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Grants Writing Made Easy. Gerard Byrne Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries Email: [email protected] 13 September 2008. Gerard Byrne. Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries 30 years experience in community groups and grants

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grants writing made easy
Grants Writing Made Easy

Gerard Byrne

Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries

Email: [email protected]

13 September 2008

gerard byrne
Gerard Byrne
  • Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
  • 30 years experience in community groups and grants
  • Co-Author, Grants in Australia Book
  • National presenter on Grants Writing
grants made easy
Grants made easy
  • Where to find out about grants
  • Successful grant applications
  • What’s available
  • Further help
where to find out about grants
Where to find out about grants
  • Fundraising Strategy
  • Preparation
  • Networks
where to find out about grants1
Where to find out about grants
  • Local Council / Local Library
  • Members of Parliament
  • Newspapers / Internet
where to find out about grants2
Where to find out about grants
  • Government agencies
  • Press Releases
  • EasyGrants (www.ourcommunity.com.au)
successful grant application
Successful grant application?
  • What do grant makers want – ring
  • Need exists and capacity to deliver
  • Partnerships
successful grant application1
Successful grant application?
  • Researched and documented proposals
  • Demonstrated community support
  • Recognition of the grants body
nudgee football club
Nudgee Football Club
  • Need existed – growing community
  • Capacity to deliver - experience
  • Partnerships: football, art, community
nudgee football club1
Nudgee Football Club
  • Well researched and documented proposal (Local Library)
  • Demonstrated community support
  • Recognition of the grants body (media)
writing tips
Writing Tips
  • Simple language
  • Short sentences
  • Facts, Figures, and Faces (3 F)
writing tips1
Writing Tips
  • Primacy and Immediacy Rule
  • Rule of Three
  • Support letters by actual users of the service (eg “my children”)
increasing your chances of success
Increasing your chances of success
  • Widen your horizon
  • Partnerships
  • Build community spirit
increasing your chances of success1
Increasing your chances of success
  • Provide opportunities for young people
  • Maintain and develop community facilities
  • Provide opportunities for people in remote areas
crystal creek community hall
Crystal Creek Community Hall
  • 50 klms north of Townsville
  • Need – 37 potential users
  • Partnerships – Councils, CSR
  • Build community spirit - Sport
  • Provide opportunities for young people
  • “Remote area”
  • $250,000 Facility
grants available now
Grants available now
  • Community
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Industry
  • Conservation / Environment
  • Indigenous
  • Cowboys Football Club
where to get further help
Where to get further help
  • The people in this room
  • James Cook University
  • Ourcommunity grants writers online
where to get further help1
Where to get further help
  • Service Clubs
  • Internet searches and alerts
  • Networking / Workshops
  • Volunteering North Queensland
references
References

www.ourcommunity.com.au

www.premiers.qld.gov.au

www.grantslink.gov.au

www.communities.qld.gov.au

final tip
Final Tip

Grants are about people and passion,

not bricks and motor

  • Tell stories
  • Use visuals
  • Hearts and minds
conclusion
Conclusion

Thank you

Gerard Byrne

07 47 22 2517

[email protected]

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