Grant Writing Tips

AYO Alumna Shalini Hartog

Sponsorship Manager-Melbourne Festival

  1. Follow guidelines strictly and never go over the word limit.
  2. If you have any questions about the application process, don’t hesitate to call and discuss your submission with a grants officer.
  3. Pay particular attention to the funding body’s objectives and clearly demonstrate how your project meets their objectives.
  4. Quantify wherever possible – e.g. provide dates, number of performances, artist details, etc.
  5. The basic strucuture of your application should articulate:
  • Aim: what are you trying to achieve and why is your project exciting?
  • Goal: what will be your outcome?
  • Strategy: how are you going to achieve it?
  • Evaluation: what measures will you use to determine if your project has been successful?