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Preparing for, and Writing, Funding Applications Training

Key Websites


Session 1: An Internal Audit

Presentation slides for Introduction + Session 1 (Power Point)

What do you need to have in place before you start applying for funding?
The following resources accompanied one of our previous workshops 'Planning A Successful Capital Campaign'

  • How prepared are you to undertake a Capital Campaign? A Ten-Step Checklist
  • Key steps in a Capital Campaign
  • Example Capital Campaign Timeline (indicative)
  • Structure of your Capital Campaign Team
  • Capital Campaign Funding Strategy
  • Talk to your congregation
  • Talk to your community
  • Statements of Significance and Need
  • Case for Support Template
  • Feasibility Study
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Budgets for Capital Campaigns
  • Example Budget (indicative)
  • VAT and VAT Recovery

The Big Lottery Fund website also has some general tips on identifying Need/Aims & Outcomes for Community Projects


Session 2: An External Audit


Session 3: Inside the Mind of a Funder


Session 4: Writing an Application


​Session 5: Post Application


Session 6: Buildings Maintenance Plans


Session 7: The work of the Diocesan Advisory Committee


Fundraising and Grants

Information on Fundraising and Grant-Making Organisations etc...
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