What could go wrong?
Most people start and end at step 3 – grant writing. As a result, most grant applications fail, leading to lost time, effort and money.
It is important to start with steps 1 and 2. By constantly seeking and applying for grants that are best suited to you, you increase your chances of being successful. And as you apply for more grants, your internal capability will increase.
All grants differ in their requirements and eligibility criteria. Be prepared to be assessed in relation to all aspects of your organisation and activities, including:
- Your management capabilities
- Organisation structure
- Budget and turnover
- Tax status (if you are a NFP it is usually best to have Deductable Gift Recipient tax status)
- Outcomes and achievements to date