Running a learning activity big or small will require some planning. Below are some things listed that you may want to consider. Download our WLF Events Toolkit PDF here.
What Kind of Event Can I Run?
Learning activities can be as formal or informal and as big or small as you want them to be. The learning activity could be something that you are already doing and the festival provides a vehicle to showcase this work. Or it may be a new activity that you would like to run to open a new building or to start a new program, Here are some suggestions for learning activity events.
- Try out class
- Open Day
- Exhibition or display
- Information session
- Drop-in day
- Walking tour
- Make something
- Panel discussion
- Learning Luncheon/morning tea
Define Your Audience
Your target audience will determine what kind of event you will run. The learning festival aims to have an array of activities that cover all life stages from early years to seniors. Some activities may focus on one particular group while others may cross various life stages or be open to everyone. This information will be required on the registration form.
The time of day you run the activity should also suit your target audience. While most activities are public, you may like to run a private event with targeted invited guests only. This can be indicated on the registration form. We can still advertise the event but will not provide specific details.
Is There Funding To Run My Event?
There is no specific funding for the Wyndham Learning Festival to run events. Each organisation or group is to run an event that suits their own budget. The WLF working group may be able to suggest grant options available if approached early in the year.
Council do have small grants for community organisations open throughout the year. https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/volunteering-grants/about-grants/community-grants-program