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Writing a funding application

We’ve pulled together the most common questions from our experience working with trusts and foundations, and given some tips on how best to answer them.

No two organisations are identical, and therefore it is important to treat each funding application in the same way. While you can’t copy and paste all of the answers in your application form, you can have a good idea of what you might expect to be asked, and do some preparation beforehand.

The best way to do this is by checking the application process for the trust or foundation that you want to apply for a grant from. However sometimes this might not be possible – they might not have released details of their funding yet, or you might not have identified who you want to approach yet. Even when that’s the case, you can still start working on your application by anticipating what you might be asked.

We’ve pulled together the most common questions from our experience working with trusts and foundations, and given some tips on how best to answer them.