How are you going to deliver the new activities when the building work is finished?
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Section one: background information
Pull together everything you have done so far and answer the following questions.Who are you and what do you want to do?
- Your location
- Your community
You can include maps, plans and photos in an appendix.
Describe the results of:
- Your community audit
- Your surveys
Make it clear that you have:
- Checked out the competition
- Found a real gap in the market
- And are proposing something different
Section two: how are you going to do it?
Describe your project strategy in detail.How will you manage your project?
Section three: how much will it cost?
Put together a budget and separate:
- The cost of putting the project together
- The costs once the new activities are up and running
A budget includes your overall project costs and your income. Make sure everything balances out.
- Build in some flexibility
- Be realistic and do your research
- Don’t underestimate costs to make your project sound cheaper. You might run out of money!
- Don’t overestimate either. Funders might think others can do it for less
Section four: the conclusion
Describe where you are getting the money to pay to get the project going:
- Grants and donations
- Reclaim your VAT
- Community fundraising activities
- Your own cash (maybe 10%)
- In-kind support (e.g. volunteer time or free-labour from local businesses)
Then show where the money will come from once the new activities are up and running.
How will people find out where you are and what you do?
- Adverts in the local press
- A website
- Local directories
- Special events
How much will it cost to tell them?
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