Getting Started

Seeking funding is time consuming and if possible is best done as part of a team, with a team leader, who can delegate tasks to the other members. However, whether you are running a project by yourself or as part of a team, the first step is to establish with your partners what it is that you want to do and how much money you are likely to need to achieve your objectives.

Writing your Funding Proposal

The next step, is to write a funding proposal. This will allow you to clearly outline the aims and objectives of your project in detail with your partners. The Funding Proposal should include:

  • Background

  • Rationale – why this project is needed

  • Aims and objectives of this project within the wider landscape

  • What activities you will do in what time period?

  • What results do you hope to achieve at the end of the project?

  • Your time scale and budget

  • How will you know you have achieved your goals or what is your monitoring and evaluation plan?

  • What is the plan regarding sustainability, how will the work continue at the end of the project?

There are lots of guides and training available to help you with writing your funding proposal, here is a great place to start – Proposals for NGOs.

Sources of Funding

The next step, is to see what funding sources might be available for your project. There are a number of funding sources available and it can take time to find the right funding.

As a starting point  you can search our Funding Page . This is not exhaustive list but some sources that we are aware of through our NHS Board Champions and partners. There are several websites with links to large databases of funding opportunities.

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