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Community Training Grants

We recognise the work of not-for-profit (NFP) organisations and aspiring professionals in the community, wishing to embark on professional development. The Community Training Grant provides training up to the value of $3,000 for organisations and up to $4,000 for individuals that can be used to fund participation on a selection of training courses offered by the Institute*.

Applications for our 2023 Community Training Grants are now closed.

Community Training Grant Information:
Community Training Grants (Scholarships) are awarded in two categories:

1. Organisational

We invite organisations from civic and voluntary groups, charitable and welfare groups, church groups and other not-for-profit organisations to apply. Submit the application form with a one-page summary outlining:

  • A brief background on the organisation.
  • Why the organisation should be chosen to receive a Community Training Grant.
  • And, how the organisation would benefit/ use an AIM WA Community Training Grant.

2. Individual

The Individual Community Training Grants are broken down into two subcategories:

2a) Ben Scott Young Professional

This category is tailored for ambitious young professionals under the age of 35 years who are in, or aspiring to be in, a management or leadership role and wishing to embark on professional development.

2b) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

This category is tailored for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who are in, or aspiring to be in a management or leadership role and wanting to undertake professional development opportunities with AIM WA.

Applicants for an individual award are required to submit the application form and a one-page summary outlining:

  • Their current, or recently acquired role.
  • Their interest in professional development (for both them and their organisation).
  • And, intent for use of the Community Training Grant i.e. specific AIM WA training courses of interest.

Mr Ben Scott was involved in the formation of the Institute in 1957 before becoming President from 1962 - 1964. Ben showed incredible dedication and commitment to the Western Australian Leadership community.

Community Training Grants may be redeemed in the following fields:

  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Leadership and Management
  • Frontline Management, Supervision and WHS
  • Project, Contract and Process Improvement
  • Finance, Sales and Marketing
  • HR, Training and Administration
  • Computer Skills

Testimonial from a past winner

“The AIM WA Scholarship Program for not for profit organisations is a wonderful initiative, making first class training available to those who may not be able to benefit otherwise. Our team look forward to selecting programs which will benefit them personally as well as the Foundation, so we can help transform the health care of WA’s sick children and young people so they can live their healthiest and happiest lives.”

Carrick Robinson
Chief Executive Officer
Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation