Improve your chances of winning Government grants – WORKSHOP
24 May, 2021
Tuesday 25 May 2021, 1pm to 3.30pm – online event.
The Queensland Government is committed to supporting Queensland businesses as they recover, grow and thrive. Part of this support is offered through a variety of government grants and funding programs that can provide a much-needed financial boost to your business growth ambitions. Competition for these programs is tough, but with the right approach, you can make your application stand out in all the right ways.
Join us for this online workshop where we will unpack the key components of successful applications, show you how to avoid common mistakes and traps for inexperienced applicants, and give you a toolkit of skills and techniques to apply to your next application that will improve your chances of funding success.
- Cameron Johns, General Manager at Impact Innovation Group, will share the common eligibility and assessment criteria used for these grants, and commonly overlooked FAQs. He will also offer tips for preparing a strong application, and ideas for sourcing and accessing useful supporting information.
- Prue Saxby, from Indigo Gold, will cover proven strategies to increase your success rate with grants, and delve into the common mistakes made by grants and funding applicants, and how you can avoid them in your own applications.
- Ian Gilbert, Manager Commercialisation & Scaleup Enterprises from the Queensland Department of Tourism, Innovation & Sport will tell you where to find grants and, from experience, the good and bad things that stand out from the many hundreds of applications he has reviewed. Over the past two decades, Ian has managed several Queensland Government grant programs and assessment processes including the Advance Queensland flagship grants for innovation, ‘The Ignite Ideas Fund’.
Places are limited, register online now.
Prue Saxby – Indigo Gold & the Grant Writing Academy
Having spent her whole career working in regional Australia with a diverse range of industries, Prue’s unique suite of skills has helped her gain more than $46 million of grant funds for her clients in the last 4 years!
After commencing Indigo Gold 7 years ago to offer a business writing services, the demand for grant writing became so great (and successful) that Prue commenced the Grant Writing Academy in October 2020. As a Grant Master, she teaches busy and overwhelmed business owners, NFPs and community groups how to write grant applications which get in the ‘yes’ pile. She does this through a supportive membership, a network group, and mentoring services.
Prue has worked in numerous states and territories, with all levels of government, businesses (big and small), tertiary institutions, and economic development and tourism organisations. As a result, she has extensive business knowledge and is a strategic thinker, often linking ideas and opportunities.
Ian Gilbert – Manager of Commercialisation & Scaleup Enterprises for the Department of Tourism, Innovation & Sport
Over the past two decades, Ian has managed several Queensland Government grant programs and assessment processes including the Advance Queensland flagship grants for innovation, ‘The Ignite Ideas Fund’. He will tell you where to find grants and, from experience, the good and bad things that stand out from the many hundreds of applications he has reviewed.
Cameron Johns, General Manager for Impact Innovation Group
Cameron has worked for over 20 years assisting business, ASX-listed companies, research organisations, not-for-profits, social enterprises and global Fortune 500s to take ideas and turn them into products, services and impact. He has trained many Australian and International research organisations in commercialisation and innovation, as well as working with these organisations to drive their innovations out into the industry.
As the co-author of the Research Innovation Canvas; an innovation evaluation tool that several National and Australian research organisations use when developing new commercially viable projects. He has consulted on the go-to-market strategy of numerous innovations and IP portfolios from research organisations and industries. Cameron is also a master of lean canvas methodologies and has implemented these skills in many projects.
Cameron has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, and himself, which gives him end to end understanding of commercialisation and innovation. He has also founded and managed start-ups as well as created and managed a private equity firm to invest in early-stage innovations.
Innovate Queensland workshop feedback
More than 5000 people have attended Innovate Queensland’s Skills Development workshops and webinars, giving them an overall satisfaction rating above 94%.
“The facilitator was very knowledgeable and engaged well. The group discussions about funding/grants was helpful as well as the BMC, FAB analysis”
“There is wonderful support from Advance Queensland and Impact Innovation. It makes such a huge difference to us as a business. Thanks for the great session today! See you all soon and have a great day – fantastic connecting with other founders too!”
This workshop is an integral business development workshop created to teach the tools, skills and considerations required to develop ideas into outcomes. To see Innovate Queensland’s other service offerings please visit our webpage.
The Innovate Queensland Program is delivered by Impact Innovation Group Pty Ltd under contract to the Queensland Government and supports the Government’s Advance Queensland initiative.