This book provides advice in plain language about what needs to be considered before completing an application form for funding; where to get support and further advice; how to calculate realistic costs and how to collect baseline data and provide the necessary documentary evidence to back up the statements in an application form.This book is an invaluable guide, for all grant applicants, including local community groups and those operating grant schemes, such as local authority officers or public/private partnerships.
Simon Whaley has experience from both sides of the fence - as a grant applicant applying for money, and also as an Executive Officer for the Rural Development Commission assessing project applications and either recommending them for approval for grant funding or rejecting them. He also has 6 years' experience of working with community groups, the voluntary sector and grant funding agencies, and of supporting community projects in achieving their goals. He has regularly assisted at workshops and advice fairs to help guide community groups on how to apply for funding.
Section 1 - Applying for funding
1. You and your project
2. Finding advice and information
3. Looking for funding
4. Application forms
5. What an appraiser is looking for
6. The appraisal process
7. The decision
8. Project implementation
9. Claiming your grant money
10. Project completion