UINR and Environment Canada are presenting a free workshop at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre on Wednesday, March 23.

Proposal Writing and Fundraising would be of interest to anyone who writes funding applications for both environmental and non-environmental projects. If you need money for a project and need to know more about what funders want from you, this workshop focuses on funding programs available from government and private sources. Through this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to prepare effective proposals to increase your chances of getting the funding you need, from cleaning a stream so salmon will return to increasing biodiversity by growing traditional plants. The workshop will clarify what you need to make your project happen, what your project will cost and what help you can reasonably expect to receive.

Proposal Writing and Fundraising will be held Wednesday, March 23 from 9:00–3:30 at Membertou Trade and Convention Centre. Lunch will be provided and mileage will be covered. There will be no accommodations or honourariums paid for this event.

The workshop is offered to the five Unama’ki Mi’kmaq communities and organizations serving those communities. A maximum of five people from each community and organizations around Unama’ki will be accepted. To register: email Serena Paul at serena @uinr.ca by Monday, March 14. Please include your full name, a phone number where you can be reached and the name of your community