Essential Guide to Fundraising and Bid Writing


Did you know that Awards for All returns approximately 40% of its applications because they are not filled in correctly? Get it right first time with this comprehensive course which takes you through all the steps to writing a winning bid …. and what to do afterwards!

Also, many organisations do not have a Fundraising Strategy. Having one can dramatically improve your chances of success in fundraising.


We establish what the components of a successful bid are, including researching a strong evidence of need for the project and ensuring community buy in.

This extremely popular course covers all the elements of researching and writing a successful bid, right from researching evidence of need, ensuring the community support the project and how to complete a strong application. We introduce Full Cost Recovery and explain the difference between direct costs and project costs.

We have filmed interviews with Awards for All Wales and a major trust in Hertfordshire where they explain what funders look for in a successful bid.

The session also looks at how to approach businesses for sponsorship and what companies hope to achieve by supporting the project or organisation.

There is a session that covers how to monitor the project to ensure you meet the requirements of the funders.

Ensuring an outcome approach to project development and what this means for your application.

Making sure that your project both responds to the evidence of need and delivers the outcomes.

The course is interactive and suitable for anyone working in a paid or voluntary capacity in the voluntary and community sector.

Course suitable for

 Voluntary and community representatives, responsible for writing bid applications.

Those supporting and engaging with small to medium voluntary and community organisations, residents groups, social enterprise staff, trustees and board members with an involvement in fundraising.

One day course: 9.30am – 3.30pm  

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