There are specific plans (see ACT) you will need to draw up and submit as part of the sponsorship process. But before you start on this, you should spend a little time drawing up a brief time-line for the sponsorship project (up to the point of application) so that people within the group know what they are working towards and you have some agreed milestones and deadlines to guide you.

This will need to be a ‘living document’ as some things will happen more quickly than you envisaged, but there are also bound to be delays and setbacks, often things out of your control.  The point is to be flexible and patient, but not to let things drift.