Strategic non-academic grant writing

In this session you will learn strategies for non-academic grant writing. Through a series of hands-on activities you will develop the critical skills to successfully write proposals. For success in a non-academic granting setting, you will need to be strategic in 3 key ways:

  • Identifying the specific grantee's intent
  • Framing your work to match the intent as best as possible
  • Laying out the practical outcomes or products of the proposed work

In addition to covering these three areas, the session will also cover identifying grants as well as co-writing proposals with community partners.  The main activity in the workshop has students apply a tool to help them organize the writing of a grant proposal. This tool helps them identify key components, concepts and criteria to allow them to strategically develop their ideas in line with the intention and constraints that define a particular funding opportunity of interest to them.  

Should you fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing your colleagues on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop.  Please note, it is your responsibility to sign next to your name on the attendance sheet for each workshop session. A blank signature spot will result in a penalty charge.


Mikey Bennington, Project Manager, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation