Cre­ate jobs lo­cally with Grants Hub

Dubbo Photo News - - Dubbo Works - By YVETTE AUBUSSON-FOLEY

NEVER miss an­other grant op­por­tu­nity again – let “the hub” do the work for you.

That’s the think­ing of Dubbo Re­gional Coun­cil projects and grants of­fi­cer Matthew Tay­lor in col­lab­o­ra­tion with his Nar­romine Shire Coun­cil coun­ter­part, Phil John­ston.

The Dubbo Re­gion and Nar­romine Grants Hub has part­nered with Grant­guru to pro­vide a free grant finding tool for lo­cal busi­nesses, com­mu­nity groups, not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions and sport­ing clubs.

Grant­guru is one of Aus­tralia’s most com­pre­hen­sive grants data­bases and a pow­er­ful search en­gine.

“We want to see lo­cal busi­nesses and com­mu­nity groups thrive and pros­per in the Dubbo re­gion. This is a lo­cal tool where they can search for grants in the re­gion, have the tools to ac­cess data and also get help, and hope­fully win ap­pli­ca­tions more of­ten. It’s a pos­i­tive for busi­nesses and com­mu­nity groups,” Mr Tay­lor said.

Both grants of­fi­cers are just a phone call away if ap­pli­cants are un­sure of par­tic­u­lars per­tain­ing to their ap­pli­ca­tion.

“Ab­so­lutely get in touch with us. For the Dubbo re­gion we’ve linked it back through our eco­nomic devel­op­ment team. We’re en­cour­ag­ing busi­nesses that are look­ing for busi­ness ad­vice. We’re here to fa­cil­i­tate con­nec­tions. Also on the grants front as well, I’m here with ser­vices for the com­mu­nity so if you want to dis­cuss grant strat­egy or op­por­tu­ni­ties that are out there, or maybe you’re work­ing on an ap­pli­ca­tion and you have a cou­ple of curly ques­tions that need some think­ing around, we can help.

“We also pro­vide other types of data to sup­port ap­pli­ca­tions (be­cause we have) ac­cess to dif­fer­ent sources. We can point peo­ple in the right di­rec­tion, but def­i­nitely your Grants Hub is a one stop shop,” Mr Tay­lor said.

Ac­cess to the hub is free and a set-and­for­get fea­ture means ap­pli­cants need never miss a dead­line or new grants com­ing on­line.

“You can ac­cess grants, learn about grants and ac­cess re­sources, plus there are links to eco­nomic and re­gional data and grant writ­ers as well.

“You might not have the time or ca­pa­bil­ity your­self so you might want to ap­proach a grant writer. Most peo­ple work and then if they’re part of a club or not­for-profit group or sport­ing club to then have to turn around at night and have the job of finding money for fees or buy­ing new equip­ment... this is the site to go to.”

Free grant writ­ing work­shops

z 5pm – doors open, nib­bles pro­vided

z Busi­ness Grants Work­shop:

z 5.30pm, Monday, July 22

z Com­mu­nity Grants Work­shop:

z 5.30pm, Tuesday, July 23

z The Ex­change, Charles Sturt Univer­sity

z 8 Tony Mc­grane Place, Dubbo

z RSVP: tammy.pick­er­[email protected]

Dubbo Re­gional Coun­cil projects and grants of­fi­cer Matthew Tay­lor. PHOTO: DUBBO PHOTO NEWS

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