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Funding Guide

Looking for funding?

The Second Edition of our Funding Guide continues to provide straight-forward advice on how to develop projects and bids, helping you to get the most out of the funding opportunities available, whilst avoiding some of the commonly experienced pitfalls. Our aim is to improve the overall approach of anyone seeking and utilising funding, ensuring that everyone has access to examples of good practice and is aware of sources of support and advice.

Additional financial resources secured beyond those normally available.

The chances are, you already have a good idea what is meant when people refer to funding. This entails the acquisition of additional money that will help the idea for a new venture to be realised. Funding is usually secured through a process of competitive bidding.

A distinct piece of work that is additional to the usual day-to-day activities.

The majority of activities that funding is sought for can be defined into distinct projects. Inevitably, there will be occasions when funding is sought for an existing service or activity, but the fixed-term nature of funding often calls for a time-limited, distinct project.

Our Funding Guide provides advice on the following areas:

  • Writing a Project Enquiry Form
  • Writing a Project Initiation Document
  • Sustainable Development and Climate Change
  • Help from Northumberland National Park Authority
  • Other Sources of Support
  • Match Funding Advice
  • Bidding for Funding
  • Writing the Bid
  • The Financial Package
  • Supporting Documentation
  • Project Management.


PDF Icon Funding Guide (2012) (Second Edition) (PDF - 3MB)

PDF Icon Funding Guide (2008) (First Edition) (PDF - 2MB)This page was last updated on 26th September 2013. Please send any questions to:
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