16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd1
Red Tape Busters
Delivered by
Shane Bowering
Director
Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd
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From Little things Bigger Things Grow
 Created Opportunity to leave Public Sector
 St...
16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd3
Evolving Services
 Started as Lobbyists and writing Job Applications
 Moved into Gran...
16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd4
Successes
 Lobbying – rezonings, resumptions, banks,
telecommunications, Government, C...
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Secrets to Grant Writing
 Professional Organisation
 Strategic Plans
 Develop Projec...
Secrets to Grant Writing
 Acquittal
 Reports
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Professional Organisation
 Constitution
 Defined and Publicised
Aims/Goals/Objectives
 Smooth Functioning Committee
 S...
Professional Organisation
 Regular Committee Meetings which report
on outcomes and actions
 Policies and Procedures in p...
Strategic Plan
 What information should be included in a
Strategic Plan?
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Strategic Plan
Strategic Plans should include the following:-
•Overview/History of Organisation
•Goals/Objectives/Projects...
Project Planning
 Ability to deliver – time, skills
 Cost
 Does project support overall objectives and
direction?
 Can...
Project Foci
 Disability
 Women
 ATSI
 CALD
 Arts/Culture
 Sport/Rec
 Health
 Children
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Project Foci
 Disadvantage
 Youth
 Homelessness
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Project Plans/Business Cases
 Project Plans/Business Cases should be
developed for complex projects
 Used to give direct...
Identifying Grant Opportunities
 Local Council
 State Government -
www.qld.gov.au/grants/
 Federal Government –
www.gra...
Identifying Grant Opportunities
 Our Community –
www.ourcommunity.com.au
 Philanthropy Online -
www.philanthropy.org.au
...
Identify Grant Opportunities
 Networking
 Corporate grants ie
McDonalds/Telstra/Comm Bank
 Must identify ALL possible g...
Matching Projects to Programs
Matching programs & projects
 Criteria to consider:
Geographic location
Purpose of funding
...
Matching Projects to Programs
Funding type
Amount available
Allowable expenditure
Excluded expenditure
Timelines
Accountab...
Matching Projects to Programs
 Match projects to most suitable funding
program
 Prepare Matrix – forward plan over next ...
Submission Writing
 What are the key aspects of successful
submission writing?
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Submission Writing
 Guidelines – read the guidelines, read the
guidelines – read the guidelines
 Audience
 No Acronyms
...
Submission Writing
 Know’ the funding organisation
 ‘Deconstruct’ the question
 Talk the talk – align language
 Clear ...
Submission Writing
 Reference to other documents
 Dot point, figures, abbreviations
 Draft, refine, draft, refine
 Wri...
Acquittal
 Invoices & receipts
 Bank statements
 Financial records
 Profit & loss
 Insurance certificates
 Treasurer...
Reports
 Prepare reports as required by Fund
Manager
 Keep them informed throughout
 Ensure any changes/obstacles/probl...
Twitter/Facebook/Website
Please follow us on:-
Twitter – RedTapeBusters
Facebook – Red Tape Busters
Website – www.redtapeb...
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Red Tape Busters provide unique service in USA. Company director Shane Bowering offers many government services like lobbying, tender writing, job application writing, evolving services. In the PPT you can find easily Red Tape Busters success, grant writing secrets. We are identifying grant opportunities sites of USA government.

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  • Welcome Welcome to Red Tape Busters’ one day Get That Grant! Workshop. This workshop is for community based organisations ‘of all shapes and sizes’ – cultural groups, sports associations, school P&C’s, … Throughout the course of the day we intend to cover all of the essential aspects of finding and applying for Government and Philanthropic Funding, and then acquitting that funding at the end of your successful project. This is an interactive workshop. The content is designed in such a manner that you will not only receive advice and support from our specialist staff, but you will also share information and advice and learn from the experiences of others who are in a similar position to you. (QUOTE) Your facilitator/s for the program today is/are:………………………………………… Brief personal background about presenters Housekeeping notes: Facilities (Toilets, smoking/non-smoking areas, where MT/lunch will be served etc) Mobile phones – out of respect for other participants, please turn off all mobile phones. Please see presenters if there is an urgent situation that requires your phone to be on during sessions. Other?
  • Who are we? ( Brief introduction to Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd) Shane Bowering started operating Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd. in May 2000 after leaving the Qld Public Service. Our initial target markets were to provide services to public servants in assisting them prepare statements against selection criteria, resumes, covering letters etc and in providing interview coaching. We also provided specialist consultancy services to public transport companies. Red Tape Busters has now expanded with offices in North Brisbane and the Gold Coast with further offices planned initially for South Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast prior to expanding across Queensland and hopefully Australia. We have been fortunate enough to feature regularly in the media on A Current Affair, Brisbane Extra, Courier Mail etc. While we still provide job application writing service and are still specialist consultants to the public transport industry, we now provide a wide variety of services to clients specifically relating to dealing with Councils and Government entities. Our services now include:- Specialist advisors in dealing with Federal, State and Local Government as well as multi-national companies such as banks, insurers, telephone and electricity providers; Represent client interests and negotiate with the public sector; Sourcing Government funding programs and preparing quality submissions; Acting as specialist and independent mediators between clients and bureaucratic entities, neighbourhood disputes, local community issues; Provision of specialists advice and assistance in preparing responses to Government policy and legislative proposals; Provision of business support, advice, mentoring, restructuring guidance, development of marketing strategies as well as the preparation of business plans and strategic plans for business entities; Employee advocates – we represent employees in disputes with employers with regards to grievances, sexual harassment, unfair dismissal proceedings, pay disputes, disciplinary action etc; Preparation of submissions for tenders for Government works and supplies; Public Transport Consultants; and Specialists in preparing job applications for the public sector. Shane spent 17 years in the public service in senior management positions and was involved in allocating funding through Government funding programs as well as chairing hundreds of interview panels through the Government recruitment and selection process. Following this workshop today, should any organisation need further support and assistance regarding to applying for funding, then there are many organisations who specialise in this line of work and RTB is obviously is one of those. Prior to engaging any company or and obviously spending money to do so, you need to be confident that your project warrants obtaining specialised advice, and that’s where this program can help.
  • Red tape busters volunteering sunny coast

