Grant funding can be fantastic for those who get it and well worth the effort. However, sometimes grants are thought of as frustrating, unpredictable, over-bureaucratic, unfair or a complete lottery. For funders the application process has to balance being fair, straightforward and thorough.
I offer a number of well-proven services to help.
Getting A Grant – workshops and mentoring for applicants
Workshops lead typical applicants through the process, explaining jargon and giving the rationale behind the questions and detail that is required. I avoid giving standard answers, and ensure that projects remain true to the applicant rather than become an exercise of saying what they think will get funding. The support develops the business skills to clarify an idea, assess a need, plan a project and manage finances.
The result is an applicant having a well-considered project which fits their overall aims, is clearly and fully expressed and which can be easily assessed against funding criteria.
Pre- and post- application workshops on RDPE LEADER funding are available for immediate delivery (once tailored for your area priorities), and for other funding streams on discussion.
I have provided independent appraisals to three areas in the RDPE LEADER programme and have a reputation for being constructive, good value for money and prompt.
Contact me to discuss how to make sure all of your funding goes to the right projects.