Yes, we appreciate the cost is substantial for a not-for-profit organisation.
Unfortunately we have to charge the course fee for the Instructor Training Course as this is the only income we have to help keep us self-sustaining.
We have, on occasions had scholarships available for trainees, due to generous donations.
Consider approaching the Rotary clubs in your region. The topic of mental illness awareness has been very well supported by the Australian Rotary organisation. You could offer to conduct some free MHFA courses for the Rotary club.