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Hi. I’m Martina.

I’m a grant writer, an evaluator, and coach.

I believe that your ideas can change the world.
I want to help you do that.

I help you win project funding with epic proposals that stand out. I help you design programs that change lives for the better. And I help you understand and analyse your impact, to make sure you’re doing your best work.

Let’s start a conversation.

Martina Donkers

NEW! Grant Writing For Freelance Writers

My new online course, Grant Writing For Freelance Writers, is available now!

This detailed, clear and actionable course gives you everything you need to start writing grants as a freelancer. We cover grant basics, setting up good relationships with your clients, planning and gathering information, practical strategies for actually writing the application (no staring at a blank page!), and how to submit and get paid.

“Martina is great at clearly explaining everything you need to know to write great grant applications. The course is very comprehensive and covers all sections of a typical grant application, workflow, communicating with clients, how selection criteria are marked and so much more. If you have been sitting on plans to learn more about grant writing, this course will give you the answers you need!” – Joyce V

“Martina is probably the most gifted grant writer I have ever come across.”

Bek Lambert, Freelance Jungle

Learn more about how I can help

Grant Writing

Win funding to carry
out epic projects

Grant writing

I write grant applications, edit draft submissions, and review grants.

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and courses

Get my help to upskill and
win grants yourself!

Coaching and Courses

I’ve been training and upskilling people in grant writing for over 10 years.

I offer 1:1 coaching, self-paced online courses, and blended options.


Investigate your impact


I specialise in low-resource, high-rigour, high-impact evaluation that gives you real insight into your impact.

Free Guide: 6 Things Freelance Writers Need to Know About Grant Writing

Good writing is clear thinking made visible.

Willian Wheeler.

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How I Work Neurodivergently

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