Funding Proposal by NGO

What is a funding proposal?

A funding proposal is generally written by non-profit organizations to affluent people or well-developed organization in order to request them to fund the organization which is working for a good cause.

The organizations that work for society often need funds to operate smoothly. Such organizations often have to write a funding proposal. The proposal should be written in a compelling way so that it can communicate with the concerned people perfectly.

How to write a good funding proposal?

As a matter of fact, most of the community organizations’ operation completely depends on the donation they receive from donors. The organization that wants to apply for the funds should be able to write an affecting funding proposal. This proposal is completely based on the strategic plans of the organization. Three things you should consider while writing the proposal are:

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  1. The objective of the proposal should be written clearly so that the reader takes no time in understanding your purpose of writing the funding proposal.
  2. Tell the reader what you want to do with the funds received and how you will work for a good cause with the help of those funds
  3. Write about the activities that you will be performing

A funding proposal is considered as the biggest source of communication between the organization and the fund awarding authority. The proposal should be written in a professional way that can be read quickly

What are the components of the funding proposal?

Although the components of the funding proposal vary from organization to organization, there are some components that are common to every proposal written for funding. These components are:

  1. Cover page
  2. Summary
  3. Overview of the organization
  4. Details about supporting document

Cover page:

A cover page is a front page that contains the introductory details about the proposal such as the name of the organization requesting for funding, the name of the person writing the proposal, the name of the recipient of the proposal and lots of other details

Summary:

The summary is basically the most important part of the proposal that is intended to grab the attention of the reader. This is the part of the proposal in which the essence of the plan is captured. The main focus of the summary should be on the objectives of the proposal. It should not discuss the other parts of the proposal

Overview of the organization:

In this section of the proposal, the complete profile of the organization requesting the funds is written. The background of the organization, the goals, and objectives and lots of other things are explained in this section that gives a reader clear idea about the organization and its purpose of requesting for funds.

Supporting documents:

In order to support your claims in the proposal, make sure that you provide the reader with the documents which are in favor of what you claim. These documents may include your publications, brochures published by the organization, tax-related documents and a lot more.

Sample funding proposal template 

Project Summary

Project Title: Raising awareness about Women’s rights and Health issues

Project Duration: August 2019-May 2020

Total Budget: $265,000

Target Group: Young Girls and Women

Organization Introduction

XYZ is an organization working for the rights and empowerment of women across the globe. Our vision is a world where power and resources are shared in a way that enables everybody to thrive and flourish with dignity, love, and respect. We aim to push our feminist agenda through our work with social activists, funding bodies and policy makers, regionally and globally.

Problem Statement

Around the world, women and girls are facing a direct threat to their safety, health and economic rights. Over 130 million girls don’t go to school because of gender bias, social conflicts, economic pressures, and early marriages. We want to support young girls and women around the globe; promote gender equality and empower women so they can fight against poverty, hunger, and disease.

Project Goal

XYZ believes in the power of women to change their own lives and create their own future. Our NGO educates women and young girls so they can be a positive change in their community. We want to ensure they are respected at workplaces and their voices are heard, for this, we organize awareness programs; we offer education, health support services and teach ways to prevent diseases. We aim to raise awareness about women’s health issues and their right to their own bodies.

Activities for generating Funds

The activities which can be arranged to help raise money are

  • Hosting Events: Funds can be generated by hosting events such as concerts, food festivals, fun fairs, and talent shows.
  • Auction: Raising funds can also be achieved by holding auctions.

Action Plan

As soon as the funds are arranged, our groups of volunteers will go to countries in Africa and Asia. We plan on going to 6 countries. Once settled, we set up the camps and run the following programs:

  • Service Centers: Set up service centers so that people requiring help can reach to us at any time.
  • Medical Camps: Set up free medical camps for the people of the community. Free physical examinations will be carried out, along with free blood pressure, blood sugar, and ECG tests. Arranged Gynecologist, Pediatrics, Eye Specialist, Psychiatrist, and Therapists will also provide their services.
  • Feminist Counselling training:  Organize training on Feminist Counselling.  Improve abilities in dealing with issues related to females.
  • Awareness programs: Organize awareness programs on Harassment; how to prevent, prohibit and deal with such situations. Also addressing discrimination and violence against women in both public and domestic spaces.
  • Interactive Sessions: Sessions on dealing with domestic violence and providing legal remedies. Also working with the police so people, especially women, can reach out to them fearlessly.

Expected Outcome

  • Ability, for women, to enjoy their rights
  • To develop self-confidence and self-esteem
  • To know about their bodies and prevent from diseases
  • To be able to make their own decisions
  • Self-reliance      

Time Frame

Start of the project August 2019
Phase 1: Training September 2019
Phase 2: Visit Africa October 2019
Phase 3: Visit South Asia January 2020
Phase 4: Visit  Middle East March 2020
End of the project May 2020

 

Budget

A minimum of $250,000 is needed to carry out this program for serving people and giving them a better life.

The budget outline below shows all expenditures involved in carrying out the project.

Training $10,000
Training material $15,000
Venue Arrangements $90,000
Travel $50,000
Accommodation & Food $60,000
Miscellaneous Expenses $10,000

 

Monitoring & Evaluation

A weekly report will be issued on our website. Also, an email will be sent to all the funding bodies so they are aware of all the happenings. A financial summary of the income and expenses will be available for references. Surveys will also be conducted to evaluate the outcome of the program.

Your commitment is important to strengthen and support global funds for women’s rights.

Thanks,

Nancy Mathews

New York City, NY

Contact number: 454-3443222

nancy@gmail.com

Sample

Funding proposal by NGO template

Format: MS Word [.doc & .docx] 2007/2010

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