Here are some tips to make your online application process for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge more enjoyable and productive.

Get organized
There are some easy practical things you can do to smooth the process of your application. Such as: make a note of your username and password when you create a login, bookmark the login page in your browser, make a reminder of the date and time of the deadline (in the right time zone), read through the instructions and the application itself, and make a list of all the data, statistics, attachments, and narrative that you’ll need to collect.

Be concise
Write the information that you want to submit in a succinct and to the point manner. Tell us what your company’s main objective is. Show us that you know the environment that you are operating in and the market you want to enter. And above all: explain us how your business plan will impact the reduction of CO2 emissions.

Got everything?
The online application form allows you to take a break and come back later to work on it again. Review your former steps to see if you have filled out all information accurately and didn’t miss anything. Submit it before the deadline ends, because incomplete submissions will not be considered. Your entry must be written in English.

Tell us about your team and how the different roles and abilities are divided between the team members. Use a SWOT analysis to show us your team’s strengths and weaknesses, and the opportunities and threats you face. Former applicants told us it makes a big difference to involve the team in answering the questions, let everybody contribute. Enter the details of the person who will represent your start-up when selected for the final at “Personal”.

Good pictures
The pictures you upload will be used for PR purposes when you get selected as a nominee or a finalist. So you’ll want to make sure they are great. We’d like to see photos of the person who will represent the start-up, the team, and of course the product.

Let us help you
If you have any questions while filling out the application, contact our helpdesk. We are here to help you: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.