Gerard Byrne's Grants Writing Tip Sheet 2012

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Gerard Byrne's Grants Writing Tip Sheet 2012

  1. 1. GERARD BYRNE’S 2012 GRANTS WRITING TIP SHEET DO DON’T DO include cash and in-kind partnerships  DON’T apply for funding without first having with as many groups as possible (incl Local organised partnerships and State Government, community groups,  DON’T develop your project in isolation private sector).  DON’T send the same generic proposal to a DO follow instructions very carefully. random list of funding providers – tailor the DO write as you would talk – don’t use proposal to the funding body’s words you don’t understand. priorities/requirements. DO keep copies of your application and  DON’T use emotive language – try to deal attachments. with facts. DO make sure that people writing letters of  DON’T submit unrealistic proposals. support are knowledgeable about your  DON’T make ambit claims for funding. project. Ensure all your proposed expenses have DO start with dot points, ideas or a few been properly costed and that you can justify words – you can turn them into sentences them. later, most applications can take many  DON’T leave any questions blank – if you drafts. don’t think the question is relevant, briefly DO get in touch with the Contact Person. state why. DO check funding providers’ websites – look  DON’T assume the person reading the up successful projects – perhaps you could application knows anything about your contact the applicant for tips. community, your organisation, or what you are trying to do. DO use key words from the Guidelines.  DON’T expect influence (who you know) to DO check if the program has a closing date substitute for cogent argument (what you and make sure your application goes in on know) time.  DON’T try to bypass the organisation’s DO check eligibility requirements and get a established channels for processing copy of the guidelines/application forms and applications for funding. read thoroughly. DO address the selection criteria. DO learn all the facts about the group you Sources: are approaching for support. DO always approach each participating www.qld.gov.au/grants organisation with courtesy. www.grantslink.gov.au DO present clearly and concisely all documented evidence to support your case. www.volunteeringnthqld.org.au www.ourcommunity.com.auContact: Gerard Byrne cafeking@hotmail.com 0438704870

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