Lifeline Direct

"We’re all doing a little happy dance at Lifeline today - our project has been funded!  We’re very grateful for the hard work, effort, support and advice that you all gave to our application. Because of you this project will come to life and support improved mental health for many in regional NSW. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you through the process, and on top of GEM Portal, we are all absolutely Strategic Grants advocates and ambassadors! Thank you again!"

Fundraising Institute of Australia

"FIA's experience working with Jo Garner and her team at Strategic Grants was exceptional. The knowledge and expertise they brought to our grant application elevated it to a level that we could not have achieved on our own. The whole process was smooth and seamless. We were able to submit our application on time and with confidence knowing we had a strong submission thanks to Strategic Grants." Katherine Raskob, CEO

Guide Dogs Queensland

“The added value and support Strategic Grants’ monthly management process has provided has significantly boosted our internal capacity and capability and, in particular, given us the time and confidence to apply for a number of grants which otherwise would have been too big a stretch. The Strategic Grants team have also provided invaluable support in assisting with our application writing. This has enabled us to submit a number of high-quality applications for a wide range of complex projects in record time. We are looking forward to, and confident of, a highly successful 2021-2022 thanks to the ongoing support and expertise of Strategic Grants.” 

Greenpeace Australia

“In 2021 Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s philanthropy team engaged Strategic Grants to apply their professional lens to a number of new prospective campaign funding proposals. On each occasion, Strategic Grants have responded quickly and enthusiastically, helping us to meet our deadlines in a timely way. This included the development of a longform Case for Support, as well as drafting an application for two foundations, one of which was successful and the other, currently pending. As a lean organisation with just 1.5 staff devoted to our philanthropy program, we are grateful to Strategic Grants for their ability to apply best-practice knowledge to our ambitious campaign proposals." 

Pound Paws Inc

“I just wanted to touch base and let you know, I recently participated in the 'Awesome Newcastle' Grant, which I found via GemLocal and won it! Such a fun and exciting experience.”  Brittany Bloomer, Founder Pound Paws Inc

UnitingCare Queensland

“Strategic Grants is doing an amazing job of supporting us all through this (COVID19) environment, and it’s much appreciated”  Jo Cooper, UnitingCare Queensland fundraising team.

CLM Community Sport

“This portal will definitely add value to the work we are trying to do with clubs and community organisations.”  Bernadette Tovio, CLM Community Sport

Bolton Clarke

“I have worked with Strategic Grants for close to three years to create a successful Trust and Foundation program. The team have a great aptitude for understanding the needs of our organisation. This made Strategic Grants stand out from similar agencies I have previous engaged with. They pay close attention to all the needs of our organisation and ensure only quality application and critiques are put forward. Every team member is personally driven to make a positive difference in the fundraising space and their attitude reflects our organisational values of integrity, success and respect. Strategic Grants’ versatile way of working and experience in non-for-profit only added to the benefits they brought to our organisation. I would not hesitate to recommend the Strategic Grants team to any of my networks.”  Alex Cross, Bolton Clarke

Auckland Council

“I can see how the webinar (30 minute best practice that is part of GEM Local package) could support the practice of a number of our local groups and community organisations. The delivery, content and examples were very informative, easy to understand and on target for the audience.”  Auckland Council

Previous GEMS user

“GEMS is wonderful, and so are the great Strategic Grants Team who always make you feel like nothing is too much trouble.”  Robbie Franco, previous GEM Portal user

HELP Auckland

“I’m so glad that I took the step to phone Strategic Grants – they have really turned our grants program around!”  Ruth Davy, HELP Auckland

Country Education Foundation of Australia (CEF)

“The webinar was just perfect, we cannot thank enough! It will be a wonderful resource going forward.”  Nicole Wright, Country Education Foundation of Australia (CEF)