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Ideal for community and voluntary organisations who are new to applying for grant funding. This session will take you through the crucial steps you need to take to help you ensure your organisation has the best chance of success with your grant bids. This course is funded by Cheshire East Lifelong Learning for VCFS organisations in Cheshire East.



This training will be held virtually on Zoom

Researching and understanding what to put in a grant application can be confusing. This session is ideal for anyone who is new to writing grant applications or those who find it overwhelming.
Who's it for?
This introductory session is aimed at organisations who have little or no experience in applying for grant funding. 
Aim of the session:
As the funding pot gets smaller, groups need to be able to write more effective applications to help fund their projects. This introductory session will provide guidance on:
  • What to do before writing a bid - including research, planning and budgets
  • How to find funders - ways to research and identify grant funders
  • What to include in an application - best practice.
  • Common pitfalls to avoid.

There will also be an opportunity to exchange ideas and concerns with other groups.


Outcomes for Learners:

  • Understand the best way to prepare for grant applications.
  • Understand different ways to find and research funders.
  • Understand common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid.
  • Understand best practice when completing applications.

The course will be delivered by a Development Officer at CVS Cheshire East and links into the Resources section of the GRIPP Checklist. If there are any queries about this or any other training course please contact the Development Team on 01270 763100 or email: 

This course is funded by Cheshire East Lifelong Learning for VCFS organisations in Cheshire East.

Training cost:

  • Non-VCFS organisations / sole traders = £35
  • VCFS organisations = £35  £0 (funded)


*Cancellation: Non-attendance without 5 working days’ notice of cancellation will result in you being charged a £20 fee (or the full course fee for non-VCFS organisations). This cancellation fee is to cover time spent developing and delivering the course and to meet minimum funder participant requirements. If you are not able to give 5 working days’ notice you can also fill your place with someone else from your organisation and will not be charged. Please let us know as soon as possible if a colleague is taking your place on a course. Please see our cancellation policy for more information*

Safeguarding our Learners: CVS Cheshire East is committed to safeguarding all of our learners. We take any disclosure seriously and wish to create a safe environment for our learners. If anyone has any concerns or issues then please raise these with the tutor or alternatively you can contact our Chief Officer on 07792 754904.For more information please ask for a copy of our Adults Safeguarding Policy.

29th June, 2022 10:00 AM through 12:00 PM
Zoom Virtual Meeting
Phone: 01270763100
Course Fee(s)
VCFS Organisation (Staff, Trustees, Volunteers, etc.) £0.00
Non-VCFS Organisation / Sole Trader £35.00