Muckhart Village from Seamab

Looking for funding?

Helpful advice for completing a funding application

A good starting point is to contact the Clackmannanshire Third Sector interface (CTSI)

Contact C.T.S.I.  web page      http://ctsi.org.uk/?s=funding
tel                   01259 213 840
email              admin@ctsi.org.uk

address         Connect Centre, Burgh Mews, Alloa, FK10 1HS

Contact person is Julie McGrath

Why CTSI?

– CTSI have a huge knowledge & expertise in capturing current funding
CTSI will look through draft applications and offer advice
– CTSI can provide access to the Trust Funding web site
(Trust Funding is an excellent web site which can match funders to your particular
initiative, and guests can access this website using a terminal in CTSI Alloa office)

 What key information should you have to apply for funding?

When completing a funding application try to include the following information;

  • Provide Objectives and clear outcomes (include a succinct description)
  • If possible, link your objectives to the funders’ aims and objectives
  • Demonstrate community involvement ownership and support
  • If a large project, have a steering group set up to manage it (properly convened)
  • Contact Details of Project contact person (lead person)
  • Link if possible to a local authority/community based development plan / action plan.

What else can you do to help your application be successful?

  • Study the funders web site and understand their aims and objectives
  • If possible demonstrate a track record on successfully delivering projects
  • Have information on your initiative/project on your own web site & Facebook
  • If possible ensure your initiative/ project is known about within the community!
  • Don’t complete an application if the information is not available
  • Ask others who have experience in seeking funding to look through your application
  • Make sure application is well written, ensure someone checks grammar & spelling

Note: A poor and badly written application can dis-credit an organisation!