Ep 38 – Keith Whelan: How to write a successful grant

Sep 16, 2020

Your guide to the grant application process

Have you ever applied for a grant?

If you haven’t – is it because you don’t know what grants are available to you?
Or you feel the competition is too great and you have no chance?
Or maybe you feel overwhelmed by the whole application process?

If you have gone for a grant before – whether you secured the funds or not – you’d know the process involves a LOT of reflection, clarity, and strategy when it comes to your business goals and plans for the money if received.

Since the grant application process is an area of so much confusion and overwhelm, today I’m chatting with Keith Whelan, The Grants Guy, to talk us through the basics. He’s an extremely knowledgeable guy when it comes to this topic – so get your notepads and pens ready. You’re going to be blown away by his advice!


Specialising in grants, tenders and funding consultancy, Keith Whelan provides high level assistance to local, state and federal government, not for profit organisations, and private enterprises, when it comes to planning for and accessing extra income streams.

Keith has worked in the Grants & Philanthropy sector in Ireland and Australia, across both the public and private sector.

He has also consulted with and taught at many universities in Australia and even New Zealand.


• Tell us a bit more about you and your business journey.
• Just so all of our listeners are on the same page, could you please explain what a grant is? I believe there are different types?
• How do you find out about them?
• What does the application process involve?
• What do people struggle with the most when it comes to applying – and how do they overcome this?
• What are your tips for creating a successful grant application?


Grants Hub: https://www.thegrantshub.com.au/
ProBono Australia: https://probonoaustralia.com.au/
Philanthropy Australia: https://www.philanthropy.org.au/
Fundraising Institute of Australia: https://fia.org.au/
Business.gov: https://www.business.gov.au/
Grant Connect: https://www.grants.gov.au/
Queensland Department of Business: https://www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/support/govt-online-services

Check out Twitter and LinkedIn for any grants being announced!


Website: www.thegrantsguy.com.au
Twitter: http://twitter.com/thegrantsguy
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/The-Grants-Guy
E-mail: keith@thegrantsguy.com.au
Mobile: 0408 967481

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