Grant giving institutions are organisations that exist, or have specifically created a sub-section, to award grants against set criteria. Grant giving institutions have varying breadth of criteria and come in different forms. This area of fundraising includes trusts, foundations and settlements established through private or corporate wealth, as well as statutory bodies. This income is mostly restricted, and applications require substantial evidence of outcomes to be highly effective.
Steps to creating a successful fundraising application:
- Do some initial research to find suitable organisations to apply to. One great way of finding funding suitable for you is via online funding directories, Bucks Funding Search and Grantway. Funding Directories are online search databases that are used to search for grant opportunities using keywords to identify the most suitable ones for an organisation or project. Download our guide for information on other funding directories that may be able to help you find a funder that is a good fit for your work.
- Create a budget plan – download our guide to creating a budget
- Plan ahead as many funders consider applications on a 3 monthly or 6 monthly cycle.
If you would like more support with finding funding or how to plan a successful funding bid, please book a free support session.