Funding Applications Checking Service

This service gives you an opportunity to have your application read and analysed by experienced, successful bid and tender writers.

Feedback from this service can iron out faults and polish your application in order for it to have the best possible chance of securing your desired funding opportunity.

Once your bid has been through this process you will get a list of suggested changes which will be optional for you to include, or not.

The application will always be owned by you – we will always work with the utmost discretion and with the highest level of confidentiality.

You can be safe in the knowledge that we will never share your information, or data with any third party without your active approval.

We will assess a completed (or part completed) draft application for funding, and advise on any problems or improvements, which could be made.

This would not include any re-writing of the application, but we would endeavour to be as helpful as possible e.g. by referring you to sources of research data or other references.

Your application should reflect the priorities of funders:-

“The trustees are looking for projects where a relatively small amount of money can make a big difference. They are unlikely to fund applications which top up funding for salaries or larger projects where a small grant would only make a marginal impact on its success”.

(BBC Children in Need)

“We are not interested in sticking plaster solutions, even if they make people’s lives better in the short term, but in changing the fundamentals. We think that services are too often set up to respond to crisis rather than preventing problems developing in the first place”

(Lankelly Chase Foundation)

“Preference is given to supporting work which others may find hard to fund, perhaps because it breaks new ground, is too risky or is unpopular.”

(Paul Hamlyn Foundation)