The Grant Writing Help Desk

Whether you’re looking for a grant, wanting to grow your skills or need someone to apply for funding for you, we’ve got you covered. Book a conversation at a time that suits you or leave an enquiry below.


Welcome to The Grant Writing Help Desk

The Grant Writing Help Desk is your one-stop shop to explore, discover, learn and apply for grants.

No matter where you are on the grant writing journey, the Grant Writing Help Desk has access to resources. advice and support. Immerse yourself in real world grant writing tips and learn how to write grant applications that get funded. Or simply contract our services to get the job done for you.

Wherever you are in your grants journey, select the option(s) below that most suits your need:

Grant Writing Help Desk

Grant Basics

Grant Writing for Beginners – Start here if you are new to grants. Discover what grants are, what kinds of grants are likely to be available and where to start looking. The Grant Writing Help Desk also features opportunities to discuss your idea and point you in the right direction.

Exploring Grants

Where to start looking for a grant and what you should know before you start to apply for a grant. Although this section focuses on where to find grants in Australia, the principles are universal.

DIY Grant Writing

A comprehensive set of tools and resources for writing your own grant applications. Start with a business case and adapt to meet funder objectives and outcomes. Prepare with a Grant Writing Planning Toolkit and Teach Yourself Grant Writing manual that weaves together the information resources available to help you nail your application.

Grant Writer Service

Not interested in the DIY option and prefer to look for a grant writer to write the grant for you? Find out more. Contact the Grant Writing Help Desk about our dedicated client service options.

Learning and Development

Welcome to our Grant Writing Coaching School. Here you can engage in self-paced and facilitated online training or register for face-to-face events. For dedicated grant writers, try the mentoring program. Looking for training for your organisation or network? Contact the Grant Writing Help Desk.

Grant Writing Retainer

More information on options for dedicated clients, including additional services and options to spread grant writing costs over the year to help with budgeting for services.

Grant Writing Victoria

Report Writing

In addition to grant writing services we offer report writing, including:

  1. Grant milestone reports
  2. Final reports
  3. Project reports and documents
  4. Evaluation plans, resources and reports

Tender Writing

Thinking of selling products and services to government and need help with tender writing? We can help you navigate the requirements and write your submission.

Project Planning APP - Available Now

The Project Planning App is a FREE app to:

  • Plan projects on the go      
  • Get your ideas out of your head and onto paper
  • Create a basic business case for anything
  • Get ready for a grant

The Grant Writing Help Desk - Your One-Stop Grant Writing Solution

We often get asked questions such as:

  • Is grant writing difficult?
  • How does grant writing work?
  • How do we write a winning grant application?
  • What is the grant writing process?
  • What services do you offer?
  • Can you write an application for us?

We know the complexities of the grants system. Our principal grants expert, Pat Grosse, has worked on both sides of the funding fence over a period of 30 years, and has achieved successes such as:

✔ Taking clients from $2,000 to $1,000,000 in grant income in 18 months.

✔ Working with the seed of a project idea that attracted $25,000, then $50,000 and eventually reached over $1,000,000 in funding as each success led to more growth.

✔ Helping clients out of crisis on the one hand, and leading to awards on the other.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“Pat’s ability to take our concept, ideas and fit them with a suitable funding grant is exceptional. She understand our vision, organisation and always encourages us to look a further opportunities. Pat’s manner, understanding of people, organisation and funding requirements is a credit to her”
Karen Marsh
Aged Care provider
Pat Grosse: Community Entrepreneur. Faced with the bewildering challenge of compiling a credible case for government financial assistance, our small committee was greatly relieved to discover Pat and her Community Entrepreneur service. Pat readily grasped our circumstances, guided and completed the Grant submission with us resulting in successful outcomes in each instance. We continue to regard Pat as an integral support to our business in these challenging times. Pat’s warm and engaging personality helps to negotiate the arcane ritual of grant application.
Doug Westland
Committee Member
“Pat has been writing our major grants for the past three years at least and we have enjoyed great success in a sector where competition for funds is hotly contested. She is always very thorough in her approach beginning with ensuring we all have a good understanding of what it is the funder is looking for and being able to integrate their needs to the aims, objectives and stated outcomes of the project or program for which we are seeking funding”
Kingi Williams
CEO/Founder Daystar Foundation


Last week I completed with Pat Grosse of Get That Grant, the exercise modules of the Grant Writing Coaching Course including mentoring programme. This involved weekly live sessions running through the modules, with the actual mentoring of specific applications to follow over the next few months.    

I accidentally came across this Course at a time when I was feeling the need for investigating the process of writing grant applications – I suppose it was a case of when the need is there, the teacher will appear. Had I not at the time had the resources to take the full programme, rather than just purchasing the written course, I probably would never have considered it important to include the mentoring portion of the programme.

Having now been through that process, I can only say that it is terribly important. It reinforces everything in the written course/recorded lessons, but just seems to “hit home” more on all sorts of little pointers, anecdotes and experiences.  A couple of group sessions have also proved to be very enlightening as to others thoughts and experiences, particularly as a couple of the members are already involved in the process.      

I always thought I studied better by reading – this has proven otherwise. It has been a very interesting exercise and I now need to put all the learning into action. I can highly recommend this to anyone thinking of taking the plunge and go with the full programme.

Mavis Blowers

Western Australia

Pat has been an incredible support. Her willingness to assist every step of the way and wealth of knowledge have been invaluable. With her can-do attitude, efficiency and skill, she has enabled us to achieve great things and we are truly grateful!

– The team at Shifra and Puah

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Pat Grosse


The Grant Writing Help Desk was developed by Pat Grosse, an expert grant writer and grant writing coach, who has been on BOTH sides of the funding fence in two continents.  Pat has designed and developed guidelines, assessed applications – from capital infrastructure to small business and community projects and supported applicants to put their applications together.  She has managed a very large training fund and has been successful in getting a better deal for her clients on multiple occasions.

Pat Grosse

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