Smartygrants Help Guide for Applicants
Smartygrants Applicants FAQ's
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
How do I apply for a Grant?
Select the relevant stream and apply through the link. Applications are made through Smartygrants - an online grant management program. Applicants are required to register or log in to Smartygrants to start a submission. Attachments can be uploaded in acceptable formats (refer to Applicant’s Help Guide) and recommended size is 5mb, however 25mb is the limit.
Applications can be saved without submission, allowing a work-in-progress. When the application is complete, select SUBMIT. Applicants will receive an email from Smartygrants confirming submission.
The APPLY NOW link (available 1 March 2024 at 9.00am) and further information is available on each funding stream's page.
Can I apply for more than one Grant?
No. Only one application can be submitted per organisation, regardless of the funding stream. It is important to select the most relevant stream; Community Grants, Event Grants or Business Grants.
How do I know which Grant to apply for?
Select the grant stream that best matches the project or event you are applying for.
- Community Grants
- Events Grants
- Business Grants
Each grant stream is explained in the Guidelines, highlighting who can and cannot apply for each type of grant.
If you have a query after reading the Guidelines, contact the Grants & Development Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 5232 9400.
Can I submit an application this year if I received funding last year?
Yes, if the previous project is complete and acquitted.
Please note: applicants that have an outstanding acquittal from a previous grant round will not be eligible to apply for any future grant round. Contact the Grants Officer to discuss if your current project will not be completed prior to the application closing date.
The Grants Program is a competitive process and submitting an application does not guarantee funding.
Hints & Tips
Tips for Writing an Application:
Top Tips for Grant Writing(DOCX, 339KB)
Tips for Completing the Budget:
Fact Sheet - Tips for completing the budget Grants Program(PDF, 533KB)
Example of a Funding Agreement:
Funding Agreement Example 2023 - 2024(PDF, 64KB)