In April 2010 we carried out a research project asking the programme managers of funding agencies the reasons they refuse funding bids. We asked managers of programmes that –
Were available to groups not individuals.
Gave funding more than £1000 in value and were based nationwide or in the Greater London area.
Funded community/Social projects.
The results were interesting – for example 85.7% of respondents named ‘capacity to deliver’ as their most important reason as to whether a bid would succeed or not.
The whole report is available on our website – http://www.pathways21.info/Full_content.asp?contentid=678