Grant income for community groups can potentially come from a wide range of sources, including:-
Before your community group makes any grant application, you will need to have researched potential funders for your planned project and drawn up a list of the most suitable grant sources. Your list should not be too long – ideally it will only include those funders which are most likely to give your application due consideration.
Suitable funders will be the ones that:-
Before making your approach to these funders, check their required method of application. How do they want you to apply? Different funders will have different methods, including:-
Many funders will encourage applicants to discuss proposals beforehand and will be only too happy to advise you on your approach. Some provide guides to making a successful application. Read all the guidelines and documentation provided by the funder.
Other Community Toolkit Topics to look at:
Identifying Suitable Funders....how to identify suitable fundersGrant Application Tips....what makes a good funding applicationCompleting a Grant Application Form....how to fill in a grant application formLetters of application....how to write a letter of application for fundingGrant Assessor Visits....making the most of what are grant assessor visitsPublic Donations....raising income by public donationTrading....how to generate income from tradingFundraising Events....how to plan and manage a fundraising event
Further sources of information
For more information visit your
local support organisation