Faithful Grant Fundraising Developing Confidence & Skills in Making Grant Applications for Faith Based Community Activities

This is a one-day workshop exploring the application process for statutory, voluntary & private grant makers which is being run by Near Neighbours

Most grant makers want to see the hand of local people involved in applications for local faith based projects but relatively few
people know what is required for a successful application. The good news is that everybody can become a successful grant
applicant if they take basic steps to be aware of what they actually want and then consider how to match that up with what the grant makers wants.

Around 7,500 Trusts and Foundations give up to £3billion each year in grants to good causes but of course it can be very
competitive to gain their support particularly in the light of the massive social and economic hardships in modern society. This course is designed to help those with little or no knowledge as well as those with some experience to make more of the opportunities they have to identify the right grant makers and then successfully approach them.

The workshop learning is both fun and informative, with lots of practical examples from a range of grant makers. You will be able to share experiences with other delegates and everyone will receive a pack full of information to take away for future use.

Intended for:
Anyone involved in a faith based community activity and is suitable for both first time grant applicants and for those who have some experience but want to improve their skills. The workshop will be relevant for those concerned with social need, environment, heritage, health, education, sport, art and most other community interests. It will explore applications for a few hundreds to many hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Learning outcomes:
• What makes a healthy application and what you should include or discard
• Understanding the wide range of grant opportunities and where to look for them
• Techniques in verbal, written and electronic application communication and when to use them
• Understanding the differences in grant applications and tendering for contracts
• Knowing how much to ask for and how to portray this in your budget
• What to include in the industry standard 2 page letter
• Confidence in filling in application forms
• How to describe outcomes and outputs and provide effective monitoring and evaluation
• What supporting information is needed
• Legal and ethical requirements

Workshop Expectations
• A faith based project will be more likely to gain grant funding and be better able to serve the needs of its community
• Project management will be able to make informed decisions on plans and resources for grant applications
• Those contributing to the application information will be able to offer relevant input
• Those writing applications will feel more confident in their role

Workshop Lead
John McCallum MA, Near Neighbours Development Officer. John has 30 years of experience of faith based community
development and fundraising and brings to the workshop the experiences of many communities from across the UK.

Event Details:
Date: 30 Jan 2018
Time: 9.30am - 3pm
Location: 64 Pinner Road, Harrow, HA1 4HZ

Please note that lunch is not provided so please bring your own.

Free - Harrow Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise Sector
£5 - Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise Sector (Not working or based in Harrow)
£40 - Public & Private Sector

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Contact Details:
Call: 020 8861 5894

Are parking spaces available for blue badge holders? Yes (1)
Is the venue wheelchair accessible? Yes
Is there an induction loop? No
Is there a lift? N/A

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    Terms & Conditions

    Free Entry - In the event of a no-show on the day an admin charge of £15 will apply. This will be waived if 48 hours’ (working days) notice is provided. Charged Entry – In the event of a no-show on the day you will be charged the cost of the session. This will be waived if 48 hours’ (working days) notice is provided. In all cases delegates may send another colleague in their place with no admin charge incurred – please email
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