Developing Bid and Tender Writing Skills - Intermediate Level
‘Developing Your Bid Writing’ is for staff who have some experience of bid writing but need to raise their skills and knowledge of the bidding process. The workshop identifies the building blocks of successful applications to funding agencies. It explores key elements that maximise the potential of all application responses and gives expert guidance on the factors that are likely to lead to positive responses from funders. It also provides progression activities for those delegates who have attended our workshop, ‘Introduction to Bid Writing’.
This workshop will be especially appropriate for those responsible for designing projects or commissioning bid writing consultants for all government programmes including the structural funds, regeneration programmes or local community - based inward investment programmes. It will also enable participants to practice the skills and gain knowledge required for successful applications to funding agencies including the National Lottery and Futurebuilders.
Who Should Attend?
Staff with some experience of bid writing from:
Registered Charities, Community & Voluntary Sector Organisations, Colleges, Universities, Arts Organisations, Faith Organisations, Non-Government Organisations, Local Authorities, Research Institutes, Council for Voluntary Services, Learning Partnerships, Business Links and Associations and training providers, Prime contractors, private sector sub- contractors, PCTs, NRF and other regeneration partnerships.
Aims and Objectives
Delegates will be able to:
- Focus on key responses required by funders
- Translate the language of funding into accessible bid responses
- Practice quality appraisal of a bid response
- Recognise the difference between active and passive responses
- Recognise the difference between strong and less effective applications
- Systems design and responses to scoring regimes
Supporting Materials to be Used
- Programme guidance notes
- PowerPoint presentations
- Written worksheets
- Action plan toolkit
- Memory stick containing useful web addresses, resources, links
This workshop draws on the experience and knowledge of bidding and commissioning experts with considerable success in their fields.
The workshop will cover:
- Sources of Funding
- Understanding the ‘language’ of bidding
- The do’s and don’ts for applicants!
- Key bid features – including; aims, objectives, outcomes
- Common errors
- Bid analysis
- Bid writing
Internal Staff Training and Development
This training workshop, along with most of our other best practice training workshops, can be delivered as an internal training course at your premises. Even with groups as small as 6-8 delegates, the course fees per person for internal training workshops can be lower than for open events. The potential savings are even greater, if the travel time and the travel costs of the delegates are included.
Running training workshops internally is very convenient and it allows the participants to explore how key issues will impact on them and their organization. Then as a team they can begin to agree upon a development action plan, with priorities. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it combines a high quality service with excellent value for money and is a highly effective route for staff development.
Certificates of Professional Development.
This course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD. Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued by email to participants who successfully complete this course. These certificates will enable participants to evidence the update of their CPD records. The workshop will consider how to best apply the knowledge gained by the delegates upon their return to the workplace. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits of attending and enable participants to make valued judgments when recording CPD activities