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1 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Grants Writing Made Easy Gerard Byrne Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries Saturday, 9 May 2009

2 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Gerard Byrne 30 years experience in community groups and grants writing Co-Author, Grants in Australia Book National presenter on Grants Writing Available to assist with Grants Writing

3 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Grants made easy Where to find out about grants Successful grant applications What’s available Further help

4 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Key questions to answer Who What When Where Why How

5 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Where to find out about grants Fundraising Strategy Preparation Networks

6 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Where to find out about grants Newspapers / Internet Members of Parliament Local Council / Local Library

7 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Where to find out about grants Government agencies Press Releases EasyGrants (www.ourcommunity.com.au)

8 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Successful grant application? What do grant makers want – ring Need exists and capacity to deliver Partnerships

9 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Successful grant application? Researched and documented proposals Demonstrated community support Recognition of the grants body

10 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Successful grant application? Queensland Government Grants (Towards Q2) Australian Government Grants (see your local Member of Parliament) Local Government Grants (What are the issues affecting your community?)

11 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Writing Tips Simple language Short sentences Facts, Figures, and Faces (3 F)

12 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Writing Tips Primacy and Immediacy Rule Rule of Three (Chunk information in 3 parts) Support letters by actual users of the service (eg “my children”)

13 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Increasing your chances of success Widen your horizon Partnerships Build community spirit

14 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Increasing your chances of success Provide opportunities for young people Maintain and develop community facilities Provide opportunities for people in remote areas

15 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Networking Skills Always have a short summary of why you need a grant with you (include contact details) Invite high profile people that might help you to your meetings Attend as many workshops as possible and ask others how they get grants Offer / assist others to get grants then they will help you Ask service clubs eg Rotary for help

16 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Grants available now Community – Health and well-being Sport and Recreation Industry Conservation / Environment Indigenous Cowboys Football Club

17 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Where to get further help Department of Communities Sport and Recreation Queensland Volunteering North Queensland Your local City Councillor Community Information Centre James Cook University Ourcommunity grants writers online

18 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Where to get further help Rotary Lions Apex Rotoract Successful applicants from the newspaper Internet searches and alerts Local members of Parliament Networking / Workshops Townsville Business Women Townsville Chamber of Commerce

19 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland References - Websites

20 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland References - Books Perfect Phrases for Writing Grant Proposals (Library) Philanthropy Australia (Books to purchase) Winning Grants Funding in Australia - The Step by Step Guide The Top 50 Grants in Australia for 2009: - For Community Groups The Top 50 Grants in Australia for 2009: For Sport & Recreation Groups The Complete Schools Fundraising Handbook - How to make the most money ever for your school, pre-school or kindergarten (www.ourcommunity.com.au)

21 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Final Tip Grants are about people and passion, not bricks and motor Tell stories Use visuals Hearts and minds

22 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Key questions to answer Who What When Where Why How

23 Profitable Primary Industries for Queensland Conclusion Thank you Gerard Byrne


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