The Funders Viewpoint

It is a mystery to some organisations what a funder is actually looking for in an application.  To help you, we put this question to three prestigious funders at our recent Fundraising Expo.  

Representatives from Comic Relief, BBC Children In Need and Big Lottery Fund explain in full in the video clip below.

NICVA Fundraising Expo 2014 from NICVA on Vimeo.

Additional tips to help improve your application:

  • Properly plan and cost your projects
  • Thoroughly research funder
  • Get in touch with the funder
  • Read and use the guidelines
  • Fully complete the form with all enclosures
  • Focus on the difference your project will make
  • Tell the funder why you need the funding in your own words
  • Ask someone to look over the application
  • Apply in good time
  • Check postage
  • Keep records
  • Make several applications

To help you find the right funders, keep on top of deadline dates and manage funding applications, have a look at NICVA’s new look and fresh featured www.grant-tracker.org.

For more tips on writing successful funding applications click here.

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