NFP WORKSHOPS
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Affordable training courses for charities, schools, associations and social enterprises

Bid Writing : The Basics

TOPICS COVERED

Who are the winners and losers in grant funding. How to identify the weaknesses in your project. What questions will funders will ask themselves about your bid. Common reasons for applications being rejected. The key terms in bid writing explained with examples of each. Make your application short but effective. 

Start telling funders the things they really want to hear. How to build greater credibility in the eyes of funders. Demonstrating that the beneficiaries of your project are involved. The importance of getting your numbers and totals right. What to do with all your supporting documents. Make your proofreading foolproof.

Each attendee will receive a full set of notes and copies of eight real successful funding bids by e-mail after the workshop.

ATTENDEES  

Staff members, volunteers, board members or trustees of charities, schools, associations or not for profit organisations who are about to submit grant funding applications to grant making trusts and foundations.

COST  

£95 including booking fees. Refreshments provided. Each attendee will receive a full set of notes and copies of eight real successful funding bids by e-mail after the workshop.

PAYMENT

All places must be booked using a debit or credit card through the online booking system. We do not issue invoices or accept bank or cheque payments. If you do not have a debit card from your organisation please use a personal one and claim reimbursement using the booking confirmation e-mail as proof of purchase.

BOOKING TERMS  

Workshop bookings are non cancellable, non refundable and non transferable between dates. If you are unable to attend on the date booked you may send someone else in your place.

QUESTIONS  

If you have a question about the workshops please e-mail info@nfpworkshops.co.uk and you will usually receive a response within 24 hours.

Edinburgh 25 October 2017 Booking Details
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London 30 October 2017 Booking Details
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Southampton 01 November 2017 Booking Details
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Bristol 02 November 2017 Booking Details
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Nottingham 07 November 2017 Booking Details
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Birmingham 08 November 2017 Booking Details
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Manchester 09 November 2017 Booking Details
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Leeds 10 November 2017 Booking Details
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Bid Writing : Advanced

TOPICS COVERED

Are you applying to the right trusts ? Are you looking for trusts in all the right places ? Are you applying to enough trusts ? Are you applying in the right ways ? Are your projects the most fundable projects ? How do you compare with your competitors for funding ? 

Are you carrying out trust fundraising in a professional way ? Do you understand what trusts are looking for ? Do you know how to turn your competitors into your ambassadors ? Is the rest of your fundraising hampering your bids to trusts ?

ATTENDEES  

Staff members, volunteers, board members or trustees of charities, schools, associations or not for profit organisations who are about to submit grant funding applications to grant making trusts and foundations.

It is assumed that you already know the basic bid writing skills of good preparation, eligibility checking, clear writing and adequate proof reading. If you do not you should attend The Basics workshop first. Around half of all attendees attend both The Basics and Advanced workshops on the same day but there is no discount for attending both.

COST  

£95 including booking fees. Refreshments provided. Each attendee will receive a full set of notes and copies of eight real successful funding bids by e-mail after the workshop.

PAYMENT

All places must be booked using a debit or credit card through the online booking system. We do not issue invoices or accept bank or cheque payments. If you do not have a debit card from your organisation please use a personal one and claim reimbursement using the booking confirmation e-mail as proof of purchase.

BOOKING TERMS  

Workshop bookings are non cancellable, non refundable and non transferable between dates. If you are unable to attend on the date booked you may send someone else in your place.

QUESTIONS  

If you have a question about the workshops please e-mail info@nfpworkshops.co.uk and you will usually receive a response within 24 hours.
Edinburgh 25 October 2017 Booking Details
  10 January 2018 Booking Details
 
London 30 October 2017 Booking Details
  31 October 2017 Booking Details
  06 November 2017 Booking Details
  04 December 2017 Booking Details
  15 January 2018 Booking Details
  16 January 2018 Booking Details
  22 January 2018 Booking Details
 
Southampton 01 November 2017 Booking Details
  17 January 2018 Booking Details
 
Bristol 02 November 2017 Booking Details
  05 December 2017 Booking Details
  18 January 2018 Booking Details
 
Nottingham 07 November 2017 Booking Details
  23 January 2018 Booking Details
 
Birmingham 08 November 2017 Booking Details
  24 January 2018 Booking Details
 
Manchester 09 November 2017 Booking Details
  06 December 2017 Booking Details
  25 January 2018 Booking Details
 
Leeds 10 November 2017 Booking Details
  07 December 2017 Booking Details
  26 January 2018 Booking Details
What Past Attendees Have Said About Our Bid Writing Workshops
The workshop was excellent. I consider myself fairly experienced in bid writing and have been fairly successful. To your credit I learnt a lot from you which I will certainly put into practice.  I felt re-invigorated and encouraged.
You definitely know your stuff. The course was certainly packed with information. Gave me plenty to think about and ways forward. Iím more used to courses where they pack half an hour into a full day!!
For a person like me who writes lots of proposals it was exactly what I needed. Straight to the point, less "water", more sense and fantastic examples! The course was excellent.
I picked up some great new ideas and tips. Itís hard to find good quality info these days re attracting funding Ė but on this occasion the juice was definitely worth the squeeze!
I thought it was really useful training and you managed to fit a huge amount of information into 2.5 hours without it feeling too much to take in. Well done. Remarkably concise and useful.
Plenty of useful do's and don'ts. Having attended dozens of training courses over the years, it was a very pleasant surprise not to have my time wasted with pointless break out groups, workshop exercises or unrelated show and tell experiences. 
I really enjoyed the workshop yesterday. I thought the pace and delivery was excellent and it has really given me the confidence to move forward. Thank you so much Ė definitely money well spent. I will now be more time-efficient
Did just what it said on the tin.

I thought the workshop was very informative. It was an interesting couple of hours, style delivery was to the point and no fussy power pointís to contend with.

We learned a great deal from your courses. I liked your engagement with the subject and your personal anecdotes. The course material overall was truly inspiring! Put things into perspective for us.
I did like your matter of fact approach

I thought that your presentations were really excellent and will, I know, prove extremely useful in the coming months.

I feel much better prepared and have a much longer to do list now! A brilliant workshop.
I shall recommend your workshop others. The pace, delivery and content was tremendously helpful and informative. 
I thought you as a trainer were friendly and relaxed, easy to be with and kept us engaged and you made learning interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed your insights and anecdotes.
It was great and great value for money also. I thought that learning in a small group was really good and meant that we were able to communicate with you a lot easier.
Thank you so much for your professionalism, sense of humour and all the knowledge you kindly shared with us. I now realise I have been emphasising many of the wrong angles.
Informative, to the point and engaging.

I just want to thank you for a most informative session. I certainly picked up some great ideas and hints to enhance my future bid applications.

I found it very informative I feel a lot more confidant about the process of bid writing.   I would certainly recommend your course to others.