Advice for submitting funding applications
Be mindful that a funding organisation’s assessment process for applications can take up to four months, and retrospective applications (seeking financial support for events already held) are ineligible. Note the application deadline and plan a timeline to complete and submit your application. The need to gather supporting documentation may mean the application process is more time consuming than expected. Read the eligibility criteria and funding guidelines carefully and clarify any questions you have with the funding body well before the deadline. Propose a realistic and carefully considered budget. Be as detailed about the event’s income and expenditure as possible to ensure they add up correctly. Ensure all sections of the application are completed and all required documentation is attached. Complete the application checklist if one is provided.