Application writing & pitching

The ability to engage others through a compelling pitch or application can be key to unlocking funding and support. These resources cover how to write a strong application for DBACE, but can also support in any applications for future competitions or funding.

Tips for making your application

Here you will find our top tips to help you in completing the online form.

Application preview

The questions that make up the DBACE 2024 application form can be viewed below. Please note, this document is to support you to complete the application by allowing you to look across all questions and plan your responses.

You should not complete your application in this document but may wish to use it as a tool to understand what is included in the application form.

Application writing webinar 2024

This session focuses on the DBACE application, as well as learning skills and tips that can be transferred to many other competitions, bid writing and funding applications.

If you need targeted support on a particular part of your DBACE application, or just want an external advisor to look over a draft before you submit, you can also register for a free 121 applicant support session through the link below.

Advice for making your video pitch

The resource below features useful information on how to create a confident video pitch.
The support doesn’t stop when the application window closes. Those that make the DBACE longlist will also be invited to a pitching workshop to help them prepare their pitch presentation for our panel of judges.