Best in class
A guide to completing a good application
A well written and thorough application will give you the best possible chance at securing funding, and to help you with this, we are giving you some tips to help you bring your project to life.
Your application form should carry the love that you and your community have for your project. It should tell the reader things like; why your project is important, how your project will help to change the lives of local people and, how many people will benefit from your project. Your application should also include how you’d spend the prize money, how quickly your community would start to see your project’s benefits and for how long these benefits would last.
What you should include in your application
While it's important to tell the story behind your project and the reasons why it is important to you and your community, it is also important you deliver the facts about your project within your application.
To make this easy for you, we have broken down the application form so that you know exactly what to include and when. We’ve shared some additional information for each question so you know what content to include. There will be word count restrictions for each of the questions so try and keep your answers top-level and informative.
Use the right tone of voice
Write your application as though you’re telling it to a friend, relative or resident in your community. We want to hear your enthusiasm and passion through your words.
About your organisation
Name of your organisation
Let us know the name of the organisation overseeing your project - it may well be the same name as your project.
Nature of your organisation
A high-level description of your company should be included here; let us know if you are a community interest group, a local sports group or an organisation delivering a service to those in need.
Are you a not-for-profit organisation?
We need to know that your organisation is not making a financial profit from your project.
Are you a registered charity? If yes, please include your registered charity number.
Let us know if you are registered as a charity and if so, the name of the charity (it may be the same as the name of your organisation or project) and its charity number. If you’re not registered, just simply tell us ‘No’.
History and future of your project
How long has your project been in operation?
Let us know if your project has just started out or if it has been benefitting your community for a number of years.
How will your project be sustained?
Our judges will need to make sure the projects being awarded funding have longevity. Here you could include a high level business plan or information about future funding.
Please give an overview of the financials of your project. (Please note, if you are successful, we may contact you for more information relating to the financials of your project.)
- Calor runs a scheme called Start from the Heart, where our employees are encouraged to spend a day volunteering at a local project. Would you be interested in Calor contacting you in the future for any volunteering opportunities? (Please note that this will not affect your application.)