Basic Bid Writing - online course

Friday, 3 April, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00
Online course
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The course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to write a small funding application.

 What is the course about?

It can be hard to get funding for your group, and even small bids present a challenge if you aren’t sure of the right approach. This workshop will take you through the basics, from identifying the right opportunity to receiving a grant.


Here are some testimonials from people who have taken the course:

  • 'I haven’t done bid writing before in my role, but now I feel confident and have the tools to do so. The most useful part was knowing how a funder thinks.'
  • 'Thanks to this course, I’m going to take time to consider questions and the associated hidden questions in a funding bid.'
  • 'The session couldn’t have been improved at all.'

What will you learn?

  • Identifying the right grant funding source for your group.
  • Preparing to apply.
  • Writing a good bid.
  • Managing your fundraising.

Who is this course for: People who are either new to bidwriting or who have done a little and would like additional skills.

What else do you need to know? You need to bring some very basic information about your group - what sort of group you are, and roughly what you need to fundraise for.

You will need a laptop with a camera, microphone, and Wi-Fi. You will not require any additional software. You will be emailed an invitation with a link to join the online training prior to the course.

This course is now free of charge as Voscur are currently offering free courses to support the VCSE sector during this challenging time. 

Voscur has had to cancel face to face training events due to the ongoing public health situation with coronavirus (or COVID-19). This decision was taken in line with local and national health advice, and to safeguard the health of our attendees and staff. We are aware that many VCSE organisations in the city are focusing their efforts on providing and changing their services to respond to communities. For more information about coronavirus, click here

 Level: Basic

Voscur theme: Money matters

How to book: 

Click here to book your place.

Voscur cancellation policy:
If you cancel your place on a training course you will need to give at least 2 weeks' notice. Less than 2 weeks' notice will result in the full cost of the course being invoiced.

Voscur reserves the right to withdraw a course at any time. In these circumstances, participants will be offered a full refund or an alternative course or date, if applicable

Contact name: 
Rosa Watkin
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