Online grant application instructions
Before you begin
Recommended browsers are:
Google Chrome v3.0+
Applicant website—login or register
Link to the applicant website: login or register.
Navigating (moving through) the application form
You can navigate through the application form by clicking on buttons above the form to move between individual pages, or by using the navigation bar on the right to jump to specific pages or sections with a page.
Saving your draft application
It is advisable to save your application as you go by clicking on the [Save] button at any time. The website will automatically time out after 30 minutes and unsaved information will be lost.
To save and return to your application at a later time click on the [Save and Close] button.
To return to your application—click on “My Submissions” and locate the application listed under the “In Progress” heading—click on the application to reopen it and continue from where you left off.
Downloading the application form
You can download your application at any time. Click on “Review and Submit“ and use the [Download PDF] button at the top and bottom of the form.
Review your application
When you have completed your application use the “Review and Submit” link on the form navigation panel to review your application.
Ensure you have answered all questions—red highlighted error messages will display against any mandatory questions which are incomplete or contain input errors when you try to submit your application.
Submitting your application
Click on the [Submit] button when you are ready to submit the application.
Take care—once your application has been submitted you are not able to make further edits or upload additional supporting materials.
Once submitted, an automated confirmation email will be sent to your registered email address with a PDF copy of your submitted application.
Note: if you do not receive an email confirmation, check your application has been marked as submitted by clicking in the “My Submissions” section when you are logged in to SmartyGrants.
Attachments and support documents
- Have your supporting documents ready to upload when you are ready to submit your application.
- Avoid uploading files not critical to supporting your application.
- Allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file.
- Each file can be up to 25Mb—the recommend file size is 5Mb.
- Large files take longer to upload.
Completing a group/team application
A number of people can work on an application using the same login details, but not at the same time.
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