In this course we'll guide you through writing a grant application to get your idea funded. Whether it's a creative project or a business grant the course walks you through:
The course is delivered in video format with some course notes and 'cheat sheets' for download.
At the end of the course you'll be able to write an application efficiently, address all the marking criteria and know what buttons to press in order to get your grant over the line.
Introduction to me, the course plan, and how to reach out for assistance.
Grant applications and Funding Applications assessment aren't rocket science, however the vast majority of people don't get past the initial stages. Learn how grants are assessed and why they do it the way they do. By knowing the methodology you quickly learn how to write your applications to get through.
The first read of the document should be aimed at finding out two things, are you eligible and is it worth it. We go through the pitfalls you could hit and how to avoid them.
A second pass of the document will give you the areas you need to address in your application. We go through the checklist of things to look for.
What types of funding are available, identify if you can claim and if it is worthwhile. Some grants aren't suitable, and some are available when you wouldn't think they were. Find out the grant types and which to pursue for your project.
Be mindful of who you are applying to. Make sure you address their interests and concerns in your application. There is no one size fits all when you are applying for grants and knowing what their trigger points are will give you the edge.
Just run of the mill stuff most of you will probably do, but every so often one sneaks through the cracks.
Not the movie, just a list of things you should have in soft copy format for all your applications. By having this pack together you'll reduce your headaches when applying for funding and you'll save yourself time and deadline hiccups.
Getting the numbers right is key. Making them understandable is the goal. Here we go through how to present the figures in a way that makes them clear and sets you apart from others.
What should be in it. Should I amend the one I have? Keeping your business plan relative and on point is a key part when you're asked to submit one.
Who should be on your team, if you don't have them what do you do? The team is one of the key parts of any application, grants are awarded as much to the people as to the idea.
What you need to put into your application. Not word for word but the actual items you should be looking at, the phrases, and remembering the target agency/ body.
Some ways you can make your application pop. You'll come away with trigger words, clever little extras and know how to make your application stand out when they're reviewing them.
All that hard work will count for nothing if you miss the deadline.
Ever heard the phrase, not seeing the forest for the trees? When you are close up working on an application it is critical you show your work, and to the right person.
No we're not going to bribe them, but if you have the chance how do you maximise your efforts and ask them the important questions.
When you're going in for your presentation pitch the practice is key. Know who to present in front of, what format to use and how to prepare your presentation in such a way as to be ready for even the questions afterwards.
Be ready for all eventualities when you're going into that presentation pitch.
Know when to submit and what to include.
Step by step - putting it all in action. Use the PDF to review a grant document and follow the process start to finish.
Up to €15,000 euro depending on the level and award.
Pass 2 of the grant document
Filling In the application
Owner of Nebula Interactive and indie games studio and development house based in Ireland. By formal training a Qualified Management Accountant, by life long practice an accomplished programmer and coffee brewer. Founded Nebula in January 2014 but even before then was submitting and successfully winning funding applications and business proposals for projects I was involved in. Now looking to take that knowledge and help others unlock the mysteries of grant applications and getting the funds you need to bring your dreams to reality.