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Bidding for Funding – Training Course Outline

One of the biggest challenges you face when bidding for funding is convincing the funder or commissioner that not only do you meet, or exceed, their objectives but that you are best placed to do so efficiently and effectively.

Charities, academic institutions, hospitals and other not-for-profit organisations have to cope with a long and often tortuous process of PQQs and ITTs to secure the grants that enable them to do their job. The pressure of working on long bids to tight deadlines, with so much at stake, is enormous.

Our Bidding for Funding course shows you step-by-step how to write winning bids by making the process easier and more efficient. You will learn insider tips from bid writers experienced in helping organisations like yours write successful bids.

What you will learn on this bid writing course

By the end of the course, you will know how to:

What our customers say

We have worked with a large number of organisations to help them improve their bid writing and this is what they say about our course:

“I can’t wait to get writing, an excellent course, thank you.”

“An extremely engaging and positive course.”

“The content was excellent, as were the materials provided.”

“Enjoyed the course very much and teacher very good.”

“Elevator pitch exercise was very good fun and extremely useful.”

“Alison was very clear and friendly, making us all comfortable.”

“Instructor gave relevant examples and answered questions throughout.”

“A clear, fun, informative and thought-provoking look at the bidding process.”

“This course should have been available sooner – we may have been more successful.”

“Lots of stuff to go away and reflect upon. Lots and lots of good tips. Sure we can improve our bid writing as a result.”

“Excellent. Changed my perspective.”

“Allowed flexibility with discussion and questions as they arose.”

How we deliver the course

It is available as a private tutor-led course at your premises.

Choose from:

Some exercises will be based on a sample bid submitted by you.

You also have the option of:

Please bring these items

We would like delegates to bring with them a bid they are currently working on, or something completed previously, so that they can practise some of the teaching points that arise during training. They can work on their own bids if confidentiality is an issue. If time is available they may also like to consult individually with the trainer on any matters that concern them about their own writing.

Follow up session

Get the most from a staff training day and make sure valuable ideas aren't forgotten by booking a follow-up session. Our trainer will visit you again a month to six weeks after your course to give delegates the chance to:

Course Contents

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1. A framework for success

2. Easy ways to improve your writing style

3. Analysing your bid and your readers

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4. Designing your structure

5. Developing your solution and strategy

Pre-Course Questionnaire

When you book we send you a questionnaire which we ask you to return to us before you attend the course. This enables our Trainers to assess your needs in advance.

6. Gathering your information

7. Creating an Executive Summary

8. Writing your first draft

9. Using illustrations

10. Editing and proof reading your bid

11. Exploiting the tools

Book Now!

For details of timetabled courses, see the schedule.

To reserve your places you can book on-line, book a private course or call us on +44 (0)844 445 7743.

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