grant writing

This is how you win a grant application

You may think that grants are free money.

They’re not. There’s a lot of work involved.

This is what you need to do:

  • Identify a great project with a demonstrated need
  • Make sure you have the capacity to deliver it – that means getting your staff and volunteers on board
  • Identify funding bodies that align with your goals
  • Make sure your numbers add up
  • Write well – don’t waste a word. Use data and supporting information to bring your application to life.
  • Rally your supporters. Show the funders that you have stakeholders who back you.
  • Think like a Grants Officer! Make it easy for the assessor to get the information they need.

It doesn’t end there. If you’re successful, you need to document your project, communicate the outcomes and submit the acquittal on time. 

And if you didn’t win, all is not lost. You still learned a lot, brought people together and gained skills for success next time.

Do you need help?

I’ve sat on assessment panels and I’ve seen hundreds of grant applications come across my desk. I’ve been part of teams that put large grant applications together and delivered the resulting projects. I spent many years in local government, designing grant programs, delivering workshops and writing funding handbooks.

I now help people with their funding applications and have a success rate of over 80%. 

How does it work?

Get in touch and we can talk about your business and the grant you wish to apply for. I’ll put a quote together that covers the process.

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