The Canada Council – Preparing a Grant Application

Click here to download the Canada Council’s brochure on preparing grant application.  I don’t think this information is available on their website.

If you’re preparing a grant application, I recommend that you read this.  Here are a few points that I think are important:

  • The most important aspect of the committee’s decision is assessing the artistic merit of your project.
  • The best time to apply for a grant is when a planned project or activity is well developed.
  • Understand the assessment criteria of the program, since they form the basis for the peer assessment committee’s decisions
  • Committees tend to prefer an application that is clear, concise and personal.
  • There is no formula or recipe for writing effective grant applications
  • Even the most skillfully written application will ultimately not be successful if the submitted support material is weak or has little relevance to the planned project or activity.

Much of the information here crosses over with my own grant-writing guide.  I recommend reading that too!

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