Tips when applying for grants

  • Make sure you tailor your application/project to fit the grant criteria
  • Some funders focus on particular groups of people or project types
  • Evidence a need for the project
  • Develop clear aims, objectives and proposed outcomes
  • You may need to show how you will publicise the project
  • It may help to involve interested parties or partners to develop and oversee the project
  • You will need to provide costings
  • You may need to provide a timetable of activites
  • You will need to show how you will monitor the project
  • You will need to look at future sustainability - how will the project continue after the grant monies end
  • You will need to provide a copy of your organisation's governing document and latest financial accounts/statements
  • Some grants are only applicable to registered charities.
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