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Waiting is one of the hardest parts of applying for grants. Even quick response grant funds can take six weeks to let you know if you were successful. Success rates are low. You need to prepare for disappointments as well as success. Sometimes your bid will fail even when it was a great fit. Try not to let that put you off. It is just the way that grant funding works.
Here are some do’s and don’ts while you wait.
As soon as you hear that you've received a grant you can start building your relationship with that funder.
As you get the project going there are two key things to think about as well as the day to day of making the project happen.
Rejections for grant applications are like rejections for novelists. You have to learn to expect them to happen. You need to be able to brush yourself off and start again.
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