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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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