How to write your concept note
Please set out your ideas in a concept note. Use the following headings
Max No of
to explain your programme or project and attach this document to your
first stage application form. Word limits should be respected.
Programme purpose – this should be a summary of the changes 50
expected to be achieved by the end of the programme.
Rationale – please describe your understanding of the target 300
audience, the potential to change behaviour and the approaches which
may be adopted to engage them and enable more sustainable living.
Beneficiaries – please describe the direct beneficiaries (i.e. those you 200
will work with) and the wider beneficiaries (those who will be reached
indirectly as a result of project activities). Include an estimate of the
numbers who will benefit.
Approach - explain what you will do to achieve the programme 400
purpose and briefly list the major inputs. This should take the form of a
brief description of tasks, outputs and milestones. You may supplement
this information with a schematic or Gannt chart to illustrate any points.
Results – please explain what you expect to achieve. 100
Monitoring and evaluation – please describe how you will 100
Legacy – explain the anticipated impact of the project beyond its life 100
Capacity – please provide evidence of your capacity and ability to 100
deliver a programme across England with national scale impact.
Application for preparation grant – please state the kind of work you 300
intend funding using this grant. The breakdown about how you intend
to use this grant should be submitted under the following headings,
Staff, Overheads, Consultants/Sub-Contractors cost , Travel and
Subsistence, Other costs (excluding VAT).
Any other supporting information 200
Please submit a copy of your last audited accounts. You will be advised whether your application for
the first stage has been shortlisted for the full application stage by the end of January 2009.