Large organisations are winning small grants as well as big ones, corporates lag as a funding source, grants for core costs are hard to find, and funders still need to give more feedback.

These are among the findings in the latest Grants in Australia report, based on a survey of more than 1,200 grantseekers. The report’s key points include:

Big organisations are picking up more small grants Large nonprofit organisations (with annual revenue of more than $1 million) are not just winning large grants, they’re scooping up many of the small grants (of less than $5,000).

Funding pressure is building on local government State/territory governments are the most relied-upon source of grants for nonprofits, but their importance is declining over time, while local government is becoming increasingly important, particularly for small nonprofits.

Corporates continue to lag as a funding source Corporate grantmaking in Australia rose as a source of funds for nonprofits between 2007 and 2010, but fell away after that and has not yet recovered to 2010 levels.

Grantseekers report increasing success Nonprofits are reporting either stable or increasing success…

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