Statutory funding- Grants available at local, regional and nation levels. Some grants are being replaced by competitive tendering processes. Funding can be available through local authorities, PCTs, Government departments, and other public bodies such as Job Centre Plus.
European funding - potentially large pots of funding are available, but applications can be complex and time consuming, and may require the organisation to provide match-funding. Monitoring systems involve lots of paperwork.
6. Writing a successful funding application
Guidelines for writing funding applications:
Check the project proposal fits the funder’s criteria
Check the exclusions – often charitable trusts have a long list of projects and organisations that they won’t fund