High Street Sparks – Writing a Successful Funding Application


This workshop will help you to write a successful funding bid for the High Street Sparks funding scheme, which will support community projects to breathe life back into our city centre. (Click here to find out more.)

During this interactive workshop we will:

  • Take a look at the application form
  • Seek to understand what the funder is looking for
  • Discuss project ideas
  • Practice writing some words
  • Start to think about costings

Susan will make reference to the 5W’s and an H – her formula for successful bid writing and share thoughts on describing your activities, as well as how you measure outputs and outcomes, so that you tell the funder what they need to know.

Click here to book your place.

Attendees representing a Plymouth community group or organisation will have their £10.00 deposit refunded in full after attending.

Over 200 individuals have attended similar workshops in the last 7 years:

“A very productive, positive and extremely rewarding session. Many thanks.”

“Susan makes participants feel at ease, which draws them in and to actively take part.”

“I feel that I am more confident, and knowledgeable and will be happier with the words I write. “

This workshop is delivered by Susan Moores.  Susan is a POP associate and has worked in voluntary sector, community and youth work settings since 1990. As a manager, youth worker, community worker, trainer, facilitator and organisational development consultant, in paid roles and has always chosen to volunteer in direct delivery, as a Trustee or Company Director alongside. Susan has worked in Bristol, Wiltshire, Kenya and Ghana, and in her time in Plymouth Susan made a significant contribution to the development of POP from 2013 -2019.