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About the Grants in Australia research study

The Grants in Australia research study is the nation's largest survey of community organisations and not-for-profit, seeking their views about grants and grantmakers.

It is a resource for both grantmakers and grantseekers, and is aimed at improving the process of both obtaining grants, and delivering them.

Download Grants in Australia 2018 (PDF 7.8mb)

The latest edition - published in August 2018 - is the tenth report since the study began in 2006.

An output of Our Community Innovation Lab, the report is part of an ongoing research project charting the development of grantmaking from the grantseeking community's perspective.

The survey informs the work of Our Community and its enterprises (most notably the Australian Institute of Grants Management (AIGM) and the Funding Centre), as well as providing important data and key reference points for Australian grantmakers and grantseekers, academics, social sector enablers, and others interested in the field.

A total of 2012 people completed the latest survey, conducted online in the three months to May 2018.

Only grantseekers who had applied for a grant in the past 12 months were eligible to complete the survey.

Below are links to previous Grants in Australia reports, and The Story So Far - which outlines findings from the first eight studies.

Examine the links below for 2018 reports, and findings from the 2017 study.

2018 STUDY: Biggest survey since 2006 reveals grantseeker "archetypes", organisational differences, sector mood analysis.

BEST COMMENTS: Winning views from 2018 study sum up the sector

Full report + takeaways + NFP benchmarking tool | Report summaries | | Grants survey a wake-up call for NFPs

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Grants in Australia survey 2018

This study examines grantseeking "archetypes", organisational differences and a sentiment analysis of grantseeker views. DOWNLOAD 2018 report (PDF)
Grants in Australia survey 2017

Our revamped 2017 study, employed a series of new methods to interrogate our data. DOWNLOAD 2017 report (PDF)
Grants in Australia survey story so far

The Story So Far outlined the findings and recurring themes from the first eight years of surveys. DOWNLOAD Story So Far (PDF)
Grants in Australia 2015 survey

The 2015 survey was the biggest we'd staged, drawing 1350 responses from across the country. DOWNLOAD 2015 report (PDF)
Grants in Australia 2013-14 survey

The main theme of the 2013-14 study examined the streamlining of grant application and reporting. DOWNLOAD 2013 report (PDF)
Grants in Australia 2012 survey

Communication, evaluation, relationships and applications were among themes of the 2012 study.

DOWNLOAD 2012 report (PDF)
Grants in Australia 2011 survey

This report was updated in 2016 and covered issues including online applications and red tape.
DOWNLOAD 2011 report
Grants in Australia 2010 survey

This report, in the wake of the economic downturn, sought views about the impact.
DOWNLOAD 2010 report
Grants in Australia 2009 survey

Feedback from earlier studies prompted the 2009 survey to focus on grantmakers' communication.
DOWNLOAD 2009 report
Grants in Australia 2008 survey

In our 2008 study, technology was growing rapidly as a critical part of the grantmaking toolkit.
DOWNLOAD 2008 report
Grants in Australia 2007 survey

Grantseekers nominated bouquets and "bugbears" about grantmakers in the 2007 study.
DOWNLOAD 2007 report
Grants in Australia survey 2006

The first of the series began our continuing survey, and now the most widely recognised grantmaking study in Australia. DOWNLOAD 2006 report (PDF)


Grants in Australia 2017 report