NICA, CRD hosting grant writing workshop

Free two-day grant-writing workshops being offered by NICA and CRD

The Northern Interior Communities Association (NICA) and the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) Grant Writer program will co-host a grant writing workshop for community groups, organizations and charities from the Cariboo-Chilcotin, Sept. 14-15.

The event will take place in the City of Williams Lake council chambers. The workshop and the one-on-one sessions are free and light refreshments will be available.

On Sept. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m., NICA will provide a two-hour presentation on grant writing. Groups can also register for a 30-minute one-on-one session with NICA staff members, which will be held Sept. 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The workshop will focus on how to write successful applications for the BC Community Gaming Grants program and its current intake for the Human and Social Services sector. The deadline for grant applications to this program is Nov. 30.

The session will also provide valuable grant writing basics which can be applied to all funding program applications.

Community groups and organizations planning on attending are encouraged to bring along applications in progress, or previously completed submissions to receive feedback on how to improve their grant writing techniques.

RSVP is required before Sept. 10, by emailing, or calling the CRD at 250-392-3351 or toll free 1-800-665-1636 and mention you are confirming your attendance for the grant writer workshop.

Please specify if your community group would like a one-on-one session and preferred time. Time slots are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For more information about this workshop, contact NICA workshop co-ordinator Rhonda Dickson at 250-562-2553 or e-mail Information may also be obtained by contacting the CRD grant writer at

For further information about the CRD Community Grant Writer program, or to subscribe to the Community Grant Writer online newsletter, email