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Seeking funding to continue your project?

7 September 2015

Newmains-Community-Trust-(5)In the latest of our top tips blogs, Karen Addison from our Advice team highlights what we look for in applications for funding to continue your project.

Many groups contact us to find out if we provide continuation funding, and if so, how they can apply for it. We do fund existing projects, and here are some tips to help.

Your track record should show us how your project works and if people still need it. By telling us what you have learned so far, and how that has helped shape what you do, you can demonstrate how effective your approach is.

Stronger applications demonstrate how your services meet a clearly identified need. Think about this from the point of view of the people that use them, rather than the need to increase capacity or develop the organisation.

If we invite you to complete the second stage form you’ll have to complete an evaluation report. Look out for our next blog that will contain handy tips on how to share that with us.

For guidance on applying to the Big Lottery Fund visit our website here: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/funding-guidance/applying-for-funding

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Alfred Levy, ILFORD, Essex. permalink
    9 September 2015 12:07 pm

    I am the Leader of a forty strong U3A Art Group whose average age is around seventy. The group is entirely self-funding but we need a small grant to enable us to engage the occasional speaker or professional tutor. Is this within the remit of the Big Lottery Fund?

    • Big Lottery Fund permalink*
      10 September 2015 12:20 pm

      Thanks for your comment. Please give our Advice line a call on 03454 102030. They will be able to advise you on this. All the best.

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