22/06/2019 : Bid Development

BID DEVELOPMENT - Understanding Funding & The Mindset of Funders (MASTERS) 2019 Series 5

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West Midlands (GB142)
Tel 2019-06-22
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Bid Development

Overview Many people think only good ideas get funded and so the other applications must have been bad. This is not true. . There is a lot more to it. We’re here to help people understand how funding grants for social enterprises, schools, charities and community organisations works. Our series of mindset-led programmes are designed to enhance your chances to deliver competitive and higher quality bids for grants.   Description Our experiential learning based workshops put you in the room with proven bid writers, project planners and funders to get the best insights into developing a bid you can feel proud of and confident of submitting. Our content is designed to improve your bid content, data usage, awareness of emerging community/ social trends, alertness to funders' objectives/perspectives and enhance your awareness of the right bids for your circumstances.

These are crucial aspects of successful and competitive grant applications.   Course Outline Our full day course extends over 8 modules. 1. Overcome the fears - Our content aims to help develop your mindset to overcome fears, challenges and anxieties in applying for bids. We will help you understand how to afford the time to submit bids regularly and with frequency. 2. Turn ideas into bids - We help you organise your thoughts and ideas into bids that help funders understand your value and impact. 3. Mindset of the funder - understand how funding opportunities work and how funders assess applications. 4. Building trust with funders – Learn the key factors that reduce rejection and builds trust between you and a funder. 5. Making use of research, evidence and impact - We help you make sense of rejections, local intelligence about the issues in your industry and your area.
This will strengthen future applications. 6. Hidden truths about grant processes and how to navigate them. Gain anecdotal insights into our experts' lived experiences 7. Costing your projects – Learn approaches to structuring the pricing and costs for your project. 8. Apply the theory – Working on a real bid - we help you develop a strong bid by supporting you to organise your thoughts and give clarity on the problem you wish to solve. Who should attend BID DEVELOPMENT – ADVANCED is a 'deeper dive' course providing key principles to people who would like to write successful grant and funding proposals. -       Board members or trustees of charities, volunteers, schools, associations or non-profit organisations looking to grow their grant income. -       Bid writers and partnership managers looking for a refresher or confidence boost.
-       Social enterprises in need of mindset and practical advice to improve grant submissions. -       We offer separate support to less experienced people/ self-trained people that value professional development.   Cost Early bird: £90  Standard: £150    Why Us? Our team will give their strongest intel and insights into successful bids for grants. We are pooling a range of knowledge in bid writing by those that have worked with for social enterprises, local authorities and community led initiatives. Our partners combined, have experience of raising over £1m in grants and investment capital. Our team includes experienced bid developers that have considerable practice in bid development. Aspire4U helps organisations with project management, business development, as well as delivering activities in communities.
Although bid development is a small part of our practice, we have written bids for individuals and community groups, yielding over £96,000 in grant funding and another £40,000 in sponsorship opportunities for organisations over the last 24 months. We also work to find effective and proven people in your community to help share good practice; one of our many partners include Lynn from Beat It Percussion who has raised over £130,000 in funding support to reach elderly people with dementia over the last 2 years (Sandwell, Birmingham and Herefordshire). Other partners on this initiative include specialists in creative arts funding, crime & violence reduction, media & technology, homelessness, environmental funding, sports, education, employment, poverty prevention, aging, heritage and building acquisition.
Payment & Bookings Frequently asked questions: What are the best ways to pay? Bookings can be made using a debit or credit card through the online booking system. We’re unable to take bank or cheque payments. I want to use my own card not my organisation’s – is this possible? In cases where your organisation’s business card is not available, a personal card can be used – some clients get their reimbursement by using the information on the booking confirmation e-mail which is your receipt and evidence of purchasing the ticket, then send to your organisation. I am no longer able to attend, what are my options? We work hard to ensure we can accommodate as many people as possible. If you are not able to attend on the date booked you may send someone else in your place – please notify us by email up to a week before the event. How late can cancellations be made? We understand that circumstance change. Our workshop bookings are non-refundable 14 days prior to the event date. Change I change dates? Changing your booking to a later date is permitted. This can only be done once. 

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