Trusts and foundations make over £4 billion worth of grants annually and are an important source of income to charities and social enterprises. But in a society reeling from the effects of austerity, Brexit and Covid-19, most funders are now hugely oversubscribed and competition for grants is greater than ever.
This course is for organisations and individuals who have some bid writing experience already but who:
- Would like to add more quality and strategy to their approach
- Want to take a step back and consider how to improve their applications
- Are struggling to repeat previous success in an increasingly competitive and crisis-driven funding climate
- Would like to gain more insight into the mindset of funders
We’ll be sharing expertise and insights from our combined 20+ years’ experience of trusts fundraising, and the five-stage process developed by Lime Green Consulting to help organisations ensure that they have all the key components in place for bid writing.
Depending on your current position and experience level, you may prefer to check out our Getting Started With Fundraising course instead.
“A very useful and informative session that relates to my daily role. Felt the course was extremely good value for money. Thank you!” Claire
This course will be delivered online for the foreseeable future, due to social distancing restrictions. We have divided it into two webinars taking place on the same day, with time for questions throughout. We will be setting you some exercises to do independently between these two webinars. To get the most from the course, and capitalise on the opportunity to get individual feedback from the trainers, we recommend that you set aside this time to complete the exercises.
Morning webinar (10:00-12:00 with a short break midway)
- The state of the grant funding landscape and the impact of Covid-19
- Stage 1: Establishing your funding needs
- Stage 2: Researching funding prospects
- Stage 3: Developing your case for support
Time to complete independent exercises – we’ll be on hand to answer questions (12:00-12:45)
Peer review session – discussion in small groups to get feedback on what you’ve been working on (14:15-15:00)
Afternoon webinar (15:00-17:00 with a short break midway)
- Stage 4: Writing strong applications
- Stage 5: Grant reporting and robust record-keeping
- An insight into funders: what funders say, what they really mean and what to do about it
“Great day jam-packed with tools and tips. I was lucky enough to attend two of your fundraising days via a grant from a funder. Well worth it. Will be reporting back to the funder that this has been invaluable for us as a small charity. Thank you Lime Green Consulting!” Jo
Mike Zywina is an experienced fundraising consultant and Director of Lime Green Consulting. Mike Zywina is an experienced fundraising consultant and Director of Lime Green Consulting. Lime Green Consulting help ambitious charities and social enterprises to be more strategic, become more sustainable or access new funding – they provide a mix of strategic consultancy, hands-on fundraising support, training and mentoring. Mike was previously Fundraising Manager and a member of the Senior Management Team at Link Community Development, overseeing a thriving fundraising portfolio raising £600,000 per year.
Gemma Pettman helps charities to raise both their profile and vital funds. She’s supported causes ranging from city farms to youth unemployment. Demonstrating impact through storytelling is a crucial part of Gemma’s work, particularly when applying to trusts and foundations. As well as raising much-needed income, she has received praise from funders for her use of sincere and straightforward language.
“I found the day extremely useful and informative. Gemma and Mike explained each section very well and in layman’s terms. I feel much more confident and will put what I have learned into practice. Thank you.” Emilie
For this one day workshop plus all course materials you pay:
|Organisational turnover £1m +||£159|
|Organisational turnover £500,000 – £1m||£139|
|Organisation turnover £100,000 – £499,999||£119|
|Organisational turnover £50,000 – £99,999||£99|
Organisational turnover less than £50,000
and individuals unattached to an organisation
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Please note our terms and conditions: we can offer a full refund provided you give us at least 7 days’ notice (within 7 days you can substitute the participant for someone else).
We prefer payment by card but if you do not have access to a payment card and would like to pay by invoice please email David, [email protected]. Please only request an invoice if absolutely necessary and if it is for an amount over £100.
If you have any questions about the course or the booking process please contact SSE’s sales and marketing manager, David McGlashan on 020 7089 9120 or email [email protected].