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Free Grant Writing Resources

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Free Grant Writing Resources to Make Your Life Easier

This is where we house all of the free grant writing resources and templates we provide. Anytime we add something new, it will get added to this page, so be sure to bookmark it. Go ahead and download them all and let us know what you think!

Grant Writing Budget Template

Every grant writer ever has googled “free grant budget template.” The search term never actually yields a FREE budget template! Until now that is. Download our free grant budget template below and get comfortable using it by taking our free grant writing class.

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Grant Funding Research Matrix

We think about grant research like a funnel. Research 100+ grants and then get those down to the top 15-20 worth further considering. This spreadsheet template makes it easier to view those grant opportunities in one place. In Grant Writing: From Start to Funded you will learn every step to finding the right 2-5 grants worth pursuing.

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Sample Kickoff Meeting Agenda

A kick-off meeting is where you gather everyone involved in the project to plan for the grant preparation process. The amount of help you receive while grant writing is directly related to the success of your kick-off meeting! Here is a sample meeting agenda to help you prepare.

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Letters of Support Spreadsheet

Want to double your narrative and not have to write it? The trick is great letters of support! Quality letters of support add heart and sincerity to your application and can nudge your application ahead of the rest. Learn our process for collecting genuine letters of support in this blog post: Doubling Narrative Letters of Support for Grants.

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Book on Grant Writing

Download the First Chapter for Free

When we first dipped our toes into the world of grant writing, we looked for a book on the topic. Everything we found was dense and overwhelming. To prove that grant writing is not rocket science, we produced this easy-to-read book on grant writing.

This book breaks down grant writing in a simple and straightforward way.

Whether you want to start a freelance business or beat out the competition to land a new job, grant writing a highly sought after skill set. Get answers to the most common questions asked about grant writing and finish feeling confident enough to be dangerous!

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Discounts & Coupons!

As Learn Grant Writing has grown, we have been lucky to receive special discounts on software, services, and tools which we pass on to you. We only show discounts for things we love and use on a regular basis.

Instrumentl.com Online Grant Database

Set up a free trial with Instrumentl.com to research grants, review 990 forms, and manage your grant pursuits.If you end up buying a subscription, use discount code LEARNGRANTWRITING for $75 off.

Online Grant Database

Our Guide To Getting Set Up In Instrumentl

We have several tips and tricks for making the most of finding grant opportunities for your project or program. Download Guide on how to get set up.

Our Guide to Instrumentl

Free Grant Writing Class

If you want to get a taste of course quality and content, enroll in our free grant writing class on How to Write a Grant in 7 Steps. Also, if you haven't seen our free video training page, you can check that out here.

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How to Write a Grant in 7 Steps

In this free online grant writing class, learn how set up your folder structure, read funding guidelines, and prepare your narrative skeleton. Then learn how to develop your grant budget and key attachments. After that, you will learn how to write a persuasive narrative. Wrap up the course by learning how to submit your application.

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