Finding the Right Grant
Grant Search, and The Australian are two useful
websites to visit. They are "http://grantsearch.com.au"
Directory of Philanthropy are two useful
Visit These Websites to View a Range of Funding Programs
GrantsLINK is a comprehensive whole-of-government website
offering direct links to existing information on Commonwealth
grants programmes. GrantsLINK also offers advice on
finding the best source of funding and on writing applications.
Practical resources, support and linkages between community
networks and the general public, business and government.
On the South West Development Commission website you are able to
apply for a grant.
On the Department for Local Government and Communities website to to
'The Community', then 'Grants Directory'.
Creative Partnerships Australia for corporate
Philanthropy Australia is a national membership organisation
for grantmaking trusts and foundations.
Tips for Writing A Successful Funding Submission
- Establish a relationship with the funding body. Most authorities
welcome enquires from applicants in the early planning stages
of the project.
- Clarify with the funding body, what they are prepared
to fund, the closing date for applications, the length of
the review process, the evaluation criteria, and the title
and address of the individual to whom the application is
to be sent.
- Plan- Once you have done your homework and have it organised
in an easily accessible format you will be able to use relevant
sections for different proposals or applications.
- Gather together all relevant documents that you may need
to use. A copy of the constitution, aims and objectives
of the organisation and any other material that may support
your claim, including letters of support.
Bear in mind, you might submit a perfect application and
still receive a rejection. Remember that most funding sources
have limited resources with which to fund projects. Do not
get discouraged if you get a rejection, you can always try
in their next funding round or send the application to another
It is important to note that almost no funding body will
fund 100% of a project so for large projects it is likely
you will need funds from more than one provider.
If your application is successful always formally acknowledge
the grant provider with a thankyou letter. If you are not
successful in an application, try to fund out why by asking
for feedback from the funding body