    1. 1. 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd1 Red Tape Busters Delivered by Shane Bowering Director Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd
    2. 2. 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd2 From Little things Bigger Things Grow  Created Opportunity to leave Public Sector  Started Planning Business (TCATS)  Job Application/PT Consultants  Asked to lobby QT  Brisbane Extra  ACA  Sunday Mail  Talk Back Radio/ABC  Rest is History
    3. 3. 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd3 Evolving Services  Started as Lobbyists and writing Job Applications  Moved into Grant Writing  Then Business/Strategic Plans  Now Organisational Development and  Tenders
    4. 4. 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd4 Successes  Lobbying – rezonings, resumptions, banks, telecommunications, Government, Councils.  Grants - $21.7 million for hospital project, $4.9 million for disability accommodation, $1million in funding for agricultural peak body, $600k for translation services, $470k for a respite service, $400k for museum display, $340k for farming enterprise, $220k for abattoir  Tenders - $13 million Woolworths tender, $6.4 million for construction project
    5. 5. 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd5 Secrets to Grant Writing  Professional Organisation  Strategic Plans  Develop Projects  Project Plans/Business Cases  Partnering  Identify Grant Opportunities  Match Grants to Projects  Submission Writing
    6. 6. Secrets to Grant Writing  Acquittal  Reports 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd6
    7. 7. Professional Organisation  Constitution  Defined and Publicised Aims/Goals/Objectives  Smooth Functioning Committee  Skilled Committee Members  Defined Roles and Responsibilities  Volunteer/Support Base  Strategic Plan  Project Plans 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd7
    8. 8. Professional Organisation  Regular Committee Meetings which report on outcomes and actions  Policies and Procedures in place  Regular review of Strategic Plan and strategic direction 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd8
    9. 9. Strategic Plan  What information should be included in a Strategic Plan? 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd9
    10. 10. Strategic Plan Strategic Plans should include the following:- •Overview/History of Organisation •Goals/Objectives/Projects for the next three to five years •SWOT Analysis •Financial Information •Supported by a yearly Operational Plan 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd10
    11. 11. Project Planning  Ability to deliver – time, skills  Cost  Does project support overall objectives and direction?  Can we partner?  Is project “fundable”?  Can we incorporate different project foci?  Where might funding come from?  What outcomes will the project realise? 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd11
    12. 12. Project Foci  Disability  Women  ATSI  CALD  Arts/Culture  Sport/Rec  Health  Children 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd12
    13. 13. Project Foci  Disadvantage  Youth  Homelessness 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd13
    14. 14. Project Plans/Business Cases  Project Plans/Business Cases should be developed for complex projects  Used to give direction and to manage projects  Used to support funding submissions -RDA  Spells out timelines/tasks/responsibilities  Provides rational and evidence for need for project  Details costings/budget and cost/benefit 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd14
    15. 15. Identifying Grant Opportunities  Local Council  State Government - www.qld.gov.au/grants/  Federal Government – www.grantslink.gov.au 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd15
    16. 16. Identifying Grant Opportunities  Our Community – www.ourcommunity.com.au  Philanthropy Online - www.philanthropy.org.au  Newspapers (Sat and Wed)  State and Federal Members 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd16
    17. 17. Identify Grant Opportunities  Networking  Corporate grants ie McDonalds/Telstra/Comm Bank  Must identify ALL possible grant opportunities 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd17
    18. 18. Matching Projects to Programs Matching programs & projects  Criteria to consider: Geographic location Purpose of funding Eligibility requirements Target groups 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd18
    19. 19. Matching Projects to Programs Funding type Amount available Allowable expenditure Excluded expenditure Timelines Accountability 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd19
    20. 20. Matching Projects to Programs  Match projects to most suitable funding program  Prepare Matrix – forward plan over next 6 months at least 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd20
    21. 21. Submission Writing  What are the key aspects of successful submission writing? 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd21
    22. 22. Submission Writing  Guidelines – read the guidelines, read the guidelines – read the guidelines  Audience  No Acronyms  Consider font, format, space/character/word limits 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd22
    23. 23. Submission Writing  Know’ the funding organisation  ‘Deconstruct’ the question  Talk the talk – align language  Clear & succinct 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd23
    24. 24. Submission Writing  Reference to other documents  Dot point, figures, abbreviations  Draft, refine, draft, refine  Write with passion but be fair dinkum 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd24
    25. 25. Acquittal  Invoices & receipts  Bank statements  Financial records  Profit & loss  Insurance certificates  Treasurer’s report  Audited financial statement  Letters from suppliers  Letters of thanks 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd25
    26. 26. Reports  Prepare reports as required by Fund Manager  Keep them informed throughout  Ensure any changes/obstacles/problems are communicated and endorsed as appropriate 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd26
    27. 27. Twitter/Facebook/Website Please follow us on:- Twitter – RedTapeBusters Facebook – Red Tape Busters Website – www.redtapebusters.com 16/08/13 Red Tape Busters Pty Ltd27

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