Applications to potential funding organisations should be succinct, tidy and presentable.
Seek the written support and endorsement of your applications from influential people and submit these with your applications to funding organisations. Support from schools, clubs, governing bodies of sport and local authority sports officers are usually useful.
Obtain press coverage and photographs of yourself and use press cuttings to back up your applications.
Appeal for funds through direct television and radio coverage.
Produce and ‘market’ a prospectus outlining your achievements.
When approaching potential sponsors make sure you inform them how they will benefit from any arrangement.