Community Sector Banking
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  | 

Mental Health Council Offers Free Workshops and $ Grants


Monday, 11th February 2008 at 3:02 pm
Staff Reporter
The Department of Health and Ageing has provided the Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) with $6 million to assist in the development of the capacity of non-government mental health organisations and other organisations delivering services relating to mental health.

Monday, 11th February 2008
at 3:02 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Mental Health Council Offers Free Workshops and $ Grants
Monday, 11th February 2008 at 3:02 pm

The Department of Health and Ageing has provided the Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) with $6 million to assist in the development of the capacity of non-government mental health organisations and other organisations delivering services relating to mental health.

There are two opportunities:
– 14 free, full day workshops around the country, designed to build stronger organisations;
– one-off grants of up to $40,000.

MHCA invites a broad range of services to find out more and apply. MHCA is keen to hear from organisations working in: drug and alcohol rehabilitation, counselling, telephone help lines, family support services, men’s services, asylum seeker support, eating disorders, suicide prevention and addiction.

Workshops are being held across Australia to showcase the possibilities for capacity enhancement within NGOs delivering mental health services. Workshops tackle HR, I.T, governance, business planning and development of links to other agencies.
Organisations are not required to attend a workshop to apply for a grant but one part of each workshop will provide information to assist organisations with the application
process.

Attendance at the workshops and applications for the grants will be open to any mental health NGO with annual turnover below $3 million.

Workshop schedule:
1 Feb Canberra 20 Feb Darwin
5 Feb Sydney 25 Feb Ballarat
6 Feb Newcastle 26 Feb Dandenong
7 Feb Parramatta 27 Feb Abbotsford
11 Feb Brisbane 28 Feb Hobart
12 Feb Cairns 4 Mar Adelaide
19 Feb Alice Springs 5 Mar Perth

Key dates for workshops and capacity enhancement grants:
Registration to attend workshops closes: 7 days prior to the workshop that you will be attending
Grant applications open: 1 February 2008
Grant applications closing date: 14 March 2008
Grant application forms & info available at www.mhca.org.au.

The MHCA is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector, committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians.

Further information: Rachelle Irving at rachelle.irving@mhca.org.au or (02) 6285 0812.




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Tags : Grants,

 Print

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

WA giving circle helping grow philanthropic culture

Luke Michael

Monday, 4th November 2019 at 4:27 pm

Helping people and the planet

Contributor

Monday, 28th October 2019 at 7:45 am

Do you have what it takes to be a tomorrow maker?

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 at 8:23 am

New Grant Reporting Approach Trialled in the UK

Luke Michael

Monday, 10th December 2018 at 4:25 pm

POPULAR

A sad and sorry history of Newstart

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 19th November 2019 at 8:00 am

Report finds NFP boards lack leadership in fundraising

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 13th November 2019 at 2:30 pm

Morrison government unveils plan for ‘last 20 per cent’ of NDIS rollout

Luke Michael

Monday, 18th November 2019 at 2:06 pm

Rethinking theory of change

Kevin Robbie

Tuesday, 19th November 2019 at 8:38 am

Community Sector Banking
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!