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.

TRAINER

The workshop will be run by Ian Benson.

COST  

£95. Refreshments provided. No VAT. No booking fees. 

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 ibenson@nfpworkshops.co.uk and you will usually receive a response within 24 hours.

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Bid Writing : Advanced

TOPICS COVERED

What makes for a more fundable project. How to find new ideas for fundable projects. Developing new techniques that can have a wider impact. Can you criticise the establishment whilst asking for money. Knowing and managing your online profile. What pressures are funders' staff under. Handling multiple funding sources.

Working in partnership with others. How rich people make their money and what they like to fund. How to demonstrate that you will be able to pay running costs for new buildings. Use Freedom of Information laws to obtain statistics and generate fresh evidence. Use e-mail marketing to build up volunteers and donors even for brand new projects before you apply.

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.

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.

TRAINER

The workshop will be run by Ian Benson.

COST  

£95. Refreshments provided. No VAT. No booking fees. 

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 ibenson@nfpworkshops.co.uk and you will usually receive a response within 24 hours.
Aberdeen 23 October 2017 Booking Details
 
Birmingham 06 September 2017 Booking Details
  08 November 2017 Booking Details
 
Brighton 12 September 2017 Booking Details
  31 October 2017 Booking Details
 
Bristol 14 September 2017 Booking Details
  02 November 2017 Booking Details
 
Dundee 24 October 2017 Booking Details
 
Edinburgh 01 September 2017 Booking Details
  25 October 2017 Booking Details
 
Glasgow 31 August 2017 Booking Details
  26 October 2017 Booking Details
 
Leeds 08 September 2017 Booking Details
  10 November 2017 Booking Details
 
London 04 September 2017 Booking Details
  11 September 2017 Booking Details
  30 October 2017 Booking Details
  06 November 2017 Booking Details
 
Manchester 07 September 2017 Booking Details
  09 November 2017 Booking Details
 
Nottingham 05 September 2017 Booking Details
  07 November 2017 Booking Details
 
Reading 15 September 2017 Booking Details
  03 November 2017 Booking Details
 
Southampton 13 September 2017 Booking Details
  01 November 2017 Booking Details
What Past Attendees Have Said About Our Bid Writing Workshops
I found the course very useful yesterday. I was encouraged by the fact that I was already doing some of the things you suggested but inspired to forge ahead with new approaches.  I found the workshop extremely useful!!
Already discussing the content of yesterday. I now need to approach younger donors and modern organisations in a different style and the course gave me the confidence to do this.
I thought you gave a very comprehensive run through of the main components of bid writing. You raised some points I had not considered particularly around the outward facing media profile of the charity, employees and trustees and how to have a wider impact with oneís e-mail marketing. Thank you for that. I enjoyed yesterday a great deal and got a lot out of it.  Thank-you very much for sharing so much. 
Thank you for the bid writing session yesterday. It was useful to know how to enhance applications for funding. My background is sales & marketing and to be fair some of the things you came up with made me re-think in respect of what can be done, which is a good thing. 
I would just like to say that I enjoyed both the Basic and Advanced sessions and found the course most informative! Thanks for the advice too.
Thank you for the very interesting and informative workshop on Friday. I certainly feel better equipped to put together a grant proposal. I have only been applying for funding through applications so now I will implement your strategies.
Worth the horrendous journey and I look forward to the challenge of beating the other contenders to the bids! I thought the information was useful especially the vocabulary and how to keep it short but effective. I am a bit of a war and peace person myself so this will stand me in good stead.
I found the day useful particularly to reinforce the careful use of terminology and investing time to do a number of bids regularly.
Handy tips I hadnít thought of before. Flowed very well with lots of information and very useful attachments.   Good length.