You want your grant application to be successful and so do we! Which is why we have put together this handy set of Tips for Grant Writing Success to use as a guide when putting together your application.
There is a range of regional funding programs for business, industry and community organisations. The GSDC maintains a register of available grants and can help you to find links to many agencies and organisations offering funding opportunities.
Most Great Southern local government websites include information on community funding programs. Other major sources of grant information are listed below with links to relevant web sites.
The Australian Government has information on grant opportunities:
Lotterywest: Thanks to the profits derived from the sale of games such as Lotto and Scratch'n'Win, Lotterywest is able to support a wide variety of not-for-profit, community-based proposals that enhance the lives of Western Australians right across the State.
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal: The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) has been established as a partnership between philanthropy, governments and business to stimulate rural and regional renewal in Australia. Funding is available for projects that meet FRRR guidelines and have real potential to achieve significant results for people within rural and regional Australia.
GrantGuru is a searchable database of grants available in Australia.
Grant acquittal guidelines
Grants administered through the GSDC must be acquitted in accordance with the Grant Agreement.
To minimise the time taken to process an acquittal for an RGS or CCF grant, recipients are invited to read and follow the GSDC's Guideline - Acquittal and Audit Requirements for Grants, which includes an example of a best practice standard of Audit Report. It is recommended that grant recipients provide a copy of the guidelines to the auditor and request that the auditor prepare the audit statements in line with this best practice standard.
Details of RED Grant acquittals are pending.