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The March budget has increased funding and grants for organisations to apply for. Making funding applications and gathering the relevant information to support your application can be a perplexing task.

Attend this Applying for Funding training course to gain skills and the knowledge to create strong applications, and in turn increase your levels of funding.

This highly interactive training course gives you the ability to scope for the best grant or fund that suits your organisation’s needs; gain writing skills to put together a successful application; learn how to present essential bid information; ensure full compliance by developing more effective reporting and monitoring techniques and take back to your organisation the ability to attract more funding.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will be using Zoom to deliver this training course.

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Stuart Riddington

Stuart is a business development and strategy expert, who is passionate about developing leaders and helping organisations move forward. He works with the private sector, third sector and public sector in a wide range of training and consultancy projects to develop income generation; leadership development and strategic positioning.

He has worked with NHS Trusts, government departments, local authorities, international, national and local charities, SME’s and Fortune 500 companies. Stuart has worked extensively with organisations internationally including the USA, Hong Kong, Tanzania, China, Mexico, El Salvador and Thailand. His creative approach to developing strategy and leaders means he ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Gain techniques to scope for the grants/funds that suit your organisation’s needs
  • Learn how to write a funding application
  • Present and communicate essential bid information
  • Improve your reporting and monitoring procedures
  • Take back an applying for funding action plan
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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0800 542 9414


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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Identifying Areas of Funding

  • Gain techniques to scope for the grants/funds that suit your organisation’s needs
  • Identify and overcome obstacles to sourcing funds
  • Benchmark your approach against other organisations
  • Learn when to best partner with other organisation to secure the funding
  • Discuss what areas which can receive funding, a piece of research and urban project?
  • Identify and overcome barriers to gaining funds
10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

Writing an Application

  • Gain skills to write a convincing application
  • Review real-life funding applications
  • Understand what key information you need to include
12:00 - 13:00

Presenting and Communicating Complex and Essential Information

  • Gain presentation skills to convey technical information
  • Learn how to display complex information concisely and succinctly
  • Develop a narrative to help present your information
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 14:45

Funding: Monitoring and Reporting

  • Gain more effective monitoring and reporting techniques on the progress of the funding
  • Ensure there is fully auditable trail of spending
  • Understand anti-fraud regulation and practices
14:45 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Position Yourself for Getting the Funding

  • Develop strategies to gain additional funding
  • Learn how to work with key stakeholders
  • Secure senior buy-in
  • Maximise different funding streams
  • Learn how to give your project the best chance of success
  • Take back an applying for funding action plan
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways