Restoring historic buildings is a major undertaking and a major component of the project is raising the funds, whether through grants or donations.
When fundraising for historic preservation there needs to be an overriding reason to restore the building than just to save the building.
Funders and donors want to know what is the community need you want to address, how will this project address that need and what will it cost.
Imagine for a moment that an angel investor comes to you and says, “I will give you $10,000 if you can explain to me in 500 words or less how you intend to distribute your product or service to an underserved customer base.”
You think, “Hey that’s easy, I can do that.” But can you do it in 500 words or less and make it engaging and exciting?
That is where the skill of grant writer comes in. A good grant writer can write concise, compelling and competitive grant proposals within the constraints of the application.