When you’re new to grant writing you definitely need to understand the basic structures of how to construct a proposal - just as you need to understand the fundamentals when you are building a house. For a moment, imagine that you are a master builder. You know that to build a house you need an architect, electrician, plumber, and roofer. You need to make sure that you choose a sound piece of land, plan carefully, and build a solid foundation before you start construction. You’d also need to finish the space and decorate it so that it felt like home.
Miss any one of these essential steps and your home would either be uninhabitable or uncomfortable. Grant development is the same. If you don’t attend to the essential elements your grant won’t be funded, or if it is, you’ll live to regret it.