Refining the Words

Level 2 - Advanced


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This workshop is a more advanced look at drafting funding applications. The workshop will cover:

  • Assessing applications and looking for mistakes & strong bid writing
  • Further top tips with examples
  • Considering evidence and outcome based project planning and bid writing
  • Reviewing budget headings
  • Personal story from an experienced bid writer

Participants will leave with:

  • Increased confidence and practice in assessing example applications
  • Increased skills in scanning funders information about their gateway and detailed criteria
  • Improved confidence in linking evidence based, strongly worded responses to the funders’ questions
  • Greater knowledge about linking their project activities – indicators – outputs and outcomes, with inputs: resources and costs/budgets
  • Create their own checklist of budget headings to use in applications for their project, activity or organisation

This workshop is part of POP ideas’ themed “Improving Your Chances of Getting Funding” events, designed to equip groups and organisations with skills and knowledge in all areas of income generation and social impact.

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.

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