Application begins when customer selects the donor fund or other opportunity for funding their idea. Project idea elaboration, basic actions, key elements are already defined but now they have to be aligned with specific Call for proposals, rules of donor, different requirements like partnership, maximal budget, type of action or similar.
Usually, the first step is to prepare short description of project idea and expected results. Such document is necessary in searching for potential project partners. When partnership consortium is formed the second round of inquiry is conducted. In that round partners are discussing and refining the project idea, activities and results, adding their needs and proposals.