Key factors for building a successful grant application.
After researching possible donors and funders for your charity, use this checklist to identify key points to consider before making a grant application.
Even though some COVID-19 emergency funding opportunities have shorter and less involved application requirements, you will still need to give this some thought. This checklist will help your organisation to respond to potential questions from funders, be on the front foot and be confident about your application.
You may not have each point completed, or started. For example, you may not be in a position to give a full financial plan, but if you have agreed the basic costings and decided what action you will take to develop this plan, then you will be in a much stronger position to apply for a grant.
Once you have gone through the checklist, it’s helpful to create a timeline grid to address key areas that your charity wants to focus on. An example is shown here: