Never written a grant before? Looking for some guidance on where to begin? Well look no further. Our A+ for Energy Grant Readers have provided their top tips for writing a proposal that stands out among the crowd.
Focus on student learning about energy
- Tie your project to the provincial curriculum and make reference to learning outcomes identified in the curriculum.
- Include a project evaluation and procedures for student/project assessment.
- Identify methods for capturing student learning achievement.
- Show how your project is unique and will be exciting for students. Remember, proposals can be submitted for any grade and any subject.
- Look for cross-grade, cross-curricular and community involvement opportunities.
- Use a variety of activities that allow students to share their knowledge and develop leadership skills.
Have a plan
- Think about your students and clearly map out how best to engage them in the project.
- Include measureable outcomes.
- Provide a detailed budget aligned with activities in your proposal. Be specific, using actual and estimated costs where possible.
- Keep in mind that the judges grade your budget, so be thoughtful and specific using actual and estimated costs where possible.
- If you do not require the full $10,000, only apply for what you need to successfully run your project.