Writing applications, Trusts and foundations, Fundraising

Proposal Writing - Developing your Skills - Online course on Thursday 5 September

With funders receiving dozens of applications every week, how do you make yours stand out from the crowd?

One day online course

Online courses take place via Zoom and include a one hour lunch break as well as brief refreshment breaks.

Physical copy of book included: The Guide to Major Trusts 2023/24

This course moves on from simply writing good fundraising applications to how to make yours really shine and attract the attention needed to guarantee a ‘yes’. You’ll work on your own trust proposals, learning what you may have got wrong and how to improve every aspect of your application. This is a fully hands-on course, not just a list of tips and techniques. Learn in one day everything you need to hugely improve your success rate.

Who should sign up?

This intermediate level course is for those who have already tried their hand at writing fundraising applications and would like to improve their technique. It is aimed at fundraisers, chief executives and other senior staff who have at least 6 months’ experience of fundraising and need to approach grant makers and funders.

What will I get out of it?

  • There will be a mix of trainer led learning as well as group breakout rooms.
  • Get one-to-one and group feedback on grant applications you’ve written.
  • Learn how to make your proposal stand out from the crowd, attracting the attention you need to succeed.
  • Learn the terminology used by trusts and how to respond.
  • Find out how to research trusts and to read between the lines to ensure you’re meeting their core objectives.
  • Gain extra confidence in your applications, and learn to make them engaging and give them passion.

What will it cover?

  • What funders are looking for and how to meet their criteria
  • How to build a strong case for support
  • How to convey a good track record and demonstrate credibility
  • Use facts and figures effectively to add weight to your proposals
  • Consider added value of volunteer and in-kind support
  • Receive a critique of your funding application
  • Advice on presentation of proposals
  • How to answer typical application form questions well

Trainer: Gill Jolly

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Training schedule

One day online 10.00 - 16.005 Sep 2024

Booking options

Band A

Band A

Voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of up to £500,000.
Band B

Band B

Voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of over £500,000.
Band C

Band C

Statutory and commercial organisations.

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