Need funding or a grant to get your project off the ground?
Funding bodies change all the time, some close and new ones initiate, we can always help to point you in the right direction and we highly recommend you check the ‘Funding’ page on the API website (Association of Play Industries) for up to date information and links www.api-play.org/resources/funding
When it comes to funding a project it is always best to make a plan.
So, you know you need some financial help – but, you have to apply for that help – prior planning will help you to formulate that plan and present an application that’s considered.
Plan in advance
Check if there are any restrictions or or specific issues with the area you hold
Build a team – assign people to different tasks, lighten the load
Communicate your plans to all those involved even to those who may object.
Publicise and gain support from the community, parents, get the press involved and make a statement
Get Involved or get others involved – hold planning or design sessions to make the decisions on what equipment everyone wants
Gather the information together now you know what you want where you want it and everyone’s in agreement
Contact the funders.
Post Funding nows the time to move to sustainable fundraising to ensure your play project is kept in check. You have your team, your influencers, maybe you’ve made valuable connections along the way- how about developing a strategy for long term fundraising to maintain the area, or even better – add more play!