I recently read some tips on giving your funding applications the best chance of success, and one often overlooked point is to make them as visually attractive as you can.
Even in these days of online applications, some grant making bodies prefer you to submit a free-form application, in which case spending a small amount with a graphic designer can be an excellent investment, to create a template you can use each time you make an application.
If you don’t know where to start, I suggest you have a look at https://www.fiverr.com/ – it’s a site where freelancers can advertise for small pieces of work. I recently needed a small piece of brand work done and easily found someone to do it – it cost less than £50. Communication is all via email and turnround times can be very fast.