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This how-to summarises how you can apply for funding and signposts to relevant online resources.
Start with the basics. In Funding Central's very good short guide 10 questions to ask before applying there are some thoughts to help you start the process.
Once you're ready to look for funding there are many sources of help.
The Big Lottery Fund website offers a fund finder tool to identify the most suitable funding programme for your project.
Search for grants, contracts and loans on Funding Central. It offers a guided search if you are relatively new to fundraising.
The world of funding can get a bit confusing but you can learn a bit more about the key topics like income sources on NCVO website. Find out how other did it by reading the case studies for sustainable income.
There are lots of sources of help to ensure you get your application as good as it can be. Try KnowHow's free Write a winning funding bid online course and How to write an application to a charitable trust.
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