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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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Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:2

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