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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

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

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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.

The latest from my blog

Who is the audience for grant applications?

I think a lot of grant writers sometimes forget who their audience is, and what they’re lookin…

It’s not just about grant writing – your project design matters more!

I think in grant writing, it’s common to focus on the grant writing, and forget about the project de…

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Two-thirds of top-rated grant applications are UNsuccessful

One of the disappointing realities of grant writing is that you can submit a brilliant application a…

Some organisations I’ve worked with

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next project.

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