Our Story

About The Grants Hub

After working in local government, international development and business, Jessie Ballantyne (Founder & Managing Director) saw the need for an easy-to-use grants search website that would help people find 'all that money' out there. Her aim was to turn the elusive idea of grants into something that became real for organisations.

In 2012, Jessie brought a Web Designer and Web Developer on board who started building The Grants Hub. Many, many hours were spent surveying people to find out what their grants needs were, brainstorming ideas, drawing up sketches on rolls of paper, pouring over designs and entering hundreds and hundreds of grants into the Grants Directory.

After months of sheer hard work, determination, ridiculously late nights and ample supplies of coffee, The Grants Hub was launched in June 2013. Jessie was 39 weeks pregnant at the time with her second child. And that's only the start of the story...

The Grants Hub is now an award winning business, bringing together tech and grants expertise. The entire business operates online - from members searching for grants across Australia, to The Grants Hub team working completely remotely. We are proud of what we have achieved, and strive to continually innovate and be the easiest way to find grants in Australia.

 

Behind the Scenes

As a team, we do things differently. Jessie is an advocate for remote work and intentionally designed The Grants Hub to be a business which not only allows, but also encourages our team to work remotely. We also value flexibility, which has become increasingly important at The Grants Hub after Jessie and Justin's second son was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. For two people who love to plan ahead, this threw an unexpected curveball into their lives. Their son's health continues to be a challenge, yet it also makes them value the flexibility of The Grants Hub, as well as understand some of the needs of hundreds of Not-for-Profits and health services around Australia looking for grants.

Our team values are intrinsic in everything we do:

  • Excellence
  • Flexibility
  • Generosity
  • Fun
  • Honesty
  • Innovation
  • Reliability.

If you would like to know more about this area of The Grants Hub and how we structure the day-to-day operations of the business, Jessie would love to chat with you so flick her an email.

After five years of working in The Grants Hub, Jessie finally has a home office space to base herself in. Justin (her husband and also Business Manager at The Grants Hub) surprised her with these 'welcome to your new office' flowers.

After five years of working in The Grants Hub, Jessie finally has a home office space to base herself in. Justin (her husband and also Business Manager at The Grants Hub) surprised her with these 'welcome to your new office' flowers.

Kristine, Grants Researcher, kicks off her work day from a beach in Scarborough, QLD.

Kristine, Grants Researcher, kicks off her work day from a beach in Scarborough, QLD.

You will often find Jessie & Justin working from Stella's Pantry in Warragul, VIC, their all-time favourite cafe.

You will often find Jessie & Justin working from Stella's Pantry in Warragul, VIC, their all-time favourite cafe.