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Funders hate it and often suspect it. They may be already funding someone they see as similar to you.Think about who else is in the same field, explain the relationships and your links with them – particularly if they are higher profile than you.

Duplication is a weakness. Co-operation is a strength.

If you are moving into working with a new age group, trying to respond to a different need or doing a new activity, show that you are aware of the specialists in those fields and how you connect with them – for example by taking their advice, information or training.

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