Londoners can get help with grant writing

December 15, 2018 by  

It is a competitive world out there and organizations and individuals seeking funding need all of the help they can get.

Grant writers in the London area will be able to take advantage of some support during a Grant Writing 101 workshop, scheduled for January 17. The workshop is hosted by the Center for Rural Development.

Despite the ‘101’ in its name, the workshop is designed for both complete beginners and more experienced grant writers. The goal of the program is to give writers the skills and support they need to create successful grant proposals that get funded.

As Patti Simpson, the manager of the Center’s Business and Community Training Center, told the Sentinel Echo:

“[The] workshop provides the basic tools for beginners to get started writing a grant proposal and more experienced grant writers will have an opportunity to advance their skills and keep up with the current grant-writing trends.”

Organizations that are hosting workshops and training programs can use brochure printing to get the word out and to provide interested parties with relevant information.

The Grant Writing 101 program will be taught by Melissa Vermillion, who is a grant writer at Hazard Community and Technical College. Vermillion has written numerous successful grants, winning funding from organization such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the USDA.

The workshop costs $149 per participant and will take place from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Center, 2292 South U.S. 27 in Somerset.