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[b]Quote from Elizabeth.Jewell on August 21, 2014, 12:14[/b]
[quote][b]Quote from jameswattcse on August 21, 2014, 12:10[/b]
It sounds obvious, but make sure that you read the eligibility criteria properly! But really It’s about making sure that you’ve answered the question that the funder is asking (which is often different to what you want to say). If they’re asking for a budget, try and be clear as possible even if it’s just a basic bullet point list of what you think you’ll be spending the money on.

Most funders will be marking your application against set criteria, such as value for money, but also what they see to be the social/community impact of the project.

Brilliant advice, James. Thank you. When do you think groups are ready to apply for their first bit of funding?

Anyone here want to introduce themselves and their project? [/quote]

Like most cases it depends on the type of the project. In a lot of cases group may need to make sure they’ve got the right legal/governance structures in place as there may be grant restrictions on who the funder can award to. But if you’ve got a clear plan for your project that you can demonstrate then it’s probably a good time to think about funding.