Fundraising For A Community Project

Fundraising For A Community Project
Fundraising For A Community Project

Published by How To Books Ltd in 2007

ISBN: 978-1845281748

Provides advice in plain language about what needs to be considered before completing an application form for funding. This book shows you where to get support and further advice; how to calculate realistic costs and how to collect baseline data and provide the necessary documentary evidence to back up the statements in an application form.

Fundraising for a Community Project takes the reader through the whole application process in simple steps and a simple language. It explains horrendous terms like baseline data, defrayed expenditure, in-kind contributions, match funding, options appraisal and many more!


1. You and your project
2. Finding advice and information
3. Looking for funding
4. Application forms
5. What an appraiser is looking for
6. The appraisal process
7. The decision
8. Project implementation
9. Claiming your grant money
10. Project completion

Simon Whaley has experience from both sides of the fence – as a grant applicant applying for money, and also as an Executive Officer for the Rural Development Commission assessing project applications and either recommending them for approval for grant funding or rejecting them. He also has 6 years’ experience of working with community groups, the voluntary sector and grant funding agencies, and of supporting community projects in achieving their goals. He has regularly assisted at workshops and advice fairs to help guide community groups on how to apply for funding.


“The Bible for Community Grant Applications.” – Jamie Owen, BBC Wales

“This book is brilliant. It is most readable, gives examples, where and how to approach funders. What can go wrong, what to do etc. Funding a community project – this an essential book for you. Buy this first, you may not need any others!” – Pippin (Amazon Review)

“A very useful text that guides individuals to help them apply for fund raising grants. It also helps people to understand the process involved and write appropriate letters requesting support. An excellent guide!” – Dr Stephen Coombes (Amazon Review)

“I have three copies of this book now. I lend them to friends who are setting up projects that need funding as well as using it for my own projects.” – Amazon Review

“Very useful information.” – JanK (Amazon Review)

And many thanks to Luke John Emmett for his kind words on Twitter:

Praise for Fundraising for a Community Project