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Grant Writing Tips
Brendan Wylie-Toal
Grant Officer, Greenbelt Fund
(519) 722-5245
bwylie-toal@greenbeltfund.ca
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• Stage 1: Scoping
• Stage 2: Writing
• Stage 3: Reviewing
Three Stages of Grant Writing
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• Know your funder
– What are their priorities?
– What language do they use?
– Does your application align with their mi...
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• Have a well scoped out/thought out work plan
– Demonstrate how you will get from A to B
– Understand how the grant wil...
Start
Develop
Green
Retail
Services
Develop
App
Project End
App
Green Retail
Services
Develop
Business
Models
App
Factory
...
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• Make sure you have the proper partners and/or letters of
support
• Make sure your budget is detailed
– Any line items ...
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• Make sure you cover the Why, How, and What.
– Applicants tend to be good at describing either the why, or the
how and ...
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• Try to assess the risks and shortcomings of your
proposal. Be ready to answer follow-up questions.
• Review, review, r...
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Grant Writing Tips from the Greenbelt Fund

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Presentation by Brendan Wylie-Toal, Grant Program Specialist with the Greenbelt Fund. Prepared for "What Makes A Good Funding Application?" members-only webinar hosted by Sustain Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance on August 6th, 2014.

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Grant Writing Tips from the Greenbelt Fund

  1. 1. Grant Writing Tips Brendan Wylie-Toal Grant Officer, Greenbelt Fund (519) 722-5245 bwylie-toal@greenbeltfund.ca
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  3. 3. 3 • Stage 1: Scoping • Stage 2: Writing • Stage 3: Reviewing Three Stages of Grant Writing
  4. 4. 4 • Know your funder – What are their priorities? – What language do they use? – Does your application align with their mission and mandate? • Make sure the project fits the priorities of the granting program • Call the funder to discuss your idea Stage 1: Scoping
  5. 5. 5 • Have a well scoped out/thought out work plan – Demonstrate how you will get from A to B – Understand how the grant will be assessed. If certain metrics will be used, make sure you have thought out how you will measure these outcomes. – Understand difference between Goals, Activities, and Results/Outcomes Stage 1: Scoping
  6. 6. Start Develop Green Retail Services Develop App Project End App Green Retail Services Develop Business Models App Factory 4 Retail locations Stakehold er feedback Green Mystery Shopping Retailer scorecard Training Services Piloting/r esearch Example
  7. 7. 7 • Make sure you have the proper partners and/or letters of support • Make sure your budget is detailed – Any line items in the budget should be mentioned in the proposal. – Ex: if you’re asking for a consultant or equipment, make sure the need for that item is described in the application. Stage 1: Scoping
  8. 8. 8 • Make sure you cover the Why, How, and What. – Applicants tend to be good at describing either the why, or the how and what of their projects. But the great applications do all three. • Use clear language. • Be concise Stage 2: Writing
  9. 9. 9 • Try to assess the risks and shortcomings of your proposal. Be ready to answer follow-up questions. • Review, review, review Stage 3: Review

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