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Let me show you how to write better grant applications…

Would you like to apply for grants, but don’t know where to start?

Have you applied for a grant before and the silence has been deafening in reply?

Does it all seem too big or too hard?

You are not on your own…

Tackling grant applications can be overwhelming with a million questions and the need to supply endless words, budgets and supporting documents – all within a very short time frame.

Don’t worry, I can help you research and write stronger grant applications.

I have been writing grants for around 30 years and have learned a few tips and tricks along the way. Let me show you how to take some of the mystery out of what makes a solid and successful grant application.

Ask me about:

  • Running a face-to-face workshop for your group or business.
  • Providing a mentoring service as you work your way through an application.
  • Reviewing your finished product and providing some fresh eyes on ways to improve what you have drafted, or
  • Writing the whole darn thing!

Happy to chat about which option works best for you.

Have a great day and Good Luck! Melanie

Community
Community

Stronger Communities Programme

Funder:  Federal Government

Grant Background: The Stronger Communities Programme provides each of the 151 Federal electorates with $150,000 to fund small capital projects. The program intends to encourage and support participation in local projects, improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.

Round 6 of the program will continue to support Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. For this special round, grant funding will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs except for local governing bodies where grant funding will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs.

Community consultation is a critical element of the program. In consultation with their community, each MP must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant. Invited applications will be assessed against the program’s eligibility criteria through a closed non-competitive process.

A maximum of 20 projects will be funded in each electorate.

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Community

NAIDOC Local Grants

Funder:  Federal – National Indigenous Australians Agency

Grant Background: The 2021 NAIDOC Local Grants funding round aims to support activities being held during NAIDOC Week 2021 (4-11 July) that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements and continuing contributions to our country and society. Activities should align with the National NAIDOC Theme for 2021, ‘Heal Country’.

This grant round provides funding to organisations to contribute to the costs of local and regional NAIDOC activities across Australia.

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Community

Aboriginal Languages Community Investment Programme

Funder:  NSW – Aboriginal Affairs

Grant Background: The Aboriginal Languages Community Investments Program 2021 aims to support the reawakening, growth, nurturing, promotion and awareness raising of Aboriginal languages in communities across NSW.

The Aboriginal Languages Trust is investing $800,000 in NSW Aboriginal local community groups and organisations who have a community focus on delivering Aboriginal language activities, building workforce capability and promoting the appreciation and use of Aboriginal Languages.

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Community
Community, Rural & Regional

Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investments Stream – Round 5

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The $1.04 billion Building Better Regions Fund supports the Australian Government’s commitment to:

  • drive economic growth
  • build stronger regional communities into the future.

The Community Investments Stream will fund new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.

For most projects grant funding will be up to either 50% or 75% of your eligible project costs. Your location will determine the percentage of grant funding you can receive.

Your project will need to deliver economic and social benefits to a regional or remote community.

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Rural and Regional
Community, Rural & Regional

Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects Stream – Round 5

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The $1.04 billion Building Better Regions Fund supports the Australian Government’s commitment to:

  • drive economic growth
  • build stronger regional communities into the future.

For Round Five, there is a total of $200 million available, with $100 million dedicated to tourism-related infrastructure projects.

The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. The projects can be either construction of new infrastructure or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure.

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Community, Sport

Regional Sport Facility Fund

Funder:  NSW – Sport

Grant Background: The NSW Government has committed $50 million to the Regional Sport Facility Fund over two-years, helping create spaces and facilities that enable communities to enjoy and take part in sport.

The Fund will:

  • assist eligible organisations to develop quality core sport infrastructure that will meet the current and future needs of the community.
  • will support the development of well-designed and utilised new and improved sport infrastructure projects that can directly impact and support participation and performance opportunities in sports at all levels.
  • will focus on sporting facilities that deliver the best outcomes for the community. It will ensure that the best possible value for money is achieved.

The key objectives of the Fund are to:

  • increase the number and type of sporting facilities;
  • improve the standard of existing sporting facilities;
  • increase participation in sport.

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Sport - cricket
Community, Sport

Greater Cities Sports Facility Fund

Funder:  NSW – Sport 

Grant Background: The NSW Government has committed $50 million to the Greater Cities Sport Facility Fund over two-years, helping create spaces and facilities that enable communities to enjoy and take part in sport.

The Fund will:

  • assist eligible organisations to develop quality core sport infrastructure that will meet the current and future needs of the community.
  • support the development of well-designed and utilised new and improved sport infrastructure projects that can directly impact and support participation and performance opportunities in sports at all levels.
  • focus on sporting facilities that deliver the best outcomes for the community. It will ensure that the best possible value for money is achieved.

The key objectives of the Fund are to:

  • increase the number and type of sporting facilities;
  • improve the standard of existing sporting facilities;
  • increase participation in sport.

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Drought - cracked earth
Community, Rural & Regional

Tackling Tough Times Together

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Grant Background: The Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program gives drought-affected communities across remote, rural and regional Australia the opportunity to access funds that benefit their immediate and long-term needs. Grants are available for grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly benefit local communities, with the objective of the program being to help drought-affected communities.

Applications received must address at least one of the following Program Objectives:

  1. Reduce social isolationby facilitating strong social cohesion and connection;
  2. Support and engage the community in leadership development and skills training;
  3. Support opportunities for social and educational participation and address disadvantagecaused by the drought, for children and young people;
  4. Reduce volunteer fatigue and build the capacity, capability and sustainability of local not-for-profit organisations to provide support to their communities, particularly where they are playing an increased role during the drought; and
  5. Support local economic recovery or renewal through projects that stimulate economic activity and cash-flow within communities.

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Outback road
Community

Driver Reviver Site Upgrade Programme

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background:  The Driver Reviver Site Upgrade Program is designed to contribute to the reduction of road trauma. The $8 million initiative was announced by the Australian Government to upgrade and improve awareness of Driver Reviver sites and improve road safety by reducing road trauma resulting from driver fatigue.

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