We strongly recommend that you use the word template below to plan your draft before completing the online form as there will be no option to save your application and return to finalise details later.
SCVO’s Guide to Finding Funding has resources to help you make a clear case for your project.
Please remember that this is a competitive application process. Your application will be assessed against other applications with only the strongest applications chosen to receive a grant. Be clear and focused, and make your application as easy to read as possible. Be creative with your new idea – how is it unique? Demonstrate clearly the need in your community and the impact your project/activities will have – don’t be afraid to be passionate about your cause!
Funders want to know there is value for money in the projects/activities they are investing in. Talk about the ongoing sustainability and impact of your project/activities on your audience and the community. Be sure to include the number and types of people who will benefit from your project and how.
Lastly, think about the timeframe – ensure that you will have enough time to deliver your project/ activities within the period of funding. If your project involves recruiting staff be mindful of the time this can take. If your project/activities involve input from partners make sure they know about it and are able to meet your timescales..