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Winning Bids Masterclass - Bid Writing for Schools

A practical workshop to provide you with the skills, confidence and resources necessary to secure grant funding

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

Alternatively to search through our open courses visit our find a course page.

Suitable for: School Business Managers, Finance Managers, Governors, PTA members and anyone who has a responsibility for leading income generation in their school.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 8383WW

There are more than 4,000 grant funders in the UK and each year over £1.5bn is awarded in external funding to schools and charities. As part of an overall income generation strategy, grants and trust funds can provide an invaluable source of funding for schools, supporting the delivery of new initiatives or improvements to school infrastructure. It is vital schools adopt a coherent and structured approach to bid writing – schools simply don’t have the time and resources to waste on haphazard and hastily assembled funding applications.

  • Unlock the secrets to successful grant applications – the essential elements to include in every application
  • Understand the pitfalls and how to avoid them.
  • Work through a real funding bid for a project in your school with our specially designed template guide.
  • Understand how your other income generation strategies can reinforce and add value to your grant applications.
  • Introduce you to our bid writing “Rocket Fuel!” – ways to power your application to the top of the pile.
  • Gain confidence and be motivated and inspired by some amazing school success stories.
  • Receive templates and resources to take away and use for your own applications.
  • Identify sources of funding and how to seek out those appropriate for your needs.


Course Objectives
  • Delegates leave with resources and templates to guide and support the assembly of successful grant applications
  • Delegates gain an invaluable insight into the essential elements of bid writing and the pitfalls to avoid.
  • Delegates receive guided time throughout the day working on an actual funding application for their school.
  • Delegates will have an opportunity to review all aspects of income generation in their school, including sponsorship, donations, gift aid, lettings etc
  • We shall identify all sources of grant and trust funds and understand how best to select those most appropriate for our needs.
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