Good presentation

Funders need to be able to find information quickly and easily.

They also need to have confidence in your group. 

Grant funding is competitive and spending a bit of extra time on presenting the information well could make the difference between your bid being funded or rejected.

How to make a good impression with a well presented application:

  • use a computer or typewriter – it is essential that they can read all of your words quickly.
  • use a clear, simple typeface such as ‘arial’ or ‘helvetica’ – these are quick and easy to read.
  • use a sensible type size and black text – between 12 and 14 point.
  • use white or pale A4 paper – your application will probably be photocopied in black and white.
  • NEVER TYPE IN CAPITALS (unless it is an acronym like the BBC)
  • use headings (in bold if possible) – it helps the reader to find what they are looking for.
  • If you are responding to  a particular priority or criteria in the guidance, use that as a heading, (shortened if necessary)
  • use bullet points for lists
  • avoid jargon and acronyms

Finally, spell check and proofread your application - or ask someone else to help. 

Sometimes its difficult to see mistakes when you've been working on a document for a long time.  Remember, its important to describe your project clearly and typing mistakes can make it more difficult for funders to understand your application.


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