Grant applications have detailed requirements, and often, one of those requirements is that the grant funding amount be “matched” by additional funds. This can bring forth a predicament. First of all, where do you find matching funds? And what if you do not receive the grant funding that was to require the “match?” The following are sometips on how you can find matching funds for grants that require them. And remember, we are here to help you succeed. Contact one of our professional grant writers if you have a question or need additional help.
On one project, we worked for weeks with a church on a proposal that required a cost match. In-kind funds were acceptable, so we included the cost of transportation that the church was accustomed to providing. But the assistant pastor we were working with did not have signature authority and did not run this by the head pastor. On the day the proposal was due (submitting this late is not recommended!), the head pastor saw the final budget with a dollar-value commitment, and the fear in him grew greatly. He would not sign the proposal.