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6 things you NEED to know about need

January 24, 2014

See this very informative blog on evidencing need from our colleagues in Scotland!

The Big Lottery Fund Scotland Blog

6 ways to demonstrate the need for your project

If you are looking to apply to the Big Lottery Fund (or any funder really) it is important to show why the work, service or equipment you are applying for is needed. Whether you are looking for hundreds of thousands or less than £10,000, we have a few different tips to help you demonstrate the need for your project:

Provide statistics – local or national

This could be anything from showing a Scotland-wide increase in financial issues to demonstrate the need for a national debt advice project, to showing how low levels of physical activity in your area support a new cycling club. Just make sure to keep the level relevant for your project. National statistics may be less relevant for a small local-scale project, and vice versa.

Show how your project will fill a gap

If you are applying to run a project (particularly if it’s something new), it’s…

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