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Effective Bid Writing

One Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at those who are new to bid writing or those who have some bid writing experience but wish to refresh their knowledge or further refine their skills.


In a world of funding cuts, effective bid writing is increasingly important for organisations to be successful.  This course will provide some techniques and guidelines to enable organisations to maximise funding opportunities.  This course will cover:          

  • Funder criteria – how to include what funders are looking for          
  • Effective methods of writing applications and presentations          
  • How to evidence need          
  • How to answer key questions well          
  • Project budgeting          
  • Why applications fail and how to improve chances of success


At the end of this course participants will:          

  • Understand what funders are looking for in funding applications          
  • Be aware of different methods of writing applications          
  • Be able to use tools and techniques to evidence need and support applications          
  • Be familiar with common reasons for failure