Once you’ve found a potential funder, you need to write a successful application …
Before you put pen to paper, you need to:
- Make sure your organisation and project is eligible.
- Make sure you are ready to make an application.
When you complete your application, you need to:
- Demonstrate a clear need for your project.
- Show that your project is well planned.
- Have accurately costed your project.
- Provide evidence of good management.
- Illustrate how the project will make a difference.
And finally …
- Be absolutely clear about why you are seeking funding.
- If possible, don’t leave your application to the last minute.
- When writing an application, try to see things from the funder’s perspective.
- Don’t make assumptions about what the funder may or may not know about your project or organisation.
- Try to avoid technical language and jargon.
- Try to make sure your application is well presented and laid out.
- Don’t make the funder work for the information.