Application Question 1 - Your Contact Details

The first and usually the easiest part of the application asks for your group's name, address and telephone/fax numbers. However, think carefully about who it is that acts as the main contact for the application. A fundraiser may fill in the form but usually it should be the Coordinator/Manager, Director or Chairperson who takes responsibility for the project and they should sign the form and keep a copy.

The Manager or Chairperson (usually elected from the applicant organisation's user or client group) should show a significant interest in the application. Ensure that whoever signs the form knows and understands the application thoroughly. There is nothing worse than submitting a well-presented and well-argued application, only for the funder to discover that the contact person is vague about the project.

Also think about the possibility of adding a second contact person if the first in command is unavailable.