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Templates for developing successful funding applications

Keda Consulting has developed the Lego Approach to trust fundraising, which helps you to think about your application methodically. It provides helpful cues and a structured format that will suit many applications.


There is a simple toolkit to help you to being to inject the Lego Approach into your own trust fundraising which you can download for free here


NCVO has written a simple model to help Voluntary and Community Organisations to create eye-catching funding applications. Receiving the funding and support you need can often be a difficult task. In light of that, writing a proposal letter for a not for profit organisation is all about adapting to your audience. It doesn’t matter who you are writing to and in what capacity as long as you abide by the general principles and address your target reader properly




Snowball has provided a very good template to help you write funding applications that will improve your success rate by getting the right information across to the funding officers and grants panels who will have to read your work and others and then decide how to share out their allocation of money.



Please use these templates to help you write funding applications that get you the grants you need to make things happen. Use the Who’s who page to find a staff member to provide you with any further information or support you want.

South Tees Social Prescribing Business Case

As Social prescribing is beginning to get more and more air time in terms of meetings, events and publications here at MVDA we thought it might be of interest to share with you some of our early thinking that shaped the development of the South Tees Social Prescribing Business Case which we developed way back in 2014/15.

However, it is fair to say that this thinking is still the basis of social prescribing in general and we hope you find this information helpful and useful.  The information includes:

  • The Executive Summary from the original Business Case
  • Our concept delivery model
  • A performance framework
  • A possible referral pathway

Developing the VCS contribution to early help

This infographic provides an overview of the work MVDA is doing to develop the VCS contribution to early help support for children and families in Middlesbrough. 

Published 31 October 2016.

MVDA Commissioning Framework

This framework explores how appropriate VCS involvement can support intelligent and effective commissioning.