Team SG’s research team spends more than 90 hours a week keeping our Grants Expertise Management System humming with the latest grant funding opportunities across Australia and New Zealand.

With all that screen time, they come across some great articles. Here’s just a snippet of what’s happening in the sector this month.

Don’t Feed the Zombies – When funders aren’t accountable for impact, it ruins the party for everyone.

An article about how funders need to do due diligence for the organisations they are funding. This involves understanding their metrics behind measuring impact.

Read the full article here:

Australian Council of Social Service – At the precipice: Australia’s community sector through the cost of living crisis

Understanding what is happening within the organisations we support is crucial to helping them get the funding they need. We stay on top of reports released by National and State peak bodies, government departments and industry experts.

Find out more: At the precipice: Australia’s community sector through the cost of living crisis – ACOSS

Australian Financial Review – ‘The risk-takers’ leading Australia’s activist philanthropy revolution.

A wonderful article talking about those in the philanthropic industry who are taking risks and enabling change. Part of the AFR’s Philanthropy issue.


Smartygrants – If you want your funds to go to the right place, start with the beneficiaries

A look at how including beneficiaries in the grant and funding process is critical to making good decisions. This article unpacks the process that the National Centre for Action on Child Sexual Abuse has been taking.

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Radio New Zealand – Budget 2023 at a glance: What you need to know

May is the time for budgets across New Zealand and Australia, and Radio New Zealand has released a summary of where funds are going to be spent.


Some upcoming sector professional development opportunities

Achieving Social Connection & Community Resilience: joining the dots between policy, practice, research and community (Social Innovation Research Institute)


Need further information on funding and how to build effective strategies to ensure you are funder ready? Get in touch with the Strategic Grants team today!

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