2. Have focus

One of the best ways to find funding is to clearly define your targets and how you plan to achieve these. This makes it much easier for funders to know exactly what their money will be spent on.

For example, instead of saying:

My project helps young people pass exams.

Try:

My project will help 18-25 year olds to get an A-C grade in GCSE Maths using tutoring and coaching techniques.

I would also suggest that every new project you develop is time limited and, if possible, you estimate the maximum number of beneficiaries of the project. This will help funders to know they are committing for a specific period of time and to a specific number of people. Without this a funder may be concerned that the project is never-ending and therefore wonder if their funding will also need to be never-ending!

For example, instead of saying:

Please could you donate XXXX to  help young people pass exams through our project.

Try:

Please could you donate XXXX to help 20 18-25 year olds to get an A-C grade in GCSE Maths using tutoring and coaching techniques over a 6 month period.

Hope that helps in some way!

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