Funding & grants

Submission writing, partnerships & other ways to raise funds

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Community business partnerships

Community business partnerships are becoming increasingly common and are a potential source of funding and other support for community organisations.

This information sheet outlines some of the ways in which businesses may support community organisations. It is also provides four stages to developing a successful community business partnership.

Community business partnerships

Donations

Asking for donations, either cash or ‘in-kind’ goods or services, is one of the most frequently used methods of gaining resources.

This information sheet provides an introduction to types of donations, and deductible gift recipients status.

Donations

Fundraising

Fundraising involves events and activities specially designed to raise funds for your organisation include raffles, competitions, fundraising events, sponsored events and charity auctions.

This information sheet provides an introduction to fundraising, discussing products and events.

Fundraising

Grants

A grant is money that is provided to community groups or organisations in order to carry out work that benefits the community and meets identified community needs.

This information sheet provides an overview of the three main types or sources of grants: government, philanthropic trusts and foundations, and corporates.

Grants

Membership schemes

A membership scheme is a simple way for community groups and associations to ensure consistent revenue.

This information sheet outlines steps for setting up a membership scheme.

Membership schemes

Partnership planning

This information sheet provides a template for establishing a basis for partnership. It covers strategic alignment, values, benefits, purpose, role, inputs of resources and time, needs, internal support, communication, reporting, review, and exit strategies.

Partnership planning

Planned giving through wills & bequests

Planned giving is the term given to the arrangements made for a group to receive contributions from the estate of a donor.

This information sheet provides an introduction to planned giving and bequest programs.

Planned giving through wills and bequests

Preparing submissions or proposals

Preparing a funding submission requires a clear understanding of the internal and external processes necessary for success.

This information sheet provides an overview of the elements you need to consider as you plan funding submisisons or proposals.

Preparing submissions or proposals

Sponsorship

Sponsorship can be a good way for a community group or not-for-profit to access revenue, services and goods to support an event.

This information sheet explores the difference between partnerships and sponsorships highlighting critical success factors.

Sponsorship

Why a funding strategy

A funding strategy outlines your plans of how you will resource the operations and activities of your association or group.

This information sheet details important steps in developing a funding strategy.

Why a funding strategy

Submission writing essentials

Webinar presentation that shows how to prepare a submission. Learning outcomes:

  • Identify and research community needs and solutions
  • Support project proposal with research and links to policy and/or strategies
  • Consider project feasibility and a range of sources of support
  • Plan a project proposal
  • Respond to funding application questions and criteria
  • Develop a project budget
  • Develop project evaluation and review methods
  • Submit proposal or submission

Submission writing essentials: Part 1 | Part 2

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