Bid Writing Workshop


Bid Writing Workshop


Organised by VST



Where: The White House , Rear of Council Offices, Kiln Road, Benfleet SS7 1TF (UK).

This training room is situated at Crossroads Care Essex. They are behind the Council Offices on Kiln Road. Turn at the traffic lights into the car park on the right. Go all the way to the top and you will see the White House.There is onsite parking.

Date: 26 April 2016
Time: 10:00 -  16:00

Event description:


A practical bid writing session - bring your own for help from an expert!


This course is designed for both people who have bid writing experience and those who are new to it and want to practice their technique under the guidance of the trainer. The workshop recaps some key points, delivers further information on fund raising and culminates in a practical session whereby participants can work on a real bid they are developing, or work on a simulated bid.

We'll cover:

  • analysis of funding conversion rates (why bids succeed/fail)
  • funder drivers i.e. identifying funder priorities
  • constructing an effective bid/'framing' 
  • target setting - outcomes, outputs and planning ahead
  • innovative budgeting
  • writing tips

Benefits to you:

By the end of the workshop, you will be familiar with the key principles in bid writing and be able to think creatively about 'framing' your bids. You will know how to write concise and unambiguous answers to questions in application forms and have explored techniques which improve your bid writing skills in order to compete successfully in the funding 'market'

This is a very practical session and as such, it would be advantageous for participants to bring an application which always enables the learning to be transferred to a real bid.


Read what the delegates said about the last 'Bid Writing' course in April:

"The course will make a difference in improving our capacity to make successful applications"  Millrace Furniture Restoration Co-operative

"Mark was a fantastic course leader and provided an engaging & interesting course - very much what I needed to help!"  Parc-Essex

"Renewed my energy to start fundraising again" AARCA

"Fantastic, informative training. Very professional trainer with a wealth of knowledge" Colchester Nightshelter


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