Digging Deeper: Get that Grant!

Mar 16, 2024

Online event

How to find grants, and what to use them for.

Event Information

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Get that Grant!

Do you ever wish someone would pay you to write, research, or revise a project? Or to go to a course, a conference, or a retreat? That’s what grants are for! All you need to do is apply. Heather M. O’Connor has received 16 grants to support her literary career, totalling almost $45,000. She will show you how to find funding and what you can use it for. She’ll also explain the components of a grant application, and will share tips and strategies to make your application shine. This workshop will be useful for both published and pre-published members, but most helpful for people who have never applied for grants or rarely been successful. Heather's examples will be primarily based on Canadian grant programs, but her tips and strategies will be universally applicable to other grants, whether from SCBWI, or another granting body.

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About the Presenter

Heather M. O’Connor is an award-winning children’s author and freelance writer based in Peterborough, Ontario. Her first picture book FAST FRIENDS won the prestigious Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, and was selected as the 2022 TD Grade One Book Giveaway. Before it was published, FAST FRIENDS received an Ontario Arts Council Writer’s Reserve grant. So did her dual-language picture book RUNS WITH THE STARS. Last year, Heather got an inside peek at the selection process as an adjudicator for the Ontario Arts Council Literary Creation grant.

Additional Workshop Details


Saturday, March 16, 2024. 1:00-2:00 pm EST


Virtual Event. After registering, you will find your registration confirmation under My Events on your Member Home. The Zoom link for the event will be found under the green Meeting Info button.


$15 CDN for Premium Members. $35 CDN for Registered Users.


The workshop will be recorded, and the recording will be available for one month following the event. Attendees will receive a link and a password by email the week following the event.


Upon completion of payment, you will receive a payment confirmation by email. You will also find a registration confirmation on the website that will include event-specific details. Go to your Member Home and click on My Events under the black bar at the top of the page. All events you have registered will be displayed on this page. If there are additional meeting details (i.e. Zoom links for virtual events or materials required for the event), this information will be found under the green Meeting Info button.

Questions about this event? Contact Michelle Jodoin, Regional Advisor, SCBWI Canada East 


SCBWI Canada East

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