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WA BIKE MONTH GRANTS: OUR TOP TIPS

With the 2020 WA Bike Month Grant Applications closing this Friday the 14th of August, we have prepared some handy tips to help you write a successful application.

 

1. Read the Grant Guidelines and answer all of the questions

This is an obvious one, but missing some details in your answers can prevent your application from being successful. Keep in mind that applications are assessed using a scoring matrix on how well each of your answers addresses the WA Bike Month objectives (see the Grant Guidelines at http://wabikemonth.com.au).

 

2. Estimate and itemise the costs of the services or items you are requesting funding for

This will allow us to understand your events value-for-money and allow us to offer you a modified grant in the event we cannot give you 100 per cent of what you have requested.

 

3. Demonstrate that you have a well-thought-out plan for your event

With the streamlined application process this year, it is more important that you have clearly described your event. To be fair to all applicants, our assessment is based on your answers regardless if your organisation has been running the event for many years, so please describe your event and in particular how your event meets the WA Bike Month objectives (see the Grant Guidelines).

 

4. Demonstrate how your event will support WA businesses

This year has been challenging for many reasons and many West Australians have been impacted emotionally and financially. Consider how you can use this grant to have a positive impact on your local community, whether that be your local bike shop, your local bicycle group or club or even your favourite bike-friendly cafe. We are all in this together and every small contribution can have a huge impact.

 

5. Promotion and publicity is important

The more people that are aware of your event, the more likely it will be a success. Take time to consider the best and most cost-effective promotion method for your local community, especially targeting new and novice bike riders, keeping in mind that they may not belong to a bike club or subscribe to a bike-related newsletter or social media page. We recommend that Community-focussed Bike Month Events allocate at least 10% of their event budget towards promotion. Consider this cost as part of your grant application.

 

6. Submit early to get some feedback

We want to see the best possible range of bike events across WA this October. So as an incentive to get your application in early, we will be providing applicants who apply before 11pm Tuesday 11 August 2020, some initial feedback for you consider before the closing date on Friday 14 August 2020 https://wabikemonth.com.au

 

If you’re still not sure or have questions, give us a call or email before you submit. Contact us via phone at 6336 9688 or info@westcycle.org.au

 

Need to update or edit your application?

For those who have already submitted, you may edit your application up until the closing date via the application receipt.

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