Here at Tsaks Grant Writing, our team of professional grant writers consult closely with our clients, from all walks of life, to apply for those community grants.
Community grants encompass a whole range of grants from the following categories;
- Community Services
- Multicultural projects
- Community Infrastructure
No matter what walk of life our clients come from, our team of grant writers can formulate appropriate and captivating responses to grant providers that distinguish our application from the rest.
We are able to secure grant funds through the following techniques;
Determine Your Requirements
All grants are different in terms of their scope, initial requirements, requirements for the funds themselves and most importantly, our clients’ intentions in using the money.
The first step for any grant proposal or application is to determine all the sections required for a complete grant response. While most of the instructions and criteria will be self-explanatory and stated as is throughout the documents, it is the general themes behind a grant that is most important to specify and tailor your response to.
Using the list of grants above, we provide examples of how to determine the real themes behind the requirements that if followed, lead to success;
- Sport (Is the grant focused on yourself as an individual sportsman, achieving your dreams, or is it instead focused on you providing facilities/training to the local community?)
- Arts (Is the grant focused on your own portfolio of work and how best you can promote yourself or instead, is it focused on you providing facilities/training to nearby aspiring artists?)
- Community Services (Are you intending to found a new organisation for community services or do you require funding for a pre-existing organisation?)
- Environment (Is your environmental initiative a concept that you wish to take to fruition or are you attempting to enhance the operations of an environmental initiative that already exists?)
- Multicultural projects (Is your project focused on a relationship between two (or more) minority groups within the community or does it encompass everyone as a whole?)
- Community Infrastructure (Do you intend to build or renovate new facilities or basic public infrastructure for the community at large?)
What Is Your Outline?
For certain community grants, the documents themselves will propose an outline with assigned questions for our clients to respond to.
However in some cases, you will need to structure your own grant proposal or application in respect to the criteria or assumptions provided.
- The initial part of the structure will be your introduction in which our grant writers will provide a biography or profile of your organisation and/or yourself.
- The middle part of the grant application is the body and will be where the majority of your relevant information here lies. Use this area primarily to describe your initiative in detail while always linking it back to the purpose of the grant itself and in addition, how the grant provider will benefit or rest assured that their funds are being used appropriately.
- For all financial requirements, grantwriting.net.au advises our clients to see their accountants or financial advisors on how best to provide estimates and figures for how and where exactly the grant funds will be used.
- The final part of the grant application will be comprised of a closing statement (persuading the grant provider in how effectively their money will be used) and appendices as required.
This basic structure will likely apply to all grant proposals/applications so our grant writers will be more than experienced enough to smoothly help our clients manage the structure of their application.
Why Are You More Deserving?
While community grants are funds, in the form of mostly money or pre-acquired equipment, with the expectation they are not to be returned and to be used for their advertised purpose, all applicants need to dig deep on why they are more deserving than all others.
Our grant writers consult closely with our clients on the nature and scope of not only their application but their initiative.
We assess the worth of our clients’ projects themselves through the following means;
- Size: Is the project a large one that will be noticeable in the community and involve the community as a whole to some degree?
- Scope: Is our client’s project directly in line with the grant provider’s requirements or criteria? While this may sound obvious, the closer the connection between our client and the grant provider’s cause, the better.
- Experience: Is our client experienced or hold renown in some capacity that is relevant to the project. To put it bluntly, prior experience in a particular field (and especially, success) will make the grant providers take our client’s application more seriously.
- Expectations: In line with experience, our clients must be able to convey realistic expectations on the effects of their initiative within the community. This is often derived from prior experience and skills gained.
- Planning: We assess the level of planning and preparation our clients have performed before we meet with them. Extensive planning and acknowledgement of dealing with alternative outcomes if the grant application falls through are a sign of future success regardless.
Through all of these methods, our grant writers at grantwriting.net.au help push our clients towards providing a winning community grants application or proposal that ultimately distinguishes itself from the competition.
Call our Community Grants Writing Specialist now on 1300 556 201 for an initial discussion about your indigenous grants requirements.