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Does your Pony Club branch need new equipment — or facilities — but you don’t have the cash? A grant might be the answer…

9 tips on how to secure funding

  • Do your research. Read up online and secure help from a fundraiser or someone used to filling in forms
  • Ask successful applicants for advice
  • Expect to make mistakes
  • Obtain letters of support
  • Ask professional funding bodies for advice
  • Go for the maximum amount you think you will need
  • Stress the training provided by the Pony Club and how the new equipment will develop riders’ talents
  • Make sure your project fits the guidelines
  • Persevere!

    For the full article on Pony Club grants, see the current issue of Horse & Hound (1 September, 2011)