Suitable for everyone from beginners to those wanting to brush up on their skills or get a final polish on their work, this training course is just what you need to write a winning funding bid.
Melody Clarke has over 15 years' experience writing successful bids and running training courses to share her skills. For this programme she's distilled her knowledge and experience to bring you a fantastic course that will get your bidwriting skills up to scratch: no filler, no bull, just what you need.
03 March 2017, 1330-1630: Course 1 - Foundation in Fundraising
Learn the basic elements that must go in any funding bid
Recognise the key 'buzz' words funders use and know what they mean
Understand the four sources of income, identify how grants fit into the wider picture, and be aware of other funding options
10 March 2017, 1330-1630: Course 2 - Core Knowledge
Learn how to find the most appropriate funding streams for your project
Understand what funders mean by 'need' and be able to respond convincingly
Be clear about outcomes: how to write them, how to measure them, and how to tell funders about them
Recognise the common 'fail' and 'reject' reasons, and be able confidently to avoid them
17 March 2017, 1330-1630: Course 3 - Advanced Skills
Know, and be able to evidence persuasively, your project's unique selling point
Understand, and be able to use, the key steps to persuasive writing
Know how to present projects in a way that will ensure core costs are covered
Understand the elements of a funding strategy and know how to create one for your project