You will need to be a well-run organisation that can demonstrate such attributes as:
- track record,
- community support,
- good business planning,
- strong governance, and
- a clear and achievable vision.
Most funders are snowed under with applications so will not consider an application if it arrives in the wrong format or ignores key guidance.
Make sure you only apply for funds that really match your project and ensure your submission is in exactly the right format.