Before you start writing a grant application, make sure you read the grant guidelines completely, particularly the assessment criteria. These are the points your application will be assessed against.
If a funding body says they want to fund innovative approaches to a particular issue, make sure you draw on the innovative aspects of your project. Your aim should be to make your project line up directly with the funding body’s aims for that particular grant round.
Give funding bodies insight into a project they would love to fund.