NFP WORKSHOPS
Blake House, 18 Blake Street, York YO1 8QG
info@nfpworkshops.co.uk
Affordable training courses for charities, schools, not for profits and public sector organisations
Bid Writing: The Basics
 
START 09.00    FINISH 11.30


COST £95.00

TOPICS COVERED


Do you know the most common reasons for rejection? Are you gathering the right evidence? Are you making the right arguments? Are you using the right terminology? Are your numbers right? Are you learning from rejections? Are you assembling the right documents? Do you know how to create a clear and concise standard funding bid?

Are you communicating with people or just excluding them? Do you know your own organisation well enough? Are you thinking through your projects carefully enough? Do you know enough about your competitors? Are you answering the questions funders will ask themselves about your application? Are you submitting applications correctly?

ATTENDEES  

Staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, not for profits or public sector organisations who intend to submit grant funding applications to charitable grant making trusts and foundations. People who provide advice to these organisations are also welcome.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

All our venues are within walking distance of major railway stations. None of our venues have on site car parking but commercial car parks are available within walking distance. The booking pages have links to maps, travel and car parking information.

BOOKING DETAILS   

£95 including booking fees. Refreshments provided. Attendees receive full notes and sample bids by e-mail after the workshop. The workshop consists of talk, questions and answers. There are no power points or audio visuals used. All places must be booked through the online booking system using a debit or credit card. We do not issue invoices or accept bank or cheque payments. If you do not have a debit card from your organisation please use a personal one and claim reimbursement using the booking confirmation e-mail as proof of purchase.

BOOKING TERMS

Workshop bookings are non cancellable, non refundable and non transferable between dates unless the event is cancelled. If you are unable to attend on the date booked you may send someone else in your place. There is no need to contact us to let us know that there will be a different attendee. Events may occasionally be cancelled due to insufficient bookings, illness, travel difficulties or venue problems in which case full refunds will be made. The organisers do not accept any liability for travel or accommodation costs relating to cancelled events. If you wish to make travel or accommodation bookings relating to an event you are welcome to contact us regarding the level of bookings currently held for that event.
 

QUESTIONS

If you have a question please e-mail info@nfpworkshops.co.uk You will usually receive a response within 24 hours. Due to our training and travel commitments we are unable to accept questions by phone.
Bid Writing: Advanced
 
START 12.00    FINISH 14.30
 
COST £95.00

TOPICS COVERED


Are you applying to the right trusts? Are you applying to enough trusts? Are you asking for the right amount of money? Are you applying in the right ways? Are your projects the most fundable projects? Are you carrying out trust fundraising in a professional way? Are you delegating enough work?

Are you highly productive or just very busy? Are you looking for trusts in all the right places? How do you compare with your competitors for funding? Is the rest of your fundraising hampering your bids to trusts? Do you understand what trusts are ideally looking for?

ATTENDEES
  
Staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, not for profits or public sector organisations who intend to submit grant funding applications to charitable grant making trusts and foundations. People who provide advice to these organisations are also welcome. Around half of all attendees do both Basics and Advanced workshops on the same day but there is no discount for doing so.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

All our venues are within walking distance of major railway stations. None of our venues have on site car parking but commercial car parks are available within walking distance. The booking pages have links to maps, travel and car parking information.

BOOKING DETAILS  

£95 including booking fees. Refreshments provided. Attendees receive full notes and sample bids by e-mail after the workshop. The workshop consists of talk, questions and answers. There are no power points or audio visuals used. All places must be booked through the online booking system using a debit or credit card. We do not issue invoices or accept bank or cheque payments. If you do not have a debit card from your organisation please use a personal one and claim reimbursement using the booking confirmation e-mail as proof of purchase.

BOOKING TERMS

Workshop bookings are non cancellable, non refundable and non transferable between dates unless the event is cancelled. If you are unable to attend on the date booked you may send someone else in your place. There is no need to contact us to let us know that there will be a different attendee. Events may occasionally be cancelled due to insufficient bookings, illness, travel difficulties or venue problems in which case full refunds will be made. The organisers do not accept any liability for travel or accommodation costs relating to cancelled events. If you wish to make travel or accommodation bookings relating to an event you are welcome to contact us regarding the level of bookings currently held for that event.


