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On this page we provide general Funder News and tips about grant seeking. As you click through the other screens, the content is customised to show only grants information that is relevant to your organisation.

News and Updates

  • Welcome to GEM Portal News 01/01/2020

    This is where you will find the latest industry information. Some examples of the news updates follow.

  • ABS Community Trust renamed Foundation West 01/01/2020

    The ABS Community Trust has changed its name to Foundation West. Funding details and rounds remain unchanged at present. See

  • Podcast 01/01/2020

    Have you listened to our latest podcast Episodes? #3 is on Key Messages and #4 covers the basics of Project Budgets. Find them under the free resources tab of our website!

  • XYZ Trust - Change to application process 01/01/2020

    The XYZ Trust has introduced a two step process for their bi-annual grant rounds. Step 1 is a submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI) due on 1 August 20xx. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to submit a full application

  • Philanthropy People and J.U.M.P. announce $500,000 grant for NFPs 01/01/2020

    J.U.M.P. and Philanthropy People have announced a $500,000 grant to help not-for-profits establish and grow social enterprises. Read more about the initiative here

Grant Tips



    New tips

    This is where you’ll find the latest tips, hints and helpful info from Strategic Grants HQ.



    Match projects

    Some funders have success rates of less than 15% for grant applications because demand is so high. Be sure to match projects to grant opportunities strategically!



    Engage with funders

    Funder engagement is critical. Where possible, speak to a funder about your project before submitting an application.



    Plan projects

    A successful grants program requires well-documented project plans that can be matched to upcoming deadlines. Help project leaders develop plans as part of your grants strategy.



    Seek feedback

    Wherever possible, seek feedback on unsuccessful grant applications. Some applicants are successful on a second attempt after addressing critical funder feedback.