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HOW TO APPLY GOVERNMENT GRANTS

When applying for government grants there are a few simple things to remember so the proposal isn’t
rejected. Make sure they aren’t late, make sure they are on the appropriate forms, and make sure that
they comply with the stated guidelines.

To ensure your proposal gets full consideration:

 Make sure the projects fit the guidelines and intent.
 Specify categories of costs to reflect the areas that funding can cover. In some cases, only actual
costs are allowed. Keep accurate records of expenditures and receipts.

 Submit the required number of application copies.
 Submit the application on time.
 Consider payment procedures, schedules, and partial payment schedules. Evaluation reports are
often essential to final funding.

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Check where copyright of materials is necessary and whose responsibility it is to get it.

sources.

There are seven steps when preparing a funding proposal:

Explain how your organization operates. Identify your organization  Name  How many people belong  When it was established  Where it is located  Purpose 2.© Copyright Envision Corporation. LICENSE OR SUBLICENSE.  Is it a registered charity? What is its number?  Is it incorporated? What is its number?  Who is eligible for membership?  What is the procedure for becoming a member?  Is the organization democratically run? Are elections held annually?  What groups are affiliated with your organization? . PUBLISH. GIVE OR DISCLOSE TO ANY OTHER PARTY. All rights reserved. THIS PRODUCT IN HARD COPY OR DIGITAL FORM. ALL OFFENDERS WILL BE SUED IN A COURT OF LAW. OFFER FOR SALE. IT IS ILLEGAL AND STRICTLY PROHIBITED TO DISTRIBUTE. Protected by the copyright laws of the United States & Canada and by international treaties. 2002. 1.

GIVE OR DISCLOSE TO ANY OTHER PARTY.  Provide the name. LICENSE OR SUBLICENSE. PUBLISH. How does the project avoid duplicating similar projects or programs run by other organizations?  Give the qualifications and experience of key people involved with the project to provide reasonable assurance your organization is capable of undertaking the project. provincials or national. IT IS ILLEGAL AND STRICTLY PROHIBITED TO DISTRIBUTE. OFFER FOR SALE. address and telephone number of the person to whom correspondence should be directed. title. 5.© Copyright Envision Corporation. State the objectives in such a way so observers can see what you have accomplished what you set out to do. Describe how responsibilities are distributed within the organization.  List the names and titles of the executive. 4. 2002.  Name the people who will take on the major responsibilities of the project and describe their responsibilities. ALL OFFENDERS WILL BE SUED IN A COURT OF LAW. 3. Explain why your project will succeed. .  Explain the methods for evaluating the project’s progress.  Define the scope: local community.  Explain how your project is different.  Explain your objectives in concrete rather than general terms. Protected by the copyright laws of the United States & Canada and by international treaties. THIS PRODUCT IN HARD COPY OR DIGITAL FORM. how it meets a demonstrated need and what it hopes to accomplish. Describe what your project will do.  Outline the project. All rights reserved.

ALL OFFENDERS WILL BE SUED IN A COURT OF LAW.  Name other whose support has been requested. including previous financial assistance.  Include the organization’s latest audited financial statement. THIS PRODUCT IN HARD COPY OR DIGITAL FORM. OFFER FOR SALE.  State any previous contact with the funding bodies being approached. 6.  Name projects you have completed in the past.  Explain any deficits in your organization’s budget. Protected by the copyright laws of the United States & Canada and by international treaties. . LICENSE OR SUBLICENSE. All rights reserved. Provide a budget. GIVE OR DISCLOSE TO ANY OTHER PARTY. 2002.  Explain where you will get funding if your project continues beyond the proposed grant period. and indicate why they were successful. Describe what additional resources you will require.© Copyright Envision Corporation. 7.  Name people outside of the organization who will act as references. PUBLISH. List the specific sources of funding to cover the deficits. IT IS ILLEGAL AND STRICTLY PROHIBITED TO DISTRIBUTE.  List other individuals or organizations supporting this or similar projects.  Provide a detailed operating budget for the project showing how the money will be spent and the amount coming form all sources.