How 1st Mile helps you secure funding.
Step by step process
First, we get an understanding of your project idea in a dialogue with you.
Second, we evaluate the fit of your idea to the funding programme, or help you narrow down which programmes would fit your idea.
Third, if we believe we can find funding for your idea, we give you an offer for our assistance (typically a writing fee plus a success fee).
Fourth, we put together the optimal 1st Mile team for the task, have a kick-off-meeting with you to define roles, responsibilities and time schedule.
Then we scope, develop, write and submit the application. This part of the process is highly individual; some prefer to outsource the writing as much as possible, others prefer a deep involvement, as the work with the application sometimes includes a lot of business development and strategy for the applicant.
When the grant is awarded we can help you manage the project. We do this as a service ranging from a few hours for reviewing the grant agreement and get you off to a good start, to effectively managing your project.