Sandra has grant writing ‘midas touch’

Sandra Webb grant writing
Sandra Webb simply has a “knack” of writing successful grant applications.

Sandra Webb simply has a “knack” of writing successful grant applications.

Over the last seven years Sandra has submitted numerous successful applications that have reaped almost half a million dollars for community groups within the Childers area.

Of the numerous grant applications she has lodged Sandra Webb has only ever been unsuccessful once.

“I’m simply disappointed for the applicant,” Sandra said.

“Getting grants is not about how much money you can source.

“It’s about the community groups that are helped and in turn what those groups can deliver to our community.”

One of Sandra's most recent successful grant writing applications was for a custom-built trailer for Childer Read To Me Day.

“I’ve written grants for everything from musical instruments for students, to equipment for local volunteer fire brigades to this latest application which really supports a great learning initiative for our community.”

Sandra works at Isis State High School as a student transition officer but has done her fair share of teaching.

“I guess you get to see kids through the education system who can benefit from better equipment and outcomes that create opportunity.

“That’s one reason why I like to take the time to write grant applications. The funds are there to support communities like Childers and sometimes it is simply someone taking the time to promote a really great initiative for funding.”

Sandra is already busy working on her next grant application in conjunction with Childers Rotary to secure a human powered vehicle for Isis State High School.