'FundAssist' to help AOD NGOs prepare funding applications

November 2014

The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) has developed a new resource package, FundAssist, to help non-government alcohol and other drug organisations develop quality funding applications.

As most organisations rely on external sources of funding to establish and continue their services and programs, it is important that organisations develop a systemic approach to obtaining funding. By developing a funding strategy, organisations can dedicate resources, implement procedures and processes, set targets, and monitor performance to generate continuous and diverse sources of funding.

FundAssist will help organisations learn the steps involved in developing a funding strategy, preparing a proposal, and writing funding applications. The resource contains 11 sections and 50 activities. FundAssist is an interactive learning resource available online, as a pdf on a USB, and in hard copy.

FundAssist was commissioned by the Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (NADA) with input received from all the state and territory AOD peak bodies.

Although FundAssist was written for alcohol and other drug non-government organisations, the information, principles and tools contained in it are generic and can be used by any organisation and/or individual seeking funding.