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About Grantus

Grantus founder, Simon Coutts

Simon Coutts

Grantus Founder, Simon Coutts is based in Ballarat, Victoria and has over 20 years’ experience working across operational, technical, corporate and project management fields.

Available on short notice, for short term projects or organisational assignments, I can pull together a professional team to bid on projects or work with you directly. 

I thrive on solving socially complex and unique government-level problems. One of my greatest strengths is navigating the feasibility, concept and planning stages of multidimensional government backed projects.

I have been successful in raising over $100M in funding through business case development and grant writing. Success is not just understanding the processes and language. It comes from working in the public sector in technical, management and governance roles and valuing community, regulator and stakeholder engagement.

I am able to find and win you grants and tenders, offering a low upfront fee and % on success for eligible clients.

Through my career I now have a solid grounding in corporate and project governance, international relations as well as project management, management of cross functional teams, risk and sustainability practices.

We are about maximising public value.

Contact me to discuss your needs.

Complementary skills

  • Strategic and stakeholder communication and engagement
  • Governance, risk management and assurance advice
  • Project planning and management
  • Strategy, policy and programme development
  • Regulation and compliance
  • Quality assurance, auditing and compliance


    • Fellow member of the Governance Institute of Australia
    • Independent member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee – Wimmera Catchment Management Authority
    • Independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee – Yarriambiack Shire Council

    Tertiary Education

    • Master of International Environmental Law, Macquarie University
    • Master of International Relations, Macquarie University
    • Graduate Diploma Corporate Governance and Risk Management, Governance Institute of Australia
    • Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health), Swinburne University
    • Diploma in Business (Quality Auditing), SAI Global


    Water authorities
    Suppliers to government and State, Commonwealth and International agencies
    Local Government
    Local government