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B I T a Pathways

201-206 Alcester Street

Birmingham, United Kingdom

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A practical, interactive workshop giving expert hints and tips to help you turn a good bid into a great bid from the funder’s perspective.

A common reason for unsuccessful bids is that the funder reading it is not clear what you are trying to do and what benefits the work will have. This workshop focuses on writing your grant proposal in a clear, concise and convincing way. It takes you through a step-by-step process in order to achieve this. The workshop also tackles other key elements of the bid that will improve its quality, such as your timeline of activities, budget and awkward questions about sustainability.

Who is it for?

The workshop is aimed at charity, voluntary, community, social enterprise, third sector organisations and other Not For Profit organisations that wish to take their bid writing expertise to the next level.  

This is an advanced workshop. It is suitable for anyone who has been on the Introduction to Bid Writing workshop or similar course, anyone with knowledge of the fundamentals of bid writing, and anyone who has previous experience of writing bids. (If you are not sure about the distinction between outcomes and outputs in a grant funding context, you may wish to attend the Introduction to Bid Writing workshop first).

Attendees could include employed staff at any level, volunteers and Trustees / Board members.  

By the end of the workshop, you will:

  • have an understanding of what makes a good bid great from a funder’s perspective

  • have applied your knowledge to real life examples

  • have had the opportunity to practise applying the new learning to your own bids and project ideas through a series of practical exercises

  • take away a toolkit containing templates and checklists that you can use immediately and in the future

In order to get the maximum benefit from the workshop, please come with a specific project idea or development in mind. Feel free to bring notes or a draft bid to refer to.

Please note

Introduction to Bid Writing and Advanced Bid Writing are two, separate, half-day workshops designed to complement each other. It is not a requirement to do both workshops although it is strongly recommended to make sure you have the whole picture and to maximise the benefits to your organisation. The workshops may be taken on the same day or you may wish to do the Introduction course then do the Advanced course at a later date. Each course must be booked and paid for separately. You can, of course, attend an individual workshop as a stand-alone option.


I thoroughly enjoyed the course – Just reported back to my boss… and he was ecstatic about what I had gained from both parts of the day.

Thank you for a most helpful and hands-on course.  I have learned so much.

The information you shared has given me the confidence I need to actually just get on with it now!

Terms and Conditions - Eventbrite gives the option of adding FAQs at the end of each event description. I have called it ‘FAQs / Terms and Conditions’ and put the information about the non-refund policy and transfer fees in there. Hopefully that constitutes prior warning before they book their tickets. This is what I’ve put so far:

Terms and Conditions and FAQs

Tickets are non-refundable.  If you cannot attend on the booked date, you are welcome to send someone else in your place.  There is no additional fee for this.

Tickets can be transferred to an alternative event date for a fee, as below:

Transfers more than two months before the event date will incur a charge of £25.

Transfers two months or less before the event date will incur a charge of £50.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact Catherine Liddle via email:

Can I update my registration information?

Yes.  If, for example, you need to add or change the name of the person who will be attending, you can change this yourself by going back into your booking.  See your confirmation email from Eventbrite. 

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes.  Please let the organiser know in advance if possible by amending your booking on Eventbrite - see your confirmation email - or by emailing Catherine on

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. The groups are small - maximum size 10 people - so you will be registered individually when you arrive.  Tickets are not necessary although you may wish to bring your printed ticket with you for the venue address.

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