Funding Application Tips
- Attention to Detail
All funding applications are different. Make sure you read the application form carefully and understand what is needed. Include all information requested & ensure it is current.
- Check the Closing Date
Plan ahead to ensure that you have all the information you require to submit a full application before the due date.
- Check the Fund Criteria
Make sure that your purpose and project fits within the funders criteria. If unsure ring and discuss your project with the funder.
- Be Project Specific
Assume the funders know nothing about you or your project. Answer these key questions: Why –Detail the purpose of project; What – Detail the steps to complete the project; Who – People involved; How – Methods to complete the project.
- Outline Financial Position
Provide an accurate and up to date outline of your current financial position.
- Correct Contact Details
The contact person on the application needs to be actually available to contact.
- Keep a Copy
Keep a copy of the application it will make it easier next time you apply.
- Be Realistic
Be realistic, be honest, and don’t rely on one funder to fund the whole project.