Do the grants/donations you receive and the government contracts you win cover all your costs?
If they don't, you might want to look at ideas for other ways to get the resources you need and to help you in making good applications and in running your group.
For example, not all your costs need to be covered by actual cash (see funding in kind).
We've pulled this information together in response to the groups who find themselves turned down for grants or have been unable to negotiate a government contract that covers all costs.
You could also go to the Department of Internal Affairs community development resource kit page
These guidelines help you get started in thinking about making funding applications
Funding in Kind
Non-cash grants, ongoing support
How to Write a Marketing Plan
If you've never had to present a marketing plan before, this might help
Notes on sponsorship issues
How to Plan a Project
Guidelines on the project planning process
How to Run a Meeting
Hints on formal meetings
Making the most of the Media
The Four Myths of Funding
A description of funding orgnisations — and how to get them to part with their money
Making Things Simpler for Fundraisers
A discussion paper explorering ways in whch funders can make the process of applying for grants, and accounting for them, simpler
Designing a Successful Funding Proposal
Other places to turn
The Funding Information Service thanks Trust Waikato, the North Shore Community and Social Service Council, and all the other sources used in putting this information together.
We hope you find them useful and would love to get your feedback. If you think of other information that would be useful to include, please let us know at +64 4 471 8900 or email@example.com.