Learning Lab


Learning Lab is a series of training workshops for not for profit community groups, volunteers and residents of Maribyrnong. We have a range of events coming up over the coming months - see below for full details.

All sessions are held at Footscray Town Hall, Corner of Napier and Hyde St. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVPs essential - register now to reserve your spot.


Governing a Community Organisation

Wednesday 11 March, 6 - 8.30pm
Learn about the roles and responsibilities of committees/board members.  Key legal duties and purpose and rules.

Committee Roles and Responsibilities

Wednesday 25 March, 6 - 8.30pm
Learn about how the rules and your constitution are the key to a well-governed organisation.


Developing Grant Ideas and How to Form Partnerships

Wednesday 8 April, 6 - 8.30pm
Learn how to develop grant ideas and partnerships.

Budgeting - How Does It Work?

Wednesday 22 April, 6 - 8.30pm
Learn how to develop and manage budgets.


Understanding and Assessing Data and Local Statistics

Wednesday 6 May, 6 - 8.30pm
Learn how to use different tools and functions that will support you in understanding the community including demographic, community profiling, economic and social atlases.

Project Planning and Design

Wednesday 20 May, 6 - 8.30pm
Learn how to scope your project, allocate resources and how to report and evaluate your project.


Grant Writing Workshop

Wednesday 3 June, 6 - 8.30pm
Learn the skills and techniques that will help your group submit grant applications.

Working with Other Organisations

Wednesday 24 June, 6 - 8.30pm
There are may benefits to working with other not-for profits, from accessing funding to increasing your reach in the community.  Understand the legal side and options available for working together, and what they might mean for your organization.


Grant Writing Workshop

Wednesday 15 July, 10am - 12.30pm
Learn the skills and techniques that will help your group submit grant applications.

Building Community with Social Media

Wednesday 29 July, 6 - 8.30pm
This session will provide a basic overview of the most popular social media platforms and insights on the best way they can be used effectively.


Disability Access and Inclusion Training

Wednesday 12 August, 6 - 8.30pm
Build on your understanding of accessibility and inclusion of people with a disability.  An interactive session, there will be discussion about language, responsibilities and human rights.

Volunteers and the Law

Wednesday 26 August, 6 - 8.30pm
This session will equip volunteer managers with useful legal information, tips, tools, templates and resources to support them in their roles.


Writing an Acquittal Report

Wednesday 16 September, 6 - 8.30pm
Learn how to write a report that is clear, concise and sums up the outcomes of the project.


Help Wanted! Attracting and Recruiting Volunteers

Wednesday 14 October, 10am - 12.30pm
Learn how to identify your volunteering group needs and how to create a volunteering plan to match.