More than grant writers, we’re grant winners.
We work with you to create winning propositions – credible evidence crafted into a compelling story.
Why You Need A Grant Writing Expert
If you’re looking at a highly competitive grant fund you will need a very sharp application, otherwise you’re probably wasting your time making an application. And if you aren’t experienced at preparing professional standard proposals and pitches, you likely don’t have the skills to create that winning application.
Our team are pros when it comes to grant writing – we’ve netted well over $20 million in funding and contracts for clients in the last few years. Our experienced grant writers are based in Western Australia, understanding the nuances of the local context as well as the technical aspects of grant writing (and grant winning).
Grant writing is more than just communicating what the project aims to do – it’s about telling your story in a compelling and convincing way. Our grant writing team are professional writers who are experts when it comes to positioning your value and impact.
We work with our clients to design projects that are clearly defined and tightly focused on their objectives. This careful planning supports the development of quality grant applications that are more likely to be successful, as well as setting up the client to be able to effectively implement the project once funded.
When working with us, you can choose to engage us for a comprehensive service that includes preparing business cases and other pre-application services, through to a shorter engagement to just prepare (or review) your grant application.
If you are looking at exporting, you’re definitely in the right place, with our team offering a choice of approved consultants for the Austrade Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) program.
Need a grant writer?
Grab our free info pack that includes:
- Comprehensive Pre-Application Checklist (so you know you’re ready to apply).
- Case studies of some of our grant writing clients.
- Grant Writing FAQ.
- Price Guide for grant writing services.
Our Winning Edge
Our Director, Anna, spent years in government roles involving the design of grant funds, along with the assessment of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of grant funds (and the management of awarded funds).
With this unique experience, we deliver our clients the unique insights of a grant assessor’s understanding of what funding bodies are looking for, coupled with practical experience of designing and implementing grant-funded projects.
Each of our team members bring their career experience in managing projects, shaping communications and creating compelling documents designed to influence, underpinned by strong evidence.
Client Case Studies
We work with a broad range of industries in our grant writing service. What all our clients have in common is a strong concept worthy of funding and recognition of the importance of investing in professional support to maximise the likelihood of securing grant funding. To give you an insight into the types of clients we have supported and how we’ve delivered value for them, here’s some praise and stories from just a few of our grant writing clients.
If you’re interested in joining the ranks of our many satisfied clients, make a time to discuss your requirements.
Planted Passion Farms
One of our multiple winning Regional Economic Development Scheme applicants in 2020, the team at Planted Passion has big plans for scaling their high-tech covered agriculture operations in Manjimup.
We prepared a winning grant application that clearly articulated the strong economic value of their project, allowing them to secure critical funding to support their rapid growth plans.
Neil Miles, Director, Planted Passion
“Anna and her team prepared a compelling, well-written grant application for our business, sourcing reputable and persuasive research to support our project proposal. Anna listened carefully to our requirements and was very responsive in supporting us through the application process. We’d highly recommend Anna Dixon Consulting to any business looking for professional support to prepare a persuasive grant application.”
Suzanne Miles, General Manager, Planted Passion
Gold Intercultural Learning
When Gold Intercultural Learning’s Perth-based inbound education program for Japanese students was rocked by pandemic travel restrictions, they were quick to respond. The team quickly developed a minimum viable product to start selling to their client base – virtual, interactive educational tours.
The concept quickly gained traction and they knew this could be a lifeline for their business. We came on board to help them nail down their focus and message before crafting a winning grant application to the State Government’s Access Asia grant program.
“Thanks to Anna, we were successful with our recent grant application. Anna took the time to understand our business and went over and beyond in providing us with an outstanding proposal. Without doubt one of the most professional people I have worked with and someone I highly recommend.”
Jason Hutchinson – CEO – Gold Intercultural Learning
In the highly competitive industries supporting the Western Australian mining industries, gaining the edge over competitors can make a big difference. Our client, an engineering company based in the Pilbara, was keen to secure funds through the State Government’s Industry Capability Fund (Supplying Key Private and Public Sector Markets Round).
The company was interested in assistance with the purchase of a sophisticated drone that would allow them to be more competitive when quoting on high-risk and technically complex inspection projects.
Having never applied for grant funding before, we guided them through the process of gathering evidence. We then developed a comprehensive and compelling application, successfully securing them over $70,000 towards the cost of this equipment.
“High fives Anna! Thank you for your help with our application which was approved! I had no doubt your content would get us over the line, much appreciated.”
When the Khapregesic team saw a last minute opportunity to apply to a highly competitive grant fund, they knew they’d need help. Fortunately, we were able to squeeze them in and crafted a strong application that received a very high ranking in assessment, with feedback given that:
‘Your application was well received. All assessment criteria were addressed to a high standard. Your case was clear and convincing with strong evidence and analyses that directly supported your project.’
In this instance, the fund was incredibly oversubscribed and they did not secure funding. Despite this, the team were still very satisfied – they now have a solid foundation for future grant applications and we have continued adding value by providing advice on grant funding and overall business strategy.
“Anna provided an invaluable service to our company in finalising and polishing a grant application. She did this at very short notice. But the most impressive part was her total focus on the job at hand until it was completed. She quickly came up to speed on our business and what we needed and got on with the work quickly and professionally.”
Claire Fogarty, Co-Founder, Khapregesic
Shire of Northam
For this project, we were working with the funder, rather than the applicant. The Shire of Northam had a concept of a $1m Industry Attraction Fund. We were engaged to flesh out the idea into a fully fledged program, from fund overview through to the funding application and finally, due diligence process for their assessment team. Our work gave the Shire a carefully designed process that allowed them to canvas for potential new entrants to local industry, and communicate the forward thinking and enabling approach of their organisation.
“Having worked with Anna Dixon Consulting over the last 6 years it is apparent that the passion, knowledge and expertise that Anna brings to table is significant. We have engaged Anna for multiple projects and at all times they have been delivered on time, within budget and often exceeding expectations. We will look to actively engage with Anna into the future.”
Jason Whiteaker, CEO – Shire of Northam