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Government cut backs in funding are really impacting on the non profit sector in particular and highlighted the need for organisations to place an important focus on grant writing. Some of the key components of grant writing include being able to plan your projects and identify all of the funding programs available to your organisation and which may be relevant to your projects. Once you have identified all possible funding opportunities an essential component of successful grant writing is to be able to match your projects to the best available funding opportunity. This can be a complex and time consuming task but it is vital for sustained success in the grant writing world.
Different grants have a different focus for instance in Queensland - the Gambling Community Benefit Fund has a very clear focus on how the project will benefit the community while the Federal Government Volunteer Small Equipment project has a clear and unique focus on providing funding to projects which will assist volunteers in your club or community. As such you need to look widely at your projects and identify which project has the best and biggest benefits to the community and which project provide the most benefits to your volunteers. This might seem to be easy but in reality it isn't and a lot of organisations look at the issues way to shallowly. For example a sporting club might have a project that really will benefit the club and its members and therefore try and "sell" this project as benefiting the community given members are part of the "community" while a club who looks more broadly and identifies a project that actually benefits people in the street, suburb, city, state etcin that order will have a far better chance of realising success with Gambling Community Benefit Fund. In my mind - the club who can "sell" their project as one that will benefit the wider community rather than just club members will be the one more likely to be successful.
In relation to Volunteer Small Equipment Grant - one club might decide to apply for a mower which will greatly help their gardener/lawn mowing guy while another club will be applying for a bain-marie to keep food heated in the canteen and this piece of equipment will help the 20 lady volunteers who staff the canteen on weekends. Which project is more likely to receive funding irrespective of how well the application is written? To me there is no doubt that the bain-marie project might be successful while I would find it highly unlikely that the lawn mower project would be successful - all things being equal. By the way sometimes in the grant writing world all things are not equal but we will canvass that thought in detail in a future article.
So if you want to improve your chances in grant writing then it is important to identify all of your projects that you require funding for over say the next 1 to three years, identify all of the possible funding opportunities and to then match the best project to the most relevant funding opportunity. At Red Tape Busters we believe we offer our clients the best possible opportunity to win funding through our strategic approach. We are a premier grant writing team for a reason.
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