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Creative Northland has an ongoing commitment to making sure that the arts sector in Northland is dynamic, thriving, influential and productive.

Grant writing checklist

Funding is finding the connection between your project and the funder then writing your story. When you tell your story check if you have …

1. Strong project / funder match?

2. Relevant, up-to-date information?

3. Ensure the ask is at the top and focus on the need.

4. Clearly define the AIM of the project.

5. Demonstrate the need for the project, and qualify with data.

6. Define the strategies.

7. Outcomes? What will success look like?

8. How will the project be evaluated? WHO is going to evaluate?

9. Budget: adhere to guidelines; factor in other income; include in-kind support.

10. Spelling & grammar check – make it look professional.

11. Ensure formatting adheres to any funder guideline specifications.

12. Proofread – get a third party to check the application with fresh eyes.

Creative Northland endorses the grant-writing  tips from the Strategic Grants checklist

10 Top Tips for Funding