NFP WORKSHOPS

 Affordable training courses for charities, schools and not for profit organisations

Bid Writing : The Basics

TOPICS COVERED

Do you know the most common reasons for rejection ? Are you gathering the right evidence ? Are you making the right arguments ? Are you using the right terminology ? Are your numbers right ? Are you learning from rejections ? 

Are you assembling the right documents ? Do you know how to create a clear and succinct standard funding bid ? Are you communicating with people or just excluding them ? Do you know your own organisation well enough ? Are you thinking through your projects carefully enough ?

Do you know enough about your competitors ? Do you know the trusts ? Are you answering the questions funders will ask themselves about your application ? Are you submitting applications correctly ?

The workshop consists of talk, questions and answers. There are no power points or audio visuals used.

ATTENDEES  

Staff members, volunteers, board members or trustees of charities, schools 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

Fully booked means fully booked. There are no waiting lists for people hoping for a cancellation. There are no discounts. If you have a question please e-mail workshops@nfpmail1815.co.uk and you will usually receive a response within 24 hours.

 

Bid Writing : Advanced

TOPICS COVERED

Are you applying to the right trusts ? Are you applying to enough trusts ? Are you applying in the right ways ? Are your projects the most fundable projects ? Are you carrying out trust fundraising in a professional way ? Are you highly productive or just very busy ? 

Are you looking for trusts in all the right places ? How do you compare with your competitors for funding ? Is the rest of your fundraising hampering your bids to trusts ? Do you understand what trusts are ideally looking for ? 

The workshop consists of talk, questions and answers. There are no power points or audio visuals used.

ATTENDEES  

Staff members, volunteers, board members or trustees of charities, schools 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  

Fully booked means fully booked. There are no waiting lists for people hoping for a cancellation. There are no discounts. If you have a question please e-mail workshops@nfpmail1815.co.uk and you will usually receive a response within 24 hours.

London

Bid Writing : The Basics

03 Sep 2018

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Bid Writing : Advanced

03 Sep 2018

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Bid Writing : The Basics

10 Sep 2018

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Bid Writing : Advanced

10 Sep 2018

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Southampton

Bid Writing : The Basics

05 Sep 2018

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Bid Writing : Advanced

05 Sep 2018

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Bristol

Bid Writing : The Basics

06 Sep 2018

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Bid Writing : Advanced

06 Sep 2018

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Edinburgh

Bid Writing : The Basics

07 Sep 2018

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Bid Writing : Advanced

07 Sep 2018

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Nottingham

Bid Writing : The Basics

11 Sep 2018

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Bid Writing : Advanced

11 Sep 2018

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Birmingham

Bid Writing : The Basics

12 Sep 2018

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Bid Writing : Advanced

12 Sep 2018

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Manchester

Bid Writing : The Basics

13 Sep 2018

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Bid Writing : Advanced

13 Sep 2018

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Leeds

Bid Writing : The Basics

14 Sep 2018

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Bid Writing : Advanced

14 Sep 2018

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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. I’m 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.

It’s hard to find good quality info these days re attracting funding – 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 – 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 point’s 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.

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sobus is a new Community Development Agency for Hammersmith & Fulham. It has been created through the merger of the Community and Voluntary Sector Association Hammersmith & Fulham (CaVSA) and the Fulham Community Partnership Trust (FCPT). Building on the strengths of both organisations, sobus aims to provide a wider range of support services for local charities, community groups, social enterprises and start up businesses.