The funding and grants maze can sometimes seem confusing or overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. All organisations and clubs need financial support for facilities, infrastructure and equipment in order to service their participants, volunteers, supporters and staff. Grants are available, but are generally given for specific programs or projects, not for operating costs.
The best way to negotiate the world of grants is to think about your needs before you start thinking about what grants are available. For example, you could hold a brainstorming session about what your organisation or club would like to do if it had the money. This will help you to be organised and clear about what you want.
Then you can start looking at what grants are available. At this stage, it is important to understand the guidelines and rules of the grant you are applying for. Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance can connect your organisation or club to a grants specialist who will provide a free initial consultation to discuss available grants, assess your readiness to apply, and let you know the key steps to follow to be ‘grant ready’.
Apply here to arrange a free discussion with a grants specialist.