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Writing Grants and Requests for External Funding

External funding is a major source for not-for-profit organisations, capital works and continuous improvement initiatives. Organisations are competing against other providers and it is very easy to ‘miss the mark’ through a poor submission. These submissions require a succinct and compelling composition of information to make your organisation shine against the criteria.

Using examples of previous submissions created in your organisation, this grant writing course creates awareness and skills within this highly competitive area so that you boost your submissions’ success rate.

Tailored Grant Writing training and Request for Funding Writing training program – virtual or in-house delivery – Melbourne – Sydney – Brisbane – Adelaide – Perth – Hobart – Darwin – Canberra – all regional areas – Asia – and anywhere else


  • Full-day face-to-face or
  • 2 x 3.5 hours live virtual training.


This grant writing training program is suited for employees who prepare grants and submissions to external bodies.  This grant writing training will be tailor-designed for teams and groups of colleagues. We tailor the program to the level of the participants and the documents they write. Receive this writing funding requests course at your office or virtually. We deliver our programs all over Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.


Learn how to:

  • Interpret the process funding bodies follows to evaluate submissions
  • Prepare a diagrammatic tool to:
    • Ensure relevant and convincing content for all criteria
    • Create a logical flow
  • Present substantiated and evidence-based claims against the criteria
  • Compose tight sentences which highlight the main points for the reader
  • Eliminate wasted words in the document
  • Use formatting techniques to assist readability
  • Edit the document prior to submission for content and readability.

Grant writing course delivered in-house at your premises or in an online virtual classroom

We deliver our training programs either through:

Requests for Funding Writing and Grant Writing group training – using your documents

Where relevant, we will use your organisation’s internal formats, templates and style guide.

We will also use anonymised examples of participants’ grant and funding request writing in the workshop. With this material the facilitator:

  • Assesses their writing ability
  • Gains a thorough understanding of the grant and funding requests they prepare
  • Extracts examples for use as training material within the program.

Ask us how we apply this to your organisation.


We’ll discuss your needs and create a grant writing course that perfectly suits the audience and the submissions they write. We’ll adjust this highly interactive workshop to the level of the participants. Participants will use their own documents to immediately apply their new writing skills. Ask us how we can tailor a writing for external funding training program to suit your needs:

  • call 1300 655 098
  • start a chat at the bottom of our page
  • send us a message.

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