Top Tips For Successful Funding Applications

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  • Start preparing well in advance
  • Ask for help e.g. from funders (they WANt to give you money) and support agencies
  • Make friends with your funder (see above!)
  • Be clear and decisive, about what you are doing and why, about how much money you need
  • Assume the funder knows nothing about you
  • Use plain language with no jargon
  • Show you can handle large sums of money
  • Make sure all your sums add up correctly (see above!)
  • Be prepared to manage your grant properly
  • Give credit to the funder – publicise appropriately
  • Apply to more than one funder

Don’t be put off by refusals