Top tips for completing your application
- Research the CHART area: Read the Local Development Strategy and the Call document. Look at what else is running in the area. How will your project fit in? How will it succeed where other intervention may not have?
- Use the support provided: Read the sections of the handbooks that are relevant to your project, ask for help on any topics you are not sure about, attend our applicant workshops, watch the webinars and take advantage of the “first pass” assessment you have been offered
- Know your target groups: What are their needs, and how do you know this? What barriers are they up against, and how can you remove these? How will you find your participants? We want to hear about your experience, your delivery partners experience and see evidence we don’t already know
- Know your partnership: What are your delivery partners bringing to your project? How are you collaborating? The CHART LAG values genuine collaborative working
- Think about the participant journey: What will happen to people who work with you on your project? How long will they be with you? What are their next steps when they finish with you?
- Overestimate your outputs and results: Although we expect good value for money, we want you to be realistic when calculating your outputs and results
- Be afraid to ask for help: You can let us know if you need help with your application, attracting a particular target group or if your project isn’t working in the way that you hoped. We have animators and officers in place to offer you the help and support you need
- Forget the checklist: The application checklist at the end of the form asks for certain documents to be provided alongside it. Make sure you understand what these are and that they are available for us to view
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