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Impact Grants

Quick Information

  • For NFPs with 50 staff or less.

  • Plus, this round also includes a special opportunity for telecommunications support for a NFP with 50-200 mobile services (more below).

  • Apply for grants between $5-$20,000.

  • $120,000 of projects are available annually, with $40,000 released in three rounds per year.

  • Applicants must be a registered charity.

  • Applications close on 15 July 2022.

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Impact Grants for Technology Projects

Dog & Bone's pro bono projects to help small Not for Profits make the most of their technology.

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Over the past 18 years working within the Not for Profit community we’ve come across many smaller NFPs that are doing awesome work in the community but can’t afford professional services that would help them have an even greater impact.

 

This is why we’re now making $120k worth of in-kind grants available for pro bono services, annually. In-kind grants will be available to smaller NFPs (under 50 staff) that need support with their technology but can’t afford professional services.

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Dan McKinley, CEO

"Our best contribution is through the technology support we provide to organisations improving the world. Our grants support small Not for Profits that are having a big impact on the community."

$120K

WORTH OF GRANTS AVAILABLE
FOR NOT FOR PROFITS  WITH 50 OR LESS STAFF

$40k

RELEASED THREE TIMES ANNUALLY

Who can apply for a grant?

We want to support the impact NFPs can have on the community, by providing them with the strategic and technical support they need to more efficiently and effectively serve their community.

 

If you’re a Not for Profit, working to create a better world and facing technology funding challenges, you could be eligible for one of our grants. We’re making $120k worth of in-kind grants available in the form of pro bono projects each year. There are $40k worth of in-kind grants released three times per year. Grants will be awarded between $5k-$20k depending on your requirements and eligibility.

 

By applying for a grant you agree that if you’re selected as a recipient, you’ll be contacted by the Dog and Bone team to evaluate your requirements and ensure our service offering meets your organisation's needs.

What support do our grants give you access to?

Through our grants program, you’ll be able to choose from a range of services and projects to help you with your technology.

 

Our support ranges from help with your technology strategy and navigating the challenges and opportunities of a hybrid workplace to technology procurement.

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Common Projects

  • Help developing an IT Roadmap plan.

  • IT Health check and Assessment.

  • Benchmark analysis of your IT service provider.

  • Building an Intranet and migrating documents.

  • Help moving to the cloud.

  • Help finding a new phone system.

  • Establish and attend steering committee for 12 months.

  • Help finding and selecting  IT support or management.

  • Help assessing your mobile strategy.

  • Choosing a video conferencing platform.

  • Managing mobile expenses and identifying cost reduction opportunities (in contract).

  • Support finding the right telco or internet provider (out of contract).

Telco Impact Grant for a small-medium NFP 
 

Our grants are targeted to NFPs with under 50 staff to enable smaller organisations to access high-quality support that they could otherwise not afford. This round, we are also providing a telco focused grant to enable one small- to medium-sized NFP with 50-200 mobile services to whip their telecommunications into shape. Our telco team has a wealth of expertise and are bursting to use their power for good. 

Examples of telco projects include: 

  • help assessing or developing your mobile strategy

  • managing mobile expenses and identifying cost reduction opportunities (in contract)

  • support finding the right telco or internet provider (out of contract).

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Evaluation criteria:

  • Your status

  • Your organisation size

  • What impact your organisation has

  • Your impact category

  • What your requirements are

  • The impact our support could have

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Grant Process

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Scope of work and funding requirements defined.

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Grant applicants are shortlisted and contacted.

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Impact Grant applications close 15 July 2022.

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Impact grants awarded!

 

We understand that a lot of grant applications require an enormous amount of time and energy. We've tried to keep this application process as smart and simple as possible because we know you're busy building a better world!

Applications are now closed

Each quarter we will select eligible NFPs to receive up to $20k worth of Dog & Bone technology consultancy. There will be $30k-$40k worth of grants released quarterly.

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Projects we provide

STRATEGY

  • Strategy health check​

  • Current state analysis​

  • Future state requirements

  • Technology strategy & roadmap

  • Governance framework

  • Information Management advice

  • Vendor fit analysis

  • ICT steering committee support

  • Executive/board reporting

  • Program oversight

PROCUREMENT

  • Service benchmarking​

  • Auditing analysis​

  • Contract negotiation

  • Vendor assessment & selection​

  • Contract implementation & verification

  • IT Managed Service Provider selection

  • Network design & procurement

  • Mobile Procurement

  • Telephony & Unified Communications system design & selection

MANAGEMENT

  • Telco expense management (TEM)

  • Ongoing strategic technology advice

  • CIO as a service

  • Vendor, procurement & contract  management

  • Mobile fleet & asset management 

  • Mobile data management & plan optimisation

  • Billing resolution management

  • Helpdesk support

 

We’re for organisations that improve the world.

WE SPECIALISE IN NFP, GOVERNMENT AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISES 

We are purposeful about who we work with. Enabling our clients allows us to create exponential impact. Each organisation has a direct impact on one or more of the UN SDG’s*.

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*The UN Sustainability Development Goals help us understand how each client is having an impact. For high impact organisations we offer discounted rates and each quarter we offer grants for organisations in need.

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"It was fantastic that they were able to support us with our Unified Communications before having to shift the entire organisation to remote work. The transition was seamless.”

GEORGIE HARMAN, CEO, BEYOND BLUE

Drop us a line.

You may have an immediate need or just want to explore your options - we're available.

 

We'll connect you with an advisor or consultant who can provide insight, case studies or clarify what you might need.

Phone: 03 9403 5700

Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm

326 High St, Northcote VIC 3070