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Annually Australia has $80 billion in Grants on offer. Who wins these grants and why...

Posted on 17 October 2018
Annually Australia has $80 billion in Grants on offer. Who wins these grants and why...
Ask anyone involved in Australia's massive grants industry what they'd most like to know, and grantseekers and grantmakers alike will ask: "Who is winning all the grants, and why?"

It's the question at the heart of the latest Grants in Australia 2018 research report the biggest report since the inception of the series in 2006.

Data scientists Paola Oliva-Altamirano and Joost van der Linden, from Our Community's Innovation Lab, spearheaded this year's analysis of a record 2012 responses to examine what makes some grantseekers more successful than others.

We estimate that around $80 billion is given away each year, the bulk of it from government, with that figure rising each year.

To help crack the secrets of grantseeking success, this year's study benchmarks a series of grantmaking archetypes that we've dubbed "typical", "winners", "strugglers", "high volume", "big bucks" and the "super-successful 1%".

We also cross-check data across organisations to compare performance by size, sector and funding sources.

And for the first time, we've produced a "sentiment analysis", using the power of data to compare grantseeker compliments and criticisms about grantmakers and garner the gist of their views.

Finally, we reproduce the most telling of those compliments and criticisms from survey responses, completing a compelling picture of the sector.

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