Writing Successful Funding Bids

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This course is suitable for anyone involved in a small to medium charity or voluntary, community or faith group, who has responsibility for, or is involved in completing funding bids. You should have some experience of writing bids for small funding pots and now want to move on to applying for larger funds.

Course Description

This course will support organisations to write and submit stronger funding bids and increase their chances of success.  We will look at key funders such as the National Lottery Community Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, Landfill funders, large charitable trusts and other funders giving grant funding above £10,000.

We will look at key application questions such as giving an outline of your project – what you will do: how, why, when, where, assessing needs/opportunities, outcomes and impact, your capacity to manage and deliver your project, involving people, evaluation and fit with national and local strategies. We will look at what makes a bid stand out from the rest, and how to present your bid succinctly, with the right tone and ethos.

Learning Outcomes

The course will help you to:  

  • be prepared to complete a funding bid off over £10,000
  • understand what funders look for in answers to key questions – need/opportunity, outcomes, project outline, and management, people involvement, and strategic fit.
  • develop your bid writing skills and bring your project to life
  • Know how bids are assessed

You can bring along any draft bids – but please let Kaye know. You can contact Kaye on 01132977920. After the session you can e-mail any draft bids to Kaye, and she will give you some feedback to help you to improve your bid.


With fewer than 10 working days notice you will be charged the full course fee and this applies to organisations that have been awarded a bursary. Please read our full cancellation policy here.

Event Details

12th December 2019 09:45   through   15:45
Voluntary Action Leeds
34 Lupton Street
Leeds LS10 2QW
United Kingdom
Phone: 0113 297 7920
Event Fee(s)
Training Fee
VAL Essentials Subscriber £ 70.00
Non VAL Essentials Subscriber £ 90.00

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