6 steps to successful fundraising

6 steps to successful fundraising
When applying for funding it is advisable to follow a simple process to avoid any last-minute changes or extra work. This page gives an overview of an easy to follow step-by-step guide.

1. Project idea

  •  be passionate but realistic about your idea
  •  involve and consult with other members of your organisation or group

2. Action plan

  • write down the idea and all associated activities in a brief but structured document
  • possible headings could include aims and objectives, detailed project description, 'charitable' need for the project, total budget and costs, timescale, monitoring and long-term sustainability of the project


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Fundraising advice

Fundraising advice - how to raise funds for charitable cycling projects
CTC Charitable Trust provides free advice about fundraising opportunities for charitable cycling projects. Here you can find: useful hints and tips for successful fundraising; information about the usual questions on an application form; and links to find out more about grant funding.

External funding is money awarded from grant giving organisations – externally acquired financial support which is additional to the running costs of an organisation. Hence, grants are usually made for a specific activity or a project rather than the usual day-to-day activities of an organisation or group. In order to be eligible for a grant, the applicant has to meet the funder’s specific criteria and show how the proposed project will help to implement the funder’s targets and objectives.

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