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Reviewing your grant application

You will need to allocate enough time to thoroughly review your application, and if possible, seek feedback from your peers or supporters.

Proofreading your application is also important so ask someone who is not familiar with your application to check it too.

Use the checklist below to make sure your application is well written, contains all the required supporting documents, and meets the grant criteria.

Click 'Yes' against everything you have completed or 'No' to identify items you may have missed and you'll need to follow up before submitting your application.

Grant application checklist

Guidelines and documents:
– I have read all documents and know the aim of the grant program, eligibility criteria, and closing date and time
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Application form:
– correct application form has been used and followed process outlined in the grant guidelines
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Checked my idea:
– proposal is strong and aligns with the aim of the grant
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Considered my audience:
– application is written assuming the assessor knows nothing about my business or the project
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Language and tone:
– simple, positive business language has been used (and includes no jargon, vague, speculative or negative wording)
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Concise:
– answers are concise and within required word count
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Targeted answers:
– answers are not duplicated and all sections have been completed
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Budget:
– outlined my project budget as required in the guidelines
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Headings:
– included useful headings so reader can skim the content
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Keywords:
– same keywords used as in the grant guidelines and assessment criteria
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Formatting:
– consistent formatting applied and answers are in the same sequence as the application form (if applicable)
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Reviewed:
– application has been thoroughly reviewed by 2 or more people
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Proofread:
– application has been proofread by 2 or more people
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Final check:
– all information has been provided to support the application as outlined in the guidelines
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