Tip: Formulate the funding proposal in question-and-answer format, if this helps you!
Who are you and what are the organisation’s qualifications?
The answer aims to grab the attention of the sponsor/ funding source in order to read the whole proposal and not just jump to the budgeting details.
✔Smart presentation of the organisation
✔Creation of relationships of trust
What are the issues that need to be solved?
This section is of crucial importance, as the secret behind writing a winning business proposal is understanding the needs of sponsors/ funding sources and the best “solution” to these needs.
Tip: Tell a short story about the course of the organisation.
How do you plan to resolve these issues?
Description of the implementation of the project/ program from the beginning to the end of its duration.
✔Accurate statistics so that the sponsor/ funding source recognises the parameters of the agreement.
✔Tasks in the context of project implementation
✔Completed action plan to integrate and monitor the tasks described in the proposal.
What will be the duration of the proposed project?
How much will it cost?
Cost is a fundamental component of your business proposal and this is a module in which the sponsor/ funding source is going to examine thoroughly considering its logic and stability.
Tip: Present a detailed cost summary within the narration of the proposal (regardless of budget).
Who will be involved in the project?
Present a clear but concise document regarding the team members participating in the project (and their qualifications) and also the possible/ required external partners.
✔Start with a brief CV for each member.
✔Organise an acquaintance meeting with the entire project team.
Tip: The best way to present this part is to use short and concise sentences in the form of bullet points.