• Federal Government Liaison
    • High-level Grant Copywriting
    • Desktop Research & Analysis
    • Project Management


C7EVEN was engaged by Telstra to assist in the development of grant funding submissions. The submissions formed part of the Australian Government’s Regional Connectivity Program – which aims to provide improved internet accessibility in regional, rural and remote communities around Australia.

Telstra engaged C7EVEN because of our specialist experience and knowledge of the rural and regional landscape and our ability to create tailored communications that target the audiences, issues and needs of these communities.


C7EVEN’s objective was to undertake thorough desktop research to support each project’s merit and use this to develop written grant proposals for each project. Each application would highlight key merit criterion in line with the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

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Of the total $112 million in funding provided by the Australian Government for the Regional Connectivity Program Round 2, C7EVEN’s comprehensive and detailed stakeholder engagement and grant submissions resulted in over half of the total available projects available for bidding to be awarded to Telstra.


C7EVEN undertook rigorous background research on each locality and the communities directly benefitting from the proposed projects to be undertaken by Telstra. Using the merit criteria identified by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines, we structured each grant proposal focussing on the economic and social benefits along with the Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA).

Each grant proposal was carefully considered in relation to nearby projects that could strengthen the overall bid for grant funding.

We developed a seamless and efficient process which allowed for high level copywriting in line with government standards and delivered over 70 written grant proposals within the accelerated timeline for submission.

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