Business Planning for Regeneration Fund Applications


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  • What You should also include what research or background work has been undertaken?
  • How : this is really about the project management and implementation side of things. TIP: Tables or gantt charts can be the most effective way of communicating timescales, budgets, phases, milestones and responsibilities.
  • Regarding ongoing maintenance – it is important to consider that there is thought given to the maintenance of the project after it is completed. Whether that is a case of tending to the landscape or maintenance / repair work. The main point here is to be clear about responsibility and their relevant expertise. Do include CV’s testimonials / references of relevant parties.
  • I’d recommend brainstorming your idea right away, before you complete your application or start work on a structured plan. It’s a quick way to get your ideas down and focus.
  • Test your idea with a SWOT analysis. Not essential but useful – through the planning process you might find out that the idea you had may not be viable or come up with a better one.
  • A short business plan is always best. Make sure you include detail, but do not overlabour and include a 50 page book on what it’s a good idea to create an solar powered illuminated fountain in kirk michael. Keep it focused, appropriate, organised and use bullet points. Make use of tables, photos and diagrams. Put extra info in an appendix at the back (cv’s, profiles, market research etc). This is an example of how you might structure your plan. Whist this on displayed, can I take any questions before summarising?
  • Planning is worthwhile- do it sooner rather than later and follow a set method and it’s really not a chore. It could be advantageous to write your plan before completing your application.
  • Please e-mail me if you would like to access a copy of this presentation. I also have a presentation on Social Enterprises and how they can make a significant contribution as agents of public service delivery, regeneration and economic development. It might inspire you. Please e-mail me or call if you would like to receive this.
  • Business Planning for Regeneration Fund Applications

    1. 1. Regeneration Business Plans<br />Creating a plan to support your application <br />Isle of Man Business & Innovation Centre<br />
    2. 2. Plans are nothing; planning is everything– Dwight D. Eisenhower<br />
    3. 3. 1<br />Start with the end goal and the Regeneration Scheme’s objectives in mind <br />
    4. 4. 2<br />Outline the Vision and Objectives, including background <br />
    5. 5. 3<br />Background and experience of applicant<br />
    6. 6. 4<br />Provide Details<br />What, how and who.<br />
    7. 7. What<br />A detailed description of the proposal.<br />What is the objective? What are the benefits?<br />Does your proposal have an economic or social theme? <br />
    8. 8. How<br />Method Statement : How the proposal will be implemented.<br />Cost and sources of funding. <br />Resources<br />Timescales : project phases and phased payments.<br />
    9. 9. Who<br />Who will manage the project. <br />Who will do the work. <br />Who will be responsible for ongoing maintenance. <br />
    10. 10. 5<br />Be methodical: Approach, Layout and Presentation <br />
    11. 11. Brainstorm Your Idea<br />
    12. 12. SWOT Analysis<br />Validate / assess your idea<br />
    13. 13. Layout and Presentation<br />1. Executive Summary<br />2. Background<br />- Vision & Objectives<br />- Background of Organisation <br />- Advisors<br />3. Regeneration Fund Application <br />- Description of proposal / project <br />- Gross cost of project and purpose of grant, sources of funds <br />- Benefits /regeneration impact<br />
    14. 14. Layout and Presentation<br />4. Operations<br />Project Manger<br />Method Statement <br />Resources<br />Timescale <br />Post completion operations / maintenance <br />APPENDIX <br />Photos <br />Drawings<br />Project cost breakdown <br />CV’s / backgrounds<br />Research<br />Financials<br />
    15. 15. In Summary<br />Planning is worthwhile<br />Use it to express how your wonderful ideas will work<br />Create a vision and court stakeholder support <br />
    16. 16. Thanks and happy planning! <br />Contact: <br />Kate Lord <br />Isle of Man Business & Innovation Centre <br /><br />01624 820930 <br />