Australia's Grant Funding Specialists

Helping you to become Grant Ready

Who We Are

We are an award winning specialist consulting firm that assists in the development of compelling funding applications for businesses, Local Government and community organisations.

Our success lies in our proactive approach to take your project from being ‘shovel ready’ to being ‘grant ready’ so you are ready to apply before the program is open.

Government grant programs are highly competitive. Whilst it is not possible to guarantee success, being ‘grant ready’ is the key to more successful grant applications.

Meet Louise

Our Founder, Louise Fisher, was the visionary behind The Grants Whisperer. With a remarkable track record spanning over two decades, Louise had a wealth of expertise in navigating governmental funding intricacies. Her unparalleled insights have resulted in a staggering $700 million secured for diverse organisations across Local Government, Industry, and the Not-for-Profit sectors. This includes entities as varied as Local Aboriginal Land Councils, Youth Support organisations, Community Services, and Disability and Aged Care Providers.

Louise was instrumental in the delivery of the business case for the Trangie and Narromine Irrigation Modernisation Project, a substantial $176 million venture. She effectively managed conflicting priorities and complex relationships within three levels of Government, 300+ primary industry enterprises, coordinated five dependent sub-projects and ensuring the most efficient use of resources in the politically sensitive atmosphere of trading water entitlements as part of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

Her unwavering commitment to evidence-based methodologies, political expertise, and exceptional advocacy skills, Louise secured an impressive $320 million during her term at Central Coast Council. Her leadership extended beyond monetary gains, as she spearheaded initiatives like the Grants Register and Insights Dashboard, along with the innovative Grant Finder tool, benefitting both the community and businesses. A seasoned negotiator and collaborator, Louise’s influence has been paramount in fostering profound Government, business, and industry partnerships. Her extensive leadership experience has nurtured collaborative ecosystems, reinforcing regional advocacy efforts and facilitating harmonious engagements across diverse stakeholder groups. In her former role as the Economic Development Manager at Regional Development Australia Central Coast, Louise orchestrated the formulation and execution of the Central Coast Regional Economic Development Strategy. Her strategic insights also materialised in strong Business Cases to champion priority projects of regional significance. Notably, she chaired the Central Coast Regional Infrastructure Working Group and co-founded the Central Coast Economic Taskforce, cementing her commitment to regional progress. Louise was devoted to promoting the sustainable economic development of regions. Her approach hinges on evidence-driven strategies and a Quadruple Bottom Line ethos, reflecting her deep-seated passion for fostering holistic prosperity.

Louise Fisher

Director and Founder

Christine Artis

Business Development Manager

Meet Christine

Meet Christine Artis. An accomplished Business Development Manager at The Grants Whisperer, dedicated to helping businesses develop their strategic approach to funding priority projects and become grant-ready, rather than just shovel-ready. Louise was Christine’s mentor over the years, instilling valuable insights into the art of writing Grant.
With a background in stakeholder management, customer advocacy, Government procurement and business development, 

Christine brings a wealth of experience to her role. Her expertise lies in driving business growth, forming strategic stakeholder relationships, and enhancing service experience. She thrives on utilising her solution-oriented and entrepreneurial mindset to identify and pursue rewarding opportunities.

Christine’s career journey includes impactful roles in various Government positions, where she focused on supporting sustainable economic growth and expanding future employment opportunities for the Central Coast & Hunter communities. Her notable accomplishments include co-coordinating the formation of the Central Coast Economic Taskforce, chairing the Central Coast Visitor Economy Working Group, and driving Regional Australian Digital Youth programs during her time as the Regional Engagement Manager at Telstra, devoted to actively contributing to her community.

As a Business Development Manager, Christine is passionate about promoting positive outcomes for customers and communities through strategic initiatives and partnerships. Her dedication to facilitating growth and prosperity continues to make a significant impact on businesses and communities alike.

The Team

A unique feature of our grants funding service is that we have a team of associates with specialist skills in the following areas:

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Research and data analysis

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Business case development

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Stakeholder engagement

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Economic assessment

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Cost-benefit analysis

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Funding Opportunities Assessment

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Funding applications

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Project management

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Government policy

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Our promise to our customers

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We will bring leading expertise to develop a compelling funding application for you.

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We will work to achieve the best possible outcomes for your organisation.

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We will always act with honesty and integrity.

What People Say About Us

Client Testimonials