The Art of Writing Strong Applications for Funding

Trainer: Fern Potter 

This course aims to dispel the mystique of writing strong applications for funding – whether grants from trusts/foundations or statutory bids.

With practical exercises to improve your writing skills, the course ensures that anyone can produce a strong fundraising application provided that they follow some simple rules, undertake thorough research and are tenacious.

You will be asked to use an actual project as a basis for some of the practical exercises during the day.

By the end of the day, you will have:

  • Greater confidence in your writing skills
  • The tools for ideas generation and building a case for support
  • Greater success in responding to the criteria required by charitable trusts and foundations
  • An understanding of a range of research techniques
  • Greater knowledge and confidence in budgeting

Who is it for?

This course is for people who are early in their fundraising career or established in another discipline who want to understand more about how to incorporate fundraising skills into their work.

Dates and Venues

The course will run from 11am – 5.30pm. Lunch is included.

To book: click on the date you would like to attend. This will direct you to Eventbrite to complete your booking and payment.

Thursday 7 September 2017 Pinsent Mason 1 room, mac Birmingham
Tuesday 31 October 2017 The Corner, Dance City, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Tuesday 28 November 2017 Waterside 2, Watershed, Bristol
Thursday 8th February 2018 Chapel Room, LIFT Islington, London