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Reaching Communities Masterclass

Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service

Thursday, 2 February 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

Reaching Communities Masterclass

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Harrogate & Ripon CVS Full Members 2 Feb 2017 £50.00 £3.69
Voluntary and Community Sector 2 Feb 2017 £60.00 £4.31
Statutory Sector 2 Feb 2017 £120.00 £8.03

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How to prepare for and make a good application to Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities

This Training session covers the key aspects of preparing and writing a successful application to the Big Lottery's Reaching Communities Fund following the recent revisions to the application process.

This session will focus on the revenue and equipment strand of the fund. It will only touch briefly on the strand for projects involving land and buildings.

By the end of the course you will:

  • Have a good clear understanding of the preparation needed to make a successful application to Reaching Communities.
  • Be able to identify and make a strong case for why your project is needed, using appropriate evidence.
  • Have a greater understanding of the 4 programme outcomes which the Big Lottery seek to achieve.
  • Be able to demonstrate how your project's activities will contribute towards achieving one or more or the 4 outcomes.
  • Be able to set appropriate milestones and measures to track and demonstrate the difference your project is making.
  • Feel more confident about making an application to the Reaching Communities Fund.
This training is aimed at experienced fundraisers, trustees and those with responsibility for bid writing.
Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided along with a training pack to take away.

Thid training will be delivered by Nina Muir, Support & Development Officer at Harrogate & Ripon CVS.  Nina is a qualified trainer and has extensive experience of supporting and writing successful Reaching Communities grant. If you need any further information about the course please contact Nina -

"I'm taking away a lot to think about and I feel much more optimistic about applying to Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund". - Previous course participant.

If you have any questions about booking please contact Bev Richardson via email to or telephone 01423 504074.

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Do you have questions about Reaching Communities Masterclass? Contact Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service

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Gracious Street Methodist Church
Gracious Street
HG5 8DS Knaresborough
United Kingdom

Thursday, 2 February 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service

Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service is registered charity specialising in providing support for staff and volunteers working in the Voluntary Sector.


Our courses cover a wide range of topics including: fundraising, governance and volunteer management and attract attendees from across the UK.


All our trainers are PTTLS qualified and have extensive experience of delivering training for both the voluntary and statutory sectors.

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