Tsaks grant writing specialises in writing grant applications for all industries across Australia and New Zealand. We help businesses, charities and other organisations large and small, apply for and secure grant and funding opportunities.
For clients and businesses out there looking to have a go on your own, here is a short guide of pointers on how to write a grant application.
Decide what your purpose is as well as the type of grant you wish to apply for.
The purpose of your project or business needs to be clear and you need to have a clear understanding of the industry you operate in, key demographics and the outcomes you wish to achieve. You also need to understand and identify the type of help you are looking for before you write a grant application. Think about if you are looking to secure a government grant, a small business grant or corporate grant. What will the money be used for and why can’t you find it elsewhere.
Comply with the requirements and go into detail
It is critical that you comply with the requirements in order to submit a complying grant application. You need to answer all of the questions and work within the required word limits. It is critical that you provide the level of detail required to win the grant or secure the funding. That means, providing case studies, methodologies and evidence of planning and proposed expenditure.
Edit and proof your response
Small typographical errors can be a distraction to the reader. It’s important to allow time to proof your application. Ensure there are no spelling or other errors, and possibly utilise some of the online tools now available. This will ensure you submit a polished response.
Conduct an go/no go analysis
It’s important to conduct a full go/no go analysis. This means, you need to ensure you are able to comply with the condition criteria prior to completing and submitting the grant application. If not, it’s often best that you give the grant application a miss, and continue searching for something more suitable.