Grant Fundraising

In a climate with ever decreasing budgets, schools and VCSE organisations need to think more creatively about alternative sources of income. However, writing funding applications can seem a bit daunting to those who are not used to it. Rebecca will give you advice on where to find funders, top tips for success, and so much more. She will break writing funding applications into bite-sized chunks so that you feel more comfortable and confident to write your next bid.

12 Delegates

1 Day Course



Who should attend?

  • CEOs
  • Senior Management
  • Trustees
  • Directors

What business needs this training?

Charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations to help the VCSE sector.

This course will cover:

  • Finding funding opportunities
  • Deciding to bid or not
  • Grant readiness
  • The main reasons applications fail
  • Top tips for preparing your application
  • Evidencing need
  • Preparing budgets

Your trainer

Rebecca Smith is Deputy CEO at Social Enterprise Kent and is a successful bid and grant writer, having raised over £1m in grants and contracts. Rebecca has extensive experience of what it takes to write a winning application, but has also learned along the way what not to do! Rebecca has worked in the Kent voluntary, community and social enterprise sector for 13 years, has a Masters of Human Resources, and is a qualified Adult Education teacher.

Bespoke and In-House Training

Tailored to your organisation while being the most cost-effective for ten or more members of staff. Delivered at a location of your choice or one of our venues. Ideal for strengthening your teams.

Contact Us

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01227 469970

Short Open Course

We deliver a range of essential training for all sized businesses in Kent. All open courses take place in Margate, Ashford, Herne Bay and Chatham.

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