Take advantage of the opportunity to 
focus your organisation's funding objectives, bring together key colleagues and develop best practice from our Bid Writing course.

Ideal for staff from public and not-for-profit organisations who are expected to write funding applications as part of their job role, this course will equip you with the knowledge needed to maximise your chances of grant success – from identifying suitable sources of funding to understanding what funders are looking for and making successful applications. 

With this course, you will learn practical bid writing techniques, enabling you to produce focused proposals, increase your success rates and win new resources for your organisation. Delegates are encouraged to use funding applications they are working on, or bids that have previously been submitted by their organisation for use in the practical elements of the training course.


Our CPD-accredited learning outcomes: 

 Identify funder motivations
Write funder benefit statements
Construct an effective proposal structure
Know where to identify policy drivers
Learn new techniques to improve writing style

 

    



Jenny Hanwell, Lead Adviser, Outdoor Learning
This course is one of the best courses I have been on. The trainer was excellent and managed the different needs of the group well. She added some excellent top tips and was easy to understand and follow so I made a lot of notes in addition to the already excellent course materials.

Emily-Rae Maxwell, Dacorum Borough Council
The course has helped me consider things not only for bid writing but also how to approach projects. The speaker was really engaging.

Dave Lane, Senior Community Services Officer, Kettering Borough Council
I was worried I wouldn't gain that much as I've done lots of bids. Couldn't be more wrong... learned loads, not just about funding bids but also general proposals. I loved the course leader, she was great. A brilliant trainer!

  

 

Example Agenda

10.30
10.35
10.45
11.00

Outline content of the workshop
Participants' introductions and expectations
Key principles of successful bid writing
Effective communication – writing styles & presentation guidance

11.45

Coffee Break

11.50
12.15

12.45

Understanding funder motivations & meeting their objectives
Making a difference – demonstrating funder & beneficiary outcomes
Why applications fail – to bid or not to bid?

13.00

Lunch

13.30


14.15

Presenting your case – preparing a winning proposal structure based on evidence of need & demand, effective management & planning
Making a successful application – key questions: outcomes & impacts; monitoring & evaluation; track record & sustainability

15.00

Tea Break

15.05
15.20
15.45
16.10
16.20

Costing your project
Improving your success rate – proposal review
Bid assessment criteria; timelines & checklist
Reviewing the outcome – improving performance
Workshop expectations – review and next steps

16.30

Evaluation & Finish

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