1. Apply early
One important tip to remember is that the assessment process for funding applications can often take 6 months or longer. And some funding opportunities may only accept applications once per year. So if you're hoping to get funding, you need to check the deadlines and apply early on.
2. You can usually apply to several funders with the same project
A funding application is a lot of work, and you're not guaranteed to be successful. However, you can improve your chance of receiving funding by applying to several funding bodies simultaneously. Some funding applications will ask if you are applying with the same project elsewhere, but it shouldn't be a problem to say yes.