Writing grant applications with limited success? Here is our take on how to write grants.
Grants come in all shapes and sizes. From $10,000 dollar grants provided by local Councils to improve community facilities to multi-million dollar grants for medical research, most of us will come across a possible grant opportunity in our professional lives.
Let’s talk about how to write grant applications and how to win them.
Make sure you fit the criteria
A little bit of self-reflection goes a long way. You need to review the grant requirements and make sure your organisation size, status, and profile fit in with the grant requirements before beginning the grant applications process. Then you are good to go.
Be clear and concise
Your grant will be reviewed alongside many others. It’s critical to be clear and concise. Be clear about your purpose as an organisation, how you impact stakeholders and what you will deliver.
Demonstrate, demonstrate, demonstrate
When thinking of how to write grants, one critical point is effectively demonstrating what you are putting forward in your proposal. Think about case studies, quantitative evidence, and qualitative evidence. You need to go into detail, explaining real life practical examples of how your organisation benefits the stakeholder.
Don’t be shy
You may be hesitant to be seen to be blowing your own trumpet. Outlining your successes, experience and capability is a critical component of any grant application and springs to mind when we think of how to write grants. Talk about previous successful programs, what your key personnel has achieved and your organisations ability to deliver.
Finally, get down to the detail. Make sure you fill in the forms correctly, names, ABNs, insurances, and any budgets.
We are a team of four experienced grant writers working across Australia with significant expertise drafting grants. You can find us on www.grantwriting.net.au