A 16 hour course for free schools, faith schools and academies. You will develop excellent bid writing and grants research skills and be able to boost your schools income. The course leads to a funding strategy and a polished funding bid. Find out how to generate income from Trusts, lottery grants, school assets and business partnerships. As part of the course, you will apply bid writing skills to your current projects, and produce a funding strategy and a polished Lottery or Trust funding bid ready for submission. Coursework is assessed by Louise Germaney.
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Since completing the course, we've had 8 successful bids, including Trust funding for musical instruments, science programs and outdoor development.
We've had great success raising over £60,000 to install a sensory garden and outdoor performance area. The course helped me write a whole range of funding applications, hone my grant research skills and know how to present our school.
We've raised over £100,000 from Trusts and local funding bodies and set up a drive to recruit a team of student fundraisers. Since doing the course I've experienced more success than I expected.
We've raised over £100,000 for a Saturday School, storytelling projects with parents and other intergenerational projects. Doing the course was the best decision I have ever made! It has really helped my professional development.
In 9 months we've raised over £135,000 for outdoor classrooms and playground development.
Ann Green, Director, Focus on Community
We have been awarded a three year £146,000 Big Lottery grant from ‘Reaching Communities’ and seen a 80% success rate in applications from a wide range of funders.
Carol Fullick, Development Manager, Bognor Community Action Network
The Certificate course has played a large part in us bringing in over £40,000 in funding from local and national bodies.
Kelly Round, Cluster Coordinator, Our Place
The speed and quality of the course feedback provided me with real insights.
Heather Parsons, Charity Director
The course was excellent , well organised and easy to follow. It gave me exactly the guidance I needed. I could communicate easily with the other people in my group.
Andy Collins, Charity Public Relations Consultant
We've raised £26,000 in the last 6 months for projects with young people who live in areas of deprivation.
Karen Harvey, Helston Phoenix Mentoring Project, Cornwall
I've successfully funded a Rock band project from the Ernest Cook Trust and Walter Guinness Trust. I've also raised £32,357 for service children in our 7 Cluster schools.
Claire Busby, Business Manager, The Stonehenge School, Wilts
We've raised £35,000 over three years towards a managers post and £58,000 for Young Carer activities.
Trustee, Unite Carers Mid-Devon
I enjoyed the discussion board topics and the assignments. They were so practical and useful and really helped to reinforce what I had learnt.