her community and enjoys taking on innovative challenges that have positive broad community benefit.


Members: Free
Non-Members: $30

Members, please log in to receive your complimentary registration.

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13 May
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Economic Development Australia


0467 217 997


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