QUESTIONS

If you have a question please e-mail info@nfpworkshops.co.uk You will usually receive a response within 24 hours. Due to our training and travel commitments we are unable to accept questions by phone.
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200A Pentonville Road
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SOUTHAMPTON
Jurys Inn
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Southampton SO14 0TB
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BRISTOL
The Waterfront Meeting Rooms
Welsh Back
Bristol BS1 4SB
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EDINBURGH
Courtyard
1-3 Baxter's Place
Edinburgh EH1 3AF
16 Jan 2020 Basics
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NEWCASTLE
Jurys Inn
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AD
17 Jan 2020 Basics
Advanced
20 Mar 2020 Basics Advanced
NOTTINGHAM
Jurys Inn
Station Street
Nottingham NG2 3BJ
21 Jan 2020 Basics
Advanced
24 Mar 2020 Basics Advanced
BIRMINGHAM
Jurys Inn
245 Broad Street
Birmingham B1 2HQ
22 Jan 2020 Basics
Advanced
25 Mar 2020 Basics Advanced
MANCHESTER
Jurys Inn
56 Great Bridgewater Street
Manchester M1 5LE
23 Jan 2020 Basics
Advanced
26 Mar 2020 Basics Advanced
LEEDS
Jurys Inn
Brewery Wharf, Brewery Place
Leeds LS10 1NE
24 Jan 2020 Basics
Advanced
27 Mar 2020 Basics Advanced
JUNE 2019 FEEDBACK FROM ATTENDEES

I must say I was really impressed with the course and the content. My knowledge and confidence has increased hugely. 

I got a lot from your course and a lot of pointers!

I can say after years of fundraising I learnt so much from your bid writing course.

It was a very informative day and for someone who has not written bids before I am definitely more confident to get involved with them.

I found the workshops very helpful. It is a whole new area for me but the information you imparted has given me a lot of confidence with the direction I need to take and for that I am very grateful.

I found the day very informative and it gave me confidence to take on this aspect of work that I had been apprehensive of.

I enjoyed the session and found it valuable.

So much relevant, practical information all passed on in a way which I was able to follow. All greatly enhanced by your sense of humour.

It was a useful course and your examples real or otherwise helped to make it practical. 

Many thanks. The morning just flew by - always a good sign!

I enjoyed the course and learnt a lot. I will begin putting this into practice. 

MARCH 2019 FEEDBACK FROM ATTENDEES
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to you. You have a great delivery and you made us all feel included. Thank you so much for a really excellent and instructive morning.
I found the workshop very helpful. I just wanted to say thank you for the workshop yesterday. It was really interesting and covered some very helpful points I can put into practice.
I have now received your notes which are to the point, informative and valuable for anyone treading this career path. Many courses I have attended have been so formal and boring you end up missing useful information but your injection of humour made for a relaxing and enjoyable day which always makes learning so much easier.
I will certainly take your advice on board and hope for further success. Many thanks for the course. I found it really useful and enjoyable and there was a lot of things I’d never even considered.
I have been working in the community and voluntary sector for decades and seen and been stifled by the rare highs but many lows and challenges associated with 'funding'. Your insights and matter of fact portrayal of the funding sector was a real eyeopener and rather painfully made so much sense. The information you have sent me plus your presentation has had a massive impact.
Thank you so much for the course I attended. I really enjoyed it. It was such a useful morning yesterday and I look forward to putting all your guidance into practice. It was very interesting and inspiring.
JANUARY 2019 FEEDBACK FROM ATTENDEES
It was very helpful and informative and I learnt a lot. I’ve been writing a few bids in my current role but this definitely helped me think about the important parts and what to leave out. Many thanks for your outstanding workshop. Keep up the great work.
Thanks for a very informative and enjoyable course yesterday. Because you also quoted figures that actually made sense this gave me the confidence and reassurance that I am aiming in the right direction and getting there.
Thank you very much for sending all your notes. I thoroughly enjoyed the training and expect it to be a big help in the future. Interesting session yesterday and lots of food for thought.
I have read several books regarding fundraising and each time I am left asking questions. Not this time. I really felt that you were actually giving us the tools to complete the task. It seemed that many of us who attended had a fairly good idea of “what to do” we just needed to know “how to do it”. You provided the facts in a straight forward (and very entertaining) way which was easy to understand and I personally felt I could both relate to and put straight into practice back in the office.
Many thanks for a very informative day. You gave us a great deal of food for thought. Thank you for a solid day of learning. Loved your straight to the point attitude.
Many thanks for the attachments and your very informative and helpful briefing. I would be more than happy to recommend your course to industry colleagues.
Can I thank you again for a very helpful session and for sending all the follow up emails. Thank you for delivering an excellent course. I thoroughly enjoyed the session.
I really enjoyed both workshops. Attending your workshop was a great learning experience. Would definitely recommend the workshop so if you’re looking for any endorsements for the website or anything then do let me know and I’d be happy to help.
Thank you very much for a very informative and useful course. Amazing course and delivery. Thank you. New to bid writing I found both courses most helpful and enjoyable.