We are currently moving to a new grant management system. As part of this transition, we are reviewing and updating our applications forms and other supporting documents.

Grant writing tips

  • Please write in clear simple English - avoid jargon.
  • Acronyms - assume we don't know what they mean.
  • Ensure that your figures add up - check and check again.
  • Write in specific terms rather than generalisations - especially regarding track record and outcomes.
  • Please call one of our program managers if you are unsure about anything – don’t guess!
  • Don't try to fit a square peg into a round hole. We try to make our objectives and guidelines as clear as possible, so please read the funding objectives carefully to ensure your project is in with a chance!
  • It is worth reading our case studies and looking at our Grants Database to get a better understanding of what, how and who we fund.
  • Ask someone who doesn’t know what your project is to read the application before you submit it to ensure it is clear and easily understood.