Jessie launched The Grants Hub in June 2013. She was 39 weeks pregnant at the time with her second child. And that's only the start of the story...
About The Grants Hub
After working in local government, international development and business, Jessie Ballantyne (Founder) 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. Since its genesis in 2011, the business has found many ways to innovate the grant seeking process, incorporating technology, efficiency and functionality into its mission. Winning various awards along the way, like the Baw Baw Shire’s Business Professional Services and eBusiness awards in 2016, along with the Bendigo Bank Gippsland Award in the same year, The Grants Hub continuously grows from strength to strength.
At The Grants Hub, 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
We have 8 things we care about at The Grants Hub - like a lot!