At Tsaks Grant writing we have a track record of drafting successful local area grants applications for clients across a range of industries. We have drafted grants to and for local government and councils as well as a range of local business across Australia including in NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and the ACT.
We will work with you to clearly describe your organisation. This will help to establish credibility and qualifications in order to secure community grants. It is critical that you develop a strong argument for your initiative and grants application. Our team will draw on their experience to ensure you do this.
The grants come in all shapes and sizes, from small $20,000 grant applications for community halls, to larger grants such major initiative for community service contracts. Either way, it is critical to approach the grants methodically and to always submit a quality application that provides sufficient detail .
Developing a clear case of support
When applying for community grants you need to establish a specific problem or challenge, within an easily definable demographic. Our writers will work with you to establish the boundaries of your program, and ensure that you have a fully scoped budget in place. It is equally important that you:
- Produce evidence – responses should be based on objective, quantified research and data. It is critical to provide supporting evidence for your grant or funding application. Letters of support, quotes for works or purchase and other evidence are examples of this.
- Drive emotion – It is critical that a case study invokes emotions and clearly articulates your story, objectives and values.
- Illustrate community support – Community support is often a prerequisite and a major part of any local area grants application. Our writers will work closely with you to identify and clearly articulate the community support that you have. You will be amazed at the community support you have, that you don’t realise you have. We will include quotes, case studies and other forms of writing to clearly illustrate the community support you have.
- Win Themes – The ‘win themes’ for your local area grants application must be closely aligned to the funder’s priorities and objectives. You need to clearly differentiate your grant applications from others, and at the same time, allign your objectives to those of the funder.
Our Director, Jason Cooney, has a strong track record drafting successful community grants applications – we look forward to assisting your community group or business. So give us a call on 1300 556 201 for an obligation free initial chat.