Every project will be different, but we have outlined some considerations to help you map out what you may need:
- Childcare and other incidentals (such as venue hire, catering).
- Salary costs (how many full-time/part-time workers do you need and for how long)?
- Print costs for meetings.
- Costs relating to your program or initiative (a stall at an information day, etc.).
- Internet, phones, data for your organisation to take on this work.
- Advertising space for print, radio or social media advertisements (price differs based on: the length of the radio ad; space your print ad takes up on the page; colour vs black and white ads; audience/readership of the radio/TV outlet).
- Cost of developing resources, including translation and community checking.
- Cost of hiring bilingual health facilitators.
- Cost of community consultations (e.g. payment and reimbursements for community members attending focus groups or co-design sessions).
To save costs, look at leveraging existing platforms and resources. Examples may include using community service announcements for a media channel to promote events and adapting existing resources rather than starting from scratch.
When you’re exploring sources of funding, take a look and ask colleagues if they know of any grant options, there may be local council grants available.
Philanthropy Australia’s Effective Grant-Seeking Handbook is a good place to start when looking for funding. Note that philanthropic grants are only granted to not-for-profit organisations or individuals.
Once you’ve selected the grants you would like to apply for, check out some hints to help you get started: Guide to writing a grant application by Funding Centre.