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Reduce Stress, Increase Success - Brampton · PDF file 2019. 1. 18. · Reduce Stress, Increase Success. About Us Our mission is to support the people who work in the cultural sector

Aug 28, 2020




  • Grantsmanship 101:

    Diane Davy Brampton, January 12, 2019

    Reduce Stress, Increase Success

  • About Us Our mission is to support the people who work in the cultural sector through life-long career development and entrepreneurial and business skills training.

    We serve individual artists and creative workers and both nonprofit and for profit organizations in all disciplines across Ontario.

    We create and deliver training in a wide variety of formats, we undertake relevant research and we connect the community through initiatives like our JobBoard and DiscoveryBoard.

  • Objective: Reduce stress/increase success

  • Draft your ‘needs’ plan

    • What do you want to accomplish?

    • How much will it cost?

    • Is applying for and servicing the grant worth the effort?

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    Do your research

    • You won’t be eligible for all grants

    • It is competitive

    • It is a waste of your time trying to fit a square peg in a round hole

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    Match your needs to funders


    • Understand the funders point of view

    • Read the grant guidelines very carefully

    • How close is your need to the funder’s goals?

  • Create a project plan for applying

    • Start with the grant deadline (and the required format)

    • Make a checklist of all the components required

    • Aim for having it completed one week early

    • Identify who is doing what by when and who is approving

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    Make contact with the grants


    • They are people too

    • They know their stuff

    • They want you to write a successful grant application

  • Draft your application

    • Answer the questions clearly

    • Tell a compelling story

    • Don’t be afraid to show your passion for what you are doing

  • Get someone you trust to review it

    • Is it clear? Concise?

    • Typos? Grammar?

    • Do the words and numbers match?

    • Is it persuasive? (Remember the competitive factor.)

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    Complete the final


    • Review it against your checklist

    • Press submit and make sure receipt is confirmed

    • Breath a sigh of relief!


  • Congrats, you got the grant!!

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    Follow up and follow


    • Mind your manners

    • Review reporting requirements

    • Pay particular attention to outcomes/evaluation

    • Begin positioning for the next time

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  • Thank you to the City of Brampton

  • Thank you to our funding supporters

  • Contact Us

    WorkInCulture [email protected]

    @WorkInCulture #WICOntario

    18 January 2019