Application Question 3 - What is The Background of Your Organisation?

Another frequently asked question is what is the background of your organisation. This question seeks to establish how and why it was set up and how is it governed and who by?

Background information on your group may cover a range of areas. It can include:

  • how and why your group was set up
  • how it is run
  • what geographical area it covers
  • what ethos it is based on
  • what support it has within the community.

Always check through the rest of the application to see what other information is requested later. Perhaps the funder will ask you in more detail how you work with your users. Maybe the funder will ask you a more specific question about evidence of how your group is supported by the local community. You want to avoid duplicating answers because if you end up doing this it is often because you have misunderstood the question.