Grants: A hand out or a hand up? by Greg Tingle
What are your thoughts
on government grants?
have all heard of government grants being awarded
to the most most ridiculous ideas, ranging from goldfish
study to mating habits of snails!
time that we recognized the positives from government
grants, and it's also time to disclose that Media
Man Australia has a few irons in the fire regarding
government grant initiatives at present.
grants are a positive thing for the community for
moral and fiscal reasons. Granted, we hear about some
grants and think, '"what a waste of tax payers
money". In recent times the microscope has been
put on the government over its handing of grants,
and who qualifies for same.
hard to argue that a grant to make the media and public
relations business a better place, is a bad idea.
the government supports a person or group of people
to ensure the success of a worthwhile idea in its
embryonic stage, it will benefit everybody, for moral
and economic reasons. That has got to be a good idea.
well acknowledged that securing private capital is
next to impossible these days, so good on the governments
for stepping in, to ensure worthwhile ideas have every
chance of success.
grants are a hand up, rather than a hand out, from
someone that knows.
and resource in progress.
Suburbs New Enterprise Incentive Scheme
The National Office for the Information Economy -
ITOL Funding Program
The Department of Communications, Information Technology
and the Arts: Grants & Funding
Council for the Arts
Council: Media Arts Partnerships
Business Arts Foundation
Centre for the Mind
in Small Business Information Site (AU)
For The Encouragement Of Philanthropy In Australia
Radio National "The Buzz" Innovation: The
Go-Betweens - 20th October 2003
Sports and Entertainment Portal: Advertising
Man Australia: Sponsors
idle by Simon Castles - 29th July 2006