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You aren’t raising funds for what you have done. You can’t ask for retrospective funding.

Your track record may be of interest but there is minimal room for your history.

It must be clear what you plan to do, how you know it is worth doing and how you are going to step forward. A good rule of thumb is to think nine months ahead. This allows for your preparation of the best possible application, all the funders’ timetables and for establishing your project once funded.

Good forward planning by your whole organisation is the only way forward – not fire fighting.

ACVO Funding A-Z