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Grant Writer Request #10292020B

  
Primary Purpose:
I run a consulting company that has been helping clients, particularly software developers, get tax credits through the Canadian government's SR&ED program. Increasingly over the last few years, my clients have asked if I have other sources of development funding that they could apply for. I have stayed away from grants because I am not confident I have the experience needed to ensure that my clients will be successful. I am looking for someone that I could work with on an ongoing basis, researching, writing, and submitting grants for me on behalf of my clients.
Programming and Dollar Needs:
At this point, I do not have specific programming or dollar needs. Each client is different and I am looking for someone that has a good knowledge of my industry, software development in Canada, particularly but not exclusively with startups.
Project Description:
Provide your hourly rate for research and locating grants for: 10 hours per month for 12 months.   For a total of 120 hours.
I am looking for someone that has knowledge of existing Canadian technology sector grants and can research and stay on top of new grants that become available for companies working in IT in Canada. I am also looking for grants for companies that are not specifically software development companies but are considering upgrading their existing business software or having someone develop an application for their business. (The hours indicated are a rough estimate of what I think would be required.)
Provide your hourly rate for writing curriculum for: 30 hours per month for 12 months.   For a total of 360 hours.
The person I work with will be responsible for doing all of the writing that is needed for the grant application. I can help with interviewing the client if necessary or I can introduce you to them and you can conduct any interviews with them directly. (The hours indicated are a rough estimate of what I think would be required.)
The Grant Writer should be ready to begin work on: Immediately
Organizational Status:
Our organization is a(n): For Profit, Small Business, Individual
Our company is in existence for: 19 Year(s)
Services:
We presently provide or will be providing services in the geographic areas of: Across Canada
Currently, I provide clients with help claiming SR&ED tax credits. I have been doing this for almost 20 years and I have a 99% success rate. The average amount a client receives through this program is around $150k per year but there is no limit to the refund, it depends on the number of eligible expenses the client is able to claim. I have some clients that are receiving $400k or more annually.
Current Revenue:
I receive a percentage-based commission from clients when their claim is successful.
Grant History:
This will be our first time applying for grant funding.
I have been involved in grant applications but never in a direct, hands-on capacity. There were others I worked with that put together the information for the grant application and submitted it.
We have not previously received grant funds.
We do not have a copy of our previously written grant application(s).
We do not have a fundraising packet.
We do not have an agency mission statement.