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New Wellington Shire grant finder a one-stop shop for funding
February 9, 2021

Winning grants to fund a business or community project has been made a whole lot easier thanks to Wellington Shire Council’s newly launched External Grant Finder – a one-stop shop search engine for accessing external grants.  

With a database of more than 1,250 grants, the External Grant Finder – powered by Australia’s most powerful grant search engine, GrantGuru – is the most comprehensive search site for government and private-sector grant providers in Australia.  

Once registered, business owners can access a comprehensive list of external grant and funding opportunities; filter grants by location, industry and type of project; sign up to receive grant alerts; access tips on applying; track grants from application to closing date, and access helpful information on preparing interim and final reports to a funding provider. The site also lists rebates, concessions, awards and scholarships.

“Navigating the grant-application process can be confusing. So many businesses miss opportunities,” Wellington Shire Council Mayor Garry Stephens said.

“The External Grant Finder brings together all of the great funding opportunities in one place. And our Business Support Service team is ready to help, too,” Cr Stephens said.  

Council’s new Business Concierge, Rowan Lace, is expert at using the new system and can provide a tailored and coordinated approach to accessing grants and more.

To date, organisations that have tapped into GrantGuru have already secured more than $500,000,000 in grants from federal, state and local governments, and corporate and philanthropic organisations.

The site also offers a database of grant writers with expertise across a variety of grant programs and industry sectors who are ready to help you write your next application.

Sign up for the External Grant Finder at

Wellington Shire Council-funded community grants remain separate from the external grants finder and can be accessed via

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