We’re proud to work with incredible for-purpose organisations across Australia and New Zealand.

But what makes us different?

We only work with you if we believe we can add value to your organisation and help you achieve your mission.

The Strategic Grants team is not just a group of consultants. We are a team of professionals, all of whom have a heart for the charitable sector and the multitude of causes that our charity partners exist to support. As such, all of our services are customised to ensure that a relevant and strategic approach is applied to your grant-seeking activity.  


Our mission & vision

Mission

Mission


To build the capacity of for-purpose organisations to establish sustainable, cost-effective grant-seeking and associated strategies to deliver projects that fulfil their organisational purpose.

Vision


For-purpose organisations apply strategic thinking and processes to their service delivery and fundraising programs.

Our values

Ethics

Ethics
We pride ourselves on our professional, open, honest, high-quality services and communication.

Knowledge

Knowledge
Effective grants strategies are based on the most up-to-date knowledge of funders and our clients’ needs.

Passion

Passion
We are passionate about helping to build the capacity of the non-profit sector to become sustainable.

Teamwork

Teamwork and Collaboration
Our team works together to ensure clients receive the best outcomes and that clients feel in partnership with us.

Best practice

Best practice
We strive to only deliver the highest quality strategic and practical products and services.

Read about our Fees and Ethical Practice here.


Our people

We’re passionate about helping others fulfil their mission. Read more about how we came to be Team SG.

Alicia Edwards

Alicia Edwards

Grants Strategist

Alicia has over 15 years of experience working with charitable organisations. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Public Relations & Marketing).
Andrew Callaghan

Andrew Callaghan

Data & Evaluation Strategist

Andrew has over 10 years of experience in management and design of evaluations. He holds a BSc in Social Policy.
Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

GEMS & IT Manager

Andrew has over 25 years of experience working in management and IT roles. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics (Computer Science).
Bianca Williams

Bianca Williams

Grants Strategist

Bianca has over 13 years of experience working in the for-purpose sector. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing).

Craig Hunter

Business Development Manager & Grants Strategist

Craig is a nonprofit professional with over 20 years of experience in business development and publishing.

Donna Smith

Finance & Administration Manager

Donna has over 30 years of experience working across many different sectors.
Gayle Richardson

Gayle Richardson

Research Coordinator

Gayle has extensive experience working with local, state and national for-purpose organisations.
Greta Buchanan

Greta Buchanan

Grants Strategist

Greta has over 20 years of experience working for the Community and Health Sectors in New Zealand and the UK.

Jean Dimanarig

Customer Relations Coordinator

Jean has over 10 years experience in account management and customer service in the hospitality and events industry.
Jenn Cowman

Jennifer Cowman

Communications & Marketing Manager

Jenn has over 7 years of experience in the for-purpose sector and is a skilled writer, content creator and communicator. She holds a Master of Applied Science.
Jo Garner

Jo Garner

Director

Jo is a professional fundraiser with more than 25 years of experience. She holds a BComm (Marketing & IT), is a Fellow of the Fundraising Institute of Australia, and is a Certified Fundraising Executive.
Joseph Damian

Joseph Damian

Grants Specialist

Joseph has 25+ years of experience within the private, social work and advocacy sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Business Administration.
Lauren Vertigan Strategic Grants

Lauren Vertigan

Grants Strategist

Lauren has over 15 years of experience working across the not-for-profit and education sectors. She holds a Graduate Certificate Business (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies) and a Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations) and is a Certified Fundraising Executive.
Lizzie Smith Strategic Grants

Lizzie Smith

Research Coordinator

Lizzie brings more than eight years' research experience working in the investment consulting industry with institutional, individual and for-purpose investors.
Pasanna Mutha-Merennege

Pasanna Mutha-Merennege

Grants Strategist

Pasanna has over 15 years of experience working in NGOs. She holds a Masters of International and Public Law.
Ruth Button Grants Strategist

Ruth Button

Grants Strategist

Ruth has over 20 years of experience working with charities across New Zealand and the UK.

Tess O'Reilly

Client Experience & Training Manager

Tess holds a Bachelor of Economics and Arts and has several years of experience in customer service.

Our research team

The people power behind our Grants Expertise Management System (GEMS). Team Research put in over 90 hours of research a week, ensuring that our clients’ grants calendar remains customised, up to date and showing just the grants relevant to their organisation’s funding needs. Utilising numerous resources, the dedicated team monitor and update thousands of funder and grant records across our database, for Australian, New Zealand and international opportunities. In addition, our relationships and reputation with many funders sees Funders providing information direct to us, which we then provide to our clients through our grant records. The team monitors the full range of opportunities from philanthropic to government (local, regional, state, national) to tenders, private philanthropy and corporates.

Elisha Nelson

Research Analyst

Gena Williams

Research Analyst

Josh Thompson

Research Analyst

Lucy Garner

Lucy Garner

Research Analyst

Zachary Thompson

Research Analyst

Jake Thompson

Research Analyst

Our clients

Read about some of the amazing organisations we work with.