Dates: 1 day course - Fri 7

November, Fri 5
December 2014.
Registration 09:30. Course starts 10:00
and ends 16:30. Lunch and
refreshments provided.
Aim: To offer delegates a practical
guide to writing a good funding bid.
Who should attend? Those who want
to learn techniques to make your bid
stand out and have a greater
chance of success.
Content: This training will cover -
 What funders are looking for
and what funders hate
 Contracts and commissioning processes
 Focussing on outcomes not process
 Illustrating how a project is to be delivered and making expected results
come to life
Outcomes: By the end of the session participants will leave with –
 Knowledge of how to tailor language to funders and commissioners
 Knowing how to see bids from a funders / commissioners perspectives
 Knowing how to sell your project as unique
 Knowing how to sell your project as being good value for money
 Knowing how to tell a story in your bid
 Knowing how to separate project and core costs
 An understanding of how to build ‘social value’ into bids
 An understanding of how to build a strong case for funding support
 An understanding of how to sell a tight project budget
 An understanding of exit strategies and sustainability
Methodology: The session will offer a blend of individual reflection; group exercises;
creative and engaging computer-based exercises; presentation; role-plays.
Fees: Charities 0-9 employees £110, Charities 10-19 employees £170, Charities 20+
employees £200, SMEs & CICs £200, Companies £250, V4CE members £90. All prices
excl. VAT. 10% discount for new* V4CE members (* - less than three months

For more information contact: Saqib Deshmukh on saqib@voice4change- or Lester Holloway on or
call (020) 7679 4242.