The chances of winning a grant vary widely depending on how competitive the program is that you’re applying for, and how well positioned you are to leverage that funding. Some programs have a 10% win rate, while others may have an 80% win rate.
Experienced grant writers can outperform the average success rate by 50 points or more thanks to their familiarity with the nuances of the program, and their ability to navigate the paperwork.
The best advice we can give is to hire an expert who knows the program you’re interested in, or someone who can recommend a program you may not even be aware of. On average, hiring an expert will increase your chances of winning by 3X.