What do we need to write an effective grant proposal?

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  • Sep 09, 2021
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When the grant writer Sydney is starting to write a grant proposal or several grant submissions for an organisation there is certain information that they need to learn to have a visual picture of the organisation’s vision and needs. Having this knowledge and understanding enables them to correctly match their client with appropriate grants. (more…)

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.

Tips for successful grant writing

Tips for successful Grant Writing
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  • Jan 09, 2021
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Applying for grants can take a lot of valuable time, resources and energy. Before embarking on an application, ensure you carefully read the guidelines carefully to confirm the grant is suitable for your project.

Managing your project

Funding bodies want to clearly see lines of responsibility for all aspects of project management. They will require demonstrated experience and abilities in the project co-ordination, timetabling and managing all people involved in the project. They will require a nominated person who will drive the project.

Demonstrating your credibility

Grant applications may have questions about constitutions, annual reports, strategic plans, and previous your grant history. They help the funding body determine how your organisation operates and how you will manage the money. Ensure you address these aspects of the application and collect all the relevant documents and information before writing the application.

Building partnerships

Working with your local council and developing relationships with other not for profit organisations in your community can prove to be very productive. Demonstrating strong community support and involvement to the funding body is important. Funding bodies want their funds to benefit as many different groups of people within your community as possible.

Funding bodies may require you to demonstrate how your organisation will include your community in your project. Funding bodies are committed to building long-term partnerships and sharing resources across like organisations and particularly in regional areas.

Selling your project

Get together and brainstorm the main factors of your project. Prioritise these factors and ensure you can accurately describe each feature of your project. Try and identify why it is important for your project to be funded instead of other projects. Express this clearly at the commencement of the application and it will increase your chances of success.

Be clear and concise

Most funding organisations will receive more grant applications than funding available. It is vitally important that you attract their attention in the initial paragraph of the application. Clearly explain the main elements of your project and how your project will marry in with the other aims of your organisation. If the funding body sets a word limit, ensure you stick to it. Your grant application must be easy to read and understand.

Use plain English

It is advisable to minimise your use of technical terms and jargon. Simple, straightforward, plain English is easier to write, faster to read and will get your message across in a no-nonsense way.

Grants are a competitive process

Your grant application will be assessed against other organisations grant applications. Every grant applicant believes their project is the project that should be funded, so the tone of your grant application needs to be well-reasoned, optimistic with a clear and concise message.
You have a very limited timeframe to capture the funding body’s attention and to put forward your case. Ensure your application is complete, has all the required attachments and is neat and easily read. Check it, double check it and ask someone else to check it again, well before the submission deadline.

Help is available

Grant writing can be a daunting task which can drain valuable resources. A professional grant writer is an invaluable investment. A professional, experienced grant writer will work with you to develop a high standard grant application. Red Tape Busters has a team of professional grant writers waiting to help. Grant writer Sydney, Grant writer Perth, grant writer Melbourne, and everywhere in between, Red Tape Busters are ready to help.

SMART Goals in grant writing

SMART goals for grant writing
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  • Dec 11, 2020
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So, your organisation has identified a need or an area that they feel they can address for the community. When applying for a grant the grant writer provides a comprehensive proposal and detailed information to the grant provider that will enable them to definitively award the grant that best addresses the needs of the community. (more…)

Grant Writing – Why editing is so important?

Grant Writing- Why editing is so important

Mistakes in grant applications do not go unnoticed. They reduce the reader’s confidence in your sporting or community organisation. This is not the impression you are aiming for as grant writer. (more…)

Grant Writing- What does 2020 have in store?

Grant Writing- What does 2020 have in store

Not for profit sporting organisations, school programs, community organisations and other projects require funding to stay afloat, and writing successful grant applications, can assist these groups to get the funding they need. Grants have a role to play in supporting these organisations. (more…)