Grant Writing Hints and Tips
Grant writing tips
This animated video provides some advice to applicants on how best to approach an application to the Tasmanian Community Fund.
Tips from the TCF Board
Tasmanian Community Fund Chairperson, Sally Darke and Board Member, Alex McKenzie reflect on the role of Board Members and provide some tips for grant applicants.
Why Be on the Board? In this video Sally and Alex reflect on why they are on the TCF Board.
How many applications have Board members read? In this video Sally and Alex discuss how many applications TCF Board members have read.
What is the TCF assessment and decision making process? In this video Sally and Alex explain the TCF assessment and decision making process.
Most important things to include in an application In this video Sally and Alex discuss what they are looking for in an application.
What are Board members looking for in an application? In this video Sally and Alex talk through what Board members are looking for in an application.
What to avoid in an application? In this video Sally and Alex highlight some things to avoid in your application.
What does collaboration mean for TCF applications? In this video Sally and Alex discuss what collaboration means from a TCF application perspective
What do board members love about assessing applications? In this video Sally and Alex reflect on what they enjoy about assessing applications.
How many applications do Board members read in one sitting? In this video Sally and Alex discuss how many applications they would read in one go.
How do board members assess presentations? In this video Sally and Alex discuss how the TCF Board considers presentations they receive as part of the application process.
Advice for Organisations Whose Application Is Not Successful - In this video Sally and Alex provide some advice for applicants who miss out on funding.
Memorable Moments - In this video Sally and Alex reflect on some memorable moments from their time on the TCF Board and the assessment process.
Tips from successful applicants
To help other applicants put their best case to the Tasmanian Community Fund some successful applicants have kindly shared their experience and tips.
Hobart Women’s Shelter - Hobart Women’s Shelter and their partners recognised a need across the community and developed a solution. Watch to see why it is important to show collaboration and partnerships in your application.
Wide Angle - Wide Angle Tasmania waited patiently to address a need within the Tasmanian not-for-profit and screen communities. Watch to see why it pays to make sure you’re ready to apply for the right funding.
Sisters Beach Community Association - The Sisters Beach community put in a lot of work with their community and local council to bring their dreams of a recreational park to life. Hear from some of the team as to how they strategically put their application together.
St Giles - Receiving funding for larger projects from the TCF requires a lot of work to prepare an expression of interest, then a project plan and a presentation to the TCF Board. Hear how St Giles went about their preparation to get some insights on what may be involved for your organisation.