Got a cool project that needs funding? Check out these grants listings

One of the most difficult things about grant writing isn’t actually writing the funding submission, it’s knowing where to go for information about grant opportunities. As a professional grant writer, I spend hours every week checking out any new funding opportunities, reading guidelines and criteria and being a bit of an investigative researcher, literally stalking potential funders online for anything that will help win funds. Next week I’m running three grant writing courses out in western Queensland. There’ll be about […]

Grants closing September – December

  Ansvar community education program grants, 6 September Ansvar supports sustainable programs for Australians under the age of 25, promoting ongoing education and skills making a significant difference to the lives of participants in the categories of empowerment and education or outreach and support. Grants of up to $50,000 are available. Applications close Friday 6 September and more information is available here.   Australia Council Community Partnerships, 6 September Funding is available for individuals, groups and organisations to develop community […]

Grants listing for July and August 2013

There’s a bucketload of worthy grants on the horizon. Get busy folks:     Management Excellence Awards: Queensland & NT, 15 July The Australian Institute of Management hosts awards which recognise owner managers, young managers, not-for-profit managers and professional managers. Nominations close 15 July and more information is available at   Thiess Care Grants, 19 July Thiess offers charities, not for profit and community groups funding of up to $10,000 for initiatives that provide a health, environment or education […]

Grant writing workshops

Our Managing Director, Samantha Morris, has more than 20 years grant writing experience and has a knack for sifting through waffle to help build a strong funding proposal. Her workshops are highly interactive, very popular, and have taken place in every region of Queensland over the past 10 years. The workshops follow a logical process for planning and writing strong projects and strong applications. With tonnes of resource material, and phone support after the workshops, participants leave with much more […]

Training workshops

We love sharing our passion. We’ve delivered training workshops to thousands of people across Australia and our course topics are as broad as the Channel Country. From grant writing to strategy, communication planning, social media, event management, writing, good governance for committees, grant writing, working with the media and project planning, we’ve got all your bases covered. All of our workshops are highly interactive, leading to boosted confidence and real outcomes for communities.  

Where to go for grants

Wombat Creative resources Free Wombat Resources – we offer a range of resources at no cost. You can also sign up to our (kind-of) monthly e-newsletter which includes information about grants and not for profit news.  Our facebook page is where we announce funding opportunities as soon as we hear about them. Government resources Australian Government Grantslink Directory, – a database of Australian Government funding programs. Always check with the funding program regarding closing dates and availability as these […]

Promising practice in grant refusals

A UK organisation has released reports about a research project into communication experiences and practices, at the point of grant refusal, among selected grant making and grant seeking organisations.  The project came about as a result of the frustration and disappointment being experienced by many grant seekers, alongside the multiple pressures facing grant makers, in responding to grant seekers’ needs and in meeting their own range of obligations. The overall purpose of the research was to support learning and improvement […]