At the Journalism Funders Forum in London earlier this month, representatives from foundations and journalists gathered to discuss philanthropic funding in the UK and abroad, providing examples of one-off projects and innovative initiatives that have received financial support.

But when you are competing with thousands of other projects, how do you make your grant proposal stand out? How do you talk about the impact of your story, how it's going to be distributed and who your audience might be?

In this week's episode we speak to Nienke Venema, director of the Democracy and Media Foundation in The Netherlands, about how to make the most of your application, with tips for what you should and shouldn't include when applying for funding.

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