Many of those bids were .successful, and in more good news, the analysts at .id are willing to share what they learned from the process. What they can tell us will be useful for other funding applications, AND, there's also budget provision for a second-round of funding, expected later in the year.
For everyone who has read our State of the Sector Report – which was launched with our partner .id, the population and economic analysts at the LG Professionals Australia National Congress in May, and is available on our website – you'll be aware of the incredible amount of data and analysis that .id houses on its website. But .id don't just have a bunch of numbers. What they really specialise in is story-telling using the numbers as backup. It's that story-telling that has helped them help local governments around the country create compelling submissions for funding.
What makes a good report, or a good funding submission, or a good community campaign is a good story.
On a side note, if you have read the State of the Sector Report and used the links it contains, it is worth taking another look now as the data has been updated over the last month or so with the release of more data from Census2016 by the ABS.