Voluntary Centre Services (VCS) in partnership with Lincolnshire Community & Voluntary Service (LCVS) and Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) have developed a series of Funding Ready workshops to help voluntary sector groups and charities improve their skills and information sources to increase the number of successful applications.

The programme is free for voluntary sector groups and charities working in Lincolnshire who are looking to begin applying for grants or improve their success rate.

It consists of 5 workshops which will be delivered over 5 half day sessions virtually on Zoom or over 2 and a half days when in person.

Participants will be limited to 12 to enable full participation and sharing of ideas and experiences. Groups can attend any of the five sessions depending on what stage they are in their funding process.

Workshop Details – upcoming dates:

Thurs 11th April 2024 at 10am – 12.30pm

Session 1: Getting Your Organisation Ready for Grant Funding

You will learn about:

The Funding Mix – the different ways to secure money into your organisation.

The resources you need before starting a funding bid.

Thurs 18th April at 10am – 12.30pm (Session 2)

Session 2: Planning Your Project

You will learn about:

How to plan your Project.

Identifying the resources you need to carry out your project.

Budgeting for your project.

Writing a Project Description

Thurs 25th April at 10am – 12.30pm

Session 3: Establishing the Need and Proving Outcomes

You will learn about:

Establishing the need for your project.

Consultation methods.

How to write and measure outcomes.

Thurs 2nd May at 10am – 12.30pm (Session 4)

Session 4: Identifying Funding Streams

You will learn about:

The funding streams available.

The techniques on picking the suitable funder for you.

Criteria for funding applications.

Thursday 9th May at 10am – 12.30pm

Session 5: Writing a Successful Bid

You will learn about:

The tips and tricks on writing a successful bid.

How to review a funding application.

Before attending you will be sent a Funding Ready Health Check to complete. This will highlight the gaps in your knowledge and skills. You will also be sent all the course materials and provided with a Toolkit to complete for your organisation. The Toolkit will be worked through alongside the Funding Ready Workshops. This will give you all you need to find, evidence and complete successful applications.

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