Today’s post is brought to you courtesy of the community grants application with which I am currently wrestling on behalf of the primary school. Have you ever written one of these things? Eighteen pages of meaningful guff, broken down into 200 word sections. Full of ‘keywords’ and ‘strategies’ and ‘outcomes’ and ‘solutions’.
Yes, I am going nuts.
Hence this short but useful post. My top three tips on how to apply for a community grant.
1. Make sure the grant is a good fit for your school or organisation.
2. Have a clear idea of what you want the money for – and be able to articulate that within the guidelines.
3. Read the guidelines.
If you need more tips (what, you’re not an expert now?), check out this story that I wrote for Ninemsn’s Money website. It’s called How to Apply For a Grant. I found it very helpful. I just wish I’d got one of the helpful experts I interviewed to apply for this grant for me.
Now that would have been very useful.
Have you ever applied for a grant for your school or sporting organisation? Any exciting tips or insight to share? Alternately, want to write mine for me???