Do you have a quality grant application? Before you begin writing your application, consider how your project idea will translate into action. To give yourself the best chance of success and to present a convincing case, you should describe in clear detail:
- Your business and its activities
- Your project idea and how it aligns with the objectives of the grant program
- What activities and outputs your project will deliver
- Why your project needs funding and why it represents value for money
- How you will successfully bring the project to completion
- Benefits of your project to your business and include the long-term community benefits (e.g. creation of jobs)
- How your project is likely to stand out from other applicants who may be seeking funding for a similar project
- How you are competitive in your sector (Note: Government grants have a responsibility to see that public funds are used by productive, profitable, and effective businesses that will achieve successful outcomes).
Provide proof of eligibility
You must provide sufficient proof that you meet the grant’s eligibility criteria, as this is the first step in the assessment process. Being able to provide all the information for your application is important. Furthermore, make sure you clearly demonstrate how your project aligns with the grant program’s aims. If you need further clarification or advice, contact the funding source directly.
After submitting your application
Make sure you respond promptly to any requests for further information. Not being contactable may delay your application and cause you to miss out on funding if the grant round closes quickly.
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