Training workshops

We love sharing our passion. We’ve delivered training workshops to thousands of people across Australia and our course topics are as broad as the Channel Country.

From grant writing to strategy, communication planning, social media, event management, writing, good governance for committees, grant writing, working with the media and project planning, we’ve got all your bases covered.

All of our workshops are highly interactive, leading to boosted confidence and real outcomes for communities.


FREE grant writing workshops | Weipa and Cooktown

Wombat Creative is bringing its grant writing workshops to Weipa and Cooktown thanks to the support of local organisations and grant funding. The workshops are highly interactive and delivered in plain English with one goal: to give you the confidence to write more grants and win more funds.

Weipa, Tuesday 19 November, 8.30am – 1.30pm

Cooktown, Thursday 21 November, 8.30am – 1.30pm

RSVP is essential. Light refreshments provided. Supported by Gambling Community Benefit Fund, Landcare Queensland, Cook Shire Council, Cape York NRM and the Regional Landcare Facilitator.

Participants should come armed with project ideas, specific grant funding application forms and guidelines or past applications written. This workshop is interactive – please come prepared to throw yourself into grant writing with gusto.

RSVP and more information:

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Social media workshops

P1040490We love social media, and we love sharing our passion with people, particularly in rural communities. Social media has so much potential to help rural communities bridge the consumer-producer divide, but only if people are actively participating. Our workshops are delivered in partnership with organisations who have appropriate facilities, ensuring at least one computer between two people and a mix of online time and interactive discussion around planning for strategic use of social media. We focus on how the power of social media can be harnessed for specific purposes, rather than personal networking and participants must have a general understanding of social media before joining us.

Want to know more? Contact us for the specifics or to discuss your needs.


Governance workshops for busy volunteers


There’s something about governance that makes people groan, but we’ve found that with a little patience and a lot of interactivity, we can help committees and volunteers understand their roles and responsibilities in a casual and friendly way. Our governance workshops work by assessing people’s current levels of understanding and filling the gaps, offering practical examples, case studies and role plays to really get participants thinking about how importance good governance is.

Our workshops can be delivered as either full day or half day but must be booked in advance. Contact us for more information.


Grant writing workshops


Our Managing Director, Samantha Morris, has more than 20 years grant writing experience and has a knack for sifting through waffle to help build a strong funding proposal. Her workshops are highly interactive, very popular, and have taken place in every region of Queensland over the past 10 years. The workshops follow a logical process for planning and writing strong projects and strong applications. With tonnes of resource material, and phone support after the workshops, participants leave with much more confidence to get amongst it, sort out their project plans and secure money for their important community work.

Our grant writing workshops run from 9.30am – 3.00pm to accommodate school hours and are offered at a set delivery fee per workshop with travel expenses charged at cost on top. Contact us about availability and cost. We’d love to visit your community and help them whip their projects into shape.