Here at Tsaks Grant Writing, our team of skilled grant writers and consultants work closely with our clients on a numerous range of environment grants These grants are obviously concerned with how our clients’ initiatives as either an individual or through an organisation can affect the environment for the better.
See our list below for what constitutes an engaging grant application and how our team can take you to the next step in making your ideas and plans a reality;
Is Your Idea Relevant?
When we ask this question of our clients, most of the time, they will say ‘Yes’. Having a relevant initiative, one that can be closely tied to the grant’s purpose is essential. Grant assessors will be closely reviewing each application, trying to identify a central theme that is line with their own internal criteria and expectations.
There’s no point trying to provide an application or proposal that is centred on a new arts initiative when the theme of the grant in question is sports or environmental grants. While this is an obvious example of what not to do, our clients often come in to difficulty when the purpose of their project’s theme is under the same category as the grant itself but not specifically related. An example would be when a client is pursuing funding for an ocean wildlife preservation project yet the grant itself is being organised by an agricultural body. While both sides clearly fall under the sphere of government grants, the more relevant our client’s topic is, the more likely their application will be seriously considered.
Our team is adept at identifying and consulting with our clients on how best to relate their application to the grant provider’s requirements, whether such criteria is clearly set out or implied.
Address The Criteria
For all grant applications, our team will constantly prioritise answering all questions with the required information while simultaneously ensuring that our clients’ responses as a whole address all criteria.
Addressing the criteria itself can sometimes be forgotten. For environmental grants, many applicants can get carried away listlessly responding to the questions while forgetting what the bigger picture is. Our team at grantwriting.net.au will always keep our clients on track, ensuring that their responses address the criteria, either implicitly or explicitly. Environmental grants will mostly fixate on how we as an individual, an organisation, a community or as in the Australian people as a whole will either preserve, maintain or prevent environmental effects.
For the grant application itself however, we ensure that all the little details below are followed so that the criteria has been fulfilled;
- References to relevant grant provider’s background (Are you applying for a government or corporate grant? If corporate, have you used their products/services through your organisation or previous initiatives?)
- Appendices/Additional documents are included and made consistent with the main application form and responses
Whenever possible, our team will consult with our clients on any extra documents or provisions or offers that can be made to strengthen an application or proposal. Unlike a tender proposal, an environment grant application can only provide something extra within the scope of the funds being provided. As both our clients and we are not aware of what our competitors are offering in their proposal, we liaise closely and determine whether the initiative that needs to be funded can be extended in terms of its own scope, timeframe and even initial scale.
This part of our grant application process at grantwriting.net.au is important as it allows us to provide a value-added service that often forces our clients to think outside of the box in terms of what else could be done to go the distance. For grants that encourage applications that can be often similar, our team of writers and consultants advise on specific additions to our clients’ initiatives that can make all the difference between a failed application and being awarded the funds necessary for their project to become reality.
No matter what environment grants are being written, our team at Tsaks Grant Writing always proofreads and edits our clients’ environment grant responses. We leave nothing to chance when it comes to the grant providers reviewing our applications and thus, we ensure all answers are written correctly with no spelling mistakes or misused grammar and punctuation.