Working with clients and discovering their need for funding can feel like a daunting task. However, it does not have to be as impossible as it feels. There are many routes to take, facets to examine, and solutions to these funding needs. One of the most popular avenues to meet funding is through grants. There are several ways to determine whether a client is “grantable.” Let’s explore some of them!
Many clients can be grantable. The key in determining this is their eligibility. Finding the right grants that match their profile, location, need, and status is what narrows down their eligibility for that grant. Grants explain within their text body what eligibility requirements need to be met in order to be awarded the funding. When speaking with clients to determine if grants are accessible for them, determine their eligibility.
Another aspect to understand when determining if your client is “grantable” is by assessing their needs. If there is a clearly displayed need, odds are in their favor that there is funding that will provide the solution. Assessing the need, the severity of the need, and the scope of the need is critical in understanding what level of funding is necessary.
Solutions that need funding must be logical solutions. Stating the need is a foundational step in assessing whether your client is grantable. The next step is clearly describing the logical solution for the problem.
Practicality of Funding
The next step to work with your client toward is the practicality of finding funding to meet their needs. It is likely that your client is working with a grand idea that will provide aid and relief for a worthy cause or person. It is critical to communicate with your client the grants that are currently available. It is incredibly practical to find the funding your client needs when their need is clearly stated, their eligibility is known, and their solution is solid. Funding is practical for your client, and it is also practical for it to exist.
It is Achievable?
Saving the best for last, it is imperative that both you and your client walkaway knowing that grants are achievable. Whether you have an idea for a grant that is yet to be written or you are in search of a grant, there are ways to access funding. You just have to know where to begin. The money is out there. It is achievable.