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The ethical advantage

Ethics helps us tell right from wrong, good from bad – and this week . The Ethics Centre showed there’s a business case for being ethical.  Making Australian companies 10% more ethical would generate a $45 billion uplift in gross domestic product every year. The Ethics Centre commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to answer a simple …

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Handout for our City of Whittlesea grant writing workshop

Thank you to those small business owners from the City of Whittlesea who attended today’s online grant writing workshop. We delivered this on behalf of the Small Business Mentoring Service and hope it has answered those burning questions many people have about grants. Our conversation was loosely structured around finding grants, becoming grant ready, grant writing, partners …

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$10,000 grants to Victorian small business impacted by COVID-19

It’s a tough time to be a small business owner. To help, the Victorian Government has launched a $500 million Business Support Fund to help small businesses survive the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and keep people in work. This is part of a $1.7 billion Economic Survival Package. If your small businesses is impacted …

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So, you’ve decided to apply for a grant

There’s plenty to do before you hit pen to paper. In a nutshell, the grant writing process is often: Identify the opportunity Ensure you are eligible to apply Register your interest online, and attend information sessions Develop a grant writing strategy – Who will prepare the application? Get letters of support from your stakeholders and …

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Writing a grant? Here’s a few things to consider before you start.

Once you’ve found a funding source, don’t rush to put pen to paper. First, check your eligibility and the grant program timeline, and then consider whether it’s worth applying. Do you have sufficient time to submit a quality application? Once you’ve made up your mind to apply – first things first: understand the deadlines and …

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Building Better Regions Fund

Round Four of the Building Better Regions Fund is now open; but before you get too excited – are you eligible? Two hundred million dollars is available, however only projects in drought-affected areas will be eligible. This means that your project must either be in a drought-declared area or you must be able to clearly demonstrate the …

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$25,000 vouchers to boost your enterprise

If you’re keen to boost business we might be able to help. We are a registered provider of the Social Enterprise Capability Voucher Stream and welcome the Victorian Government’s announcement of the fourth round of this funding. Vouchers of up to $25,000 are available to go towards an eligible business capability project under the following service …

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More Victorian Government support to boost your business

COUNTRY TOWNS HAVE LONG BEEN USING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE TO SOLVE LOCAL CHALLENGES. That’s why it’s not surprising that nearly half of Victoria’s 3,500 social enterprises are in rural and regional areas. This vibrant for-purpose approach makes a real difference to many of our towns and regional centres. Whether it’s community-owned fuel, hardware and rural supplies businesses like Yackandandah …

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Start by generating grassroots support

Don’t just land in Canberra and expect to knock on a parliamentarian’s door. There’s plenty of groundwork you need to do first. It’s a parliamentarian’s job to act on the issues affecting their electorate, so before you get to Canberra you should start generating community backing for your idea or issue. The more grassroots support …

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Do you know how to write a winning tender? This Albury workshop will help.

Join Albury Northside Chamber of Commerce next week for this tender writing workshop. We’ll be there sharing strategies, tips and techniques for successful tenders. Learn about common mistakes to avoid, how to understand key selection criteria and free resources that are available. We’ll show you where to search for government tenders, how to plan your …

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