I think a lot of grant writers sometimes forget who their audience is, and what they’re looking for. It’s a key piece of advice for all types of writing – write for your audience. That includes grant writing. For me, I actually learned grant writing backwards – I first came… Read More »Who is the audience for grant applications?
Stuff I’m thinking about
I think in grant writing, it’s common to focus on the grant writing, and forget about the project design. But actually – it’s great project designs that get you funding. Great grant writing will make sure that your idea shines – that it’s clear that it’s what the funder is… Read More »It’s not just about grant writing – your project design matters more!
One of the disappointing realities of grant writing is that you can submit a brilliant application and still not secure funding. A lot of people want to believe that if you can just submit a good enough application, then you will get the money. That’s why some grant writers like… Read More »Two-thirds of top-rated grant applications are UNsuccessful
Freelancers are the best people to write your grant application. I firmly believe that. And it’s not just because I’ve worked as a freelance grant writer (and still do, sometimes). I genuinely believe this model has real benefits for grant seekers. Grant writing is a skill, and like most skills… Read More »Why you need a freelance grant writer
A quick guide to paying for grant writing Grant writing cost is one of those “how long is a piece of string” questions. How much should I pay the grant writer? What’s the best structure for payment? The basic answer is – “it depends!” Some grant writers are highly experienced… Read More »How much should I pay a professional grant writer?
I think one of the key myths in the grant world is that grants go to the best organisation, or the best idea. That’s actually not true. Grants go to the projects that best align with what the grant is trying to achieve. All grants are trying to achieve a… Read More »Grant basics: understanding outcomes