Successfully applying for grant funding

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  • Aug 02, 2021
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There is no given to being successful in receiving grant but there are a few simple tips that can be followed to increase chances of success.

Be perfectly clear – The grant writer Melbourne who demonstrates with clarity the outline of the funding submission ensures the evaluation team knows what the project or program is, why it is needed, how it will be achieved and when it will be completed. The grant writer builds a case for the applicant that specifies the parameters of the project or program and its impact for the stakeholders or the community.

Budget for the proposal – The budget need to clearly match the project or proposal and need to be detailed, transparent and comprehensive. Every goal or objective should be costed out in full and included in the grant application. If the evaluators become confused, suspicious or irritated by convoluted and unclear budget forecasts and layout or feel there are gaping holes in the budget or the budget doesn’t match the proposal the applicant can find themselves overlooked for the grant funding.

Provide a clear statement of your funding needs – The grant writer Sydney will establish what the project or program is and what the grant funding will cover. The role of the funding should be perfectly clear in the accompanying proposal. There should be no ambiguity or estimates. Clarity and openness demonstrate commitment to your goals and objectives and a thorough plan to successfully deliver on your proposal.

Link the project or program to your organisation mission – As part of the grant submission the grant writer will include the relevant organisation information such as the mission, values, aims, goals, and objectives of the organisation. A vast majority of grant applications require identifying how the organisation is eligible for the funding and require demonstration that their ideals match those of the funding body.

Demonstrate ongoing and lasting positive impact for the stakeholders – Grant funding is generally available to improve services or fill a need for a particular group of people in the community. The grant writer will ensure as part of the proposal that the organisation is committed to the ongoing welfare of the identified stakeholders and how their project or program will improve things for them. Generally the grant writer will include examples of what the organisation has successfully done prior and how their programs will continue to fill a need within their community.

There are countless organisations and groups who are committed to improving the lives of people within the community and it is the role of the grant writer to work with their client organisation to find appropriate grant opportunities that match the requirements of their clients and to use their knowledge and experience to format a compelling and persuasive case for funding to assist their clients to deliver much needed programs and projects. The grant writer is experienced and professional and committed to achieving success for their clients.

Developing a Grant Strategy

Developing A Grant Strategy
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  • Jul 16, 2021
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First and foremost, what is a grant strategy? A strategic plan is a formal and organised plan that enables an organisation to document their direction for the future and how they plan to get there. They then use this information to identify their funding requirements and the funding opportunities they intend to target or pursue over a certain period of time. (more…)

The Grant Solution

The Grant Solution
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  • Jun 14, 2021
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Grants can be an excellent solution for non-profit organisations, businesses, community social and sporting groups etc to grow their operations. (more…)

Similarities across tender applications

Similarities across Tender Applications
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  • May 29, 2021
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The tender writing process can be daunting for the uninitiated, but professional tender writers are comfortable and familiar with the processes and methods inherent in the tender application procedure. The RFT (request for tender) document itself can often be very large and lengthy and the tender writer Queensland knows that reading and rereading this document is imperative to a successful tender application. All the information required to be the successful tender bid is carefully included in the RFT document.
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Gambling Community Benefit Fund now open

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  • May 27, 2021
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Gambling Community Benefit Fund now open for Qld not for profit, sporting and community organisations. Up to $35k available. GCBF closes in June. Contact Red Tape Busters for more information

 

Qld Tenders

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  • May 27, 2021
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Qld Tenders

Various tenders are just about to open. QBuild will be progressively advertising tender opportunities to establish Standing Offer Arrangements (SOAs) for 15 trade contractor sub-categories in QBuild locations across metropolitan, regional and remote areas of Queensland. Contact Red Tape Busters for more information

 

Business Grants Now Open

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  • May 27, 2021
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Business Grants Now Open

The following Business Grants are either now open or will be open soon. Contact us at Red Tape Busters for more information:-

  • Business Boost
  • Business Growth
  • Business Basics
  • Resource Recovery Industry Development Program

 

Applying for grant funding for NFP organisations

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  • May 17, 2021
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There are several components to grant writing for NFP(Not For Profit) organisations.

Identify the Issue

For many NFP organisations they have a wish list of programs or projects that will benefit their community and improve their services but often funding holds them back from achieving all of these items on their wish list. Unfortunately fundraising will only go so far; so for many organisations grants become the lifeline to achieve their goals and objectives.

The grant writer Queensland can assist the NFP organisation in their grant writing. The grant writer will start with identifying the selection criteria expected to be addressed in the application and will liaise with the organisation representative to answer each criterion in a structured and easy to follow format.
Often through sitting down and explaining the project or program the organisation can refine their message. If they discuss this with the grant writer Queensland, the grant writer is able to use the information gained to develop a written version of the project or program for inclusion in the grant proposal.

Know the community

As part of the grant proposal the grant writer needs to clearly identify and elaborate on the positive outcomes for the community as a result of the project or program going ahead. They need to clearly identify which community members are the focus of the project and how the project/program will address the identified issue.
The grant funders need to definitively know that their funding will benefit positively the identified community members and how this will happen. The grant writer Queensland therefore needs to have this information and provide it within the grant application.

Define the solution

The NFP organisation develops their project/program based on their knowledge of the issue and the community that it will be presented in; then defines their goals and objectives and develops an action plan or strategy to refine their program. The grant writer Queensland develops a grant proposal that clearly communicates this information and addresses the required selection criteria and requirements of the grant to submit the completed grant application.

Describe how the organisation can deliver their program goals

As the grant writer Sydney works through the grant document they will generally write notes or bullet points using the key words contained in the document as a starting point for the grant application. These notes are the beginning of the creative process and identify any areas where further information or research will be necessary as well as listing the supporting documentation and evidence required such as organisational profiles, policies and procedures and financial records.

The budget for the program or project should be fully and comprehensively costed and presented in a legible and understandable format. Grant writers Queensland have the experience and knowhow to support the NFP organisation to achieve this effortlessly.

Presenting the application

Formatting the application is something the grant writer Queensland is extremely competent and experienced in doing. They will ensure that it is presented in a legible, professional format using headers, bold font, bullet points and a professional and legible font to guarantee that the evaluator will find it easy to peruse and understand.

Using a professional grant writer Sydney gives the NFP organisation the benefit of someone who has experience and competency in grant applications and increases their chances of being successful in their application.