ONLINE TRAINING: Writing successful bids

  • 1 day
  • Funding and income
  • Online
When you write a funding application, how often are you successful? Your time is precious and there are few good funding opportunities; every application needs to be as strong as possible. In this online training course, you will learn how to write solid funding applications with confidence and with focus.


By the end of the day you will:
  • know how to prepare effectively for writing a proposal so you are able to respond to opportunities quickly and efficiently 
  • be confident deciding whether or not to bid 
  • be aware of how to write in an appropriate and effective style 
  • understand what makes a successful application or tender


This course is for those responsible for their organisation’s business development or fundraising function, including those who currently write bids and applications, and those who are considering doing so and would like to find out more.

Such clear and confident training, excellent facilitation by the admins, interesting and engaging way of explaining everything, perfect use of PowerPoint/sharing screen. Definitely feeling more confident about applying for funding - which is something I've never done before.  Rachel Fidler, Finchley Reform Synagogue 
I have been on previous grant writing courses before as we have not got much experience of grant writing as a small charity. However my confidence has most certainly increased. I feel I have been given sufficient knowledge and the right tools to write successful bids.  Victoria Abbott-Fleming, Burning Nights CRPS Support


Leah Selinger is a consultant at NCVO. Leah’s fundraising experience includes holding director of fundraising roles at national charities, and supporting small and medium sized voluntary sector organisations to raise funds from a wide range of sources.  She is a charity trustee, CIC Director and school governor, and has experience of grant making. 
Leah has over 20 years’ experience as a senior manager and fundraiser in the voluntary sector where she has worked in, and with, organisations to be help them become more effective and sustainable through a combination of support services covering governance, strategy, income generation and implementation.


This training will take place on Zoom. We will send out the Zoom link with the joining instructions before the session. 

The training will run from 10.00–15.00 with short breaks and a longer lunch break.


All of our training courses can be delivered online at a time and date that suits you. We can work with you to tailor our courses to match your needs. For more information please complete our online contact form.


Email the training team ( or phone (020 7520 2587) with any questions or queries you may have on our training courses.

Our pricing structure is based on your organisation’s gross annual income. NCVO members also receive a 30% discount off training prices. Organisations with a gross annual income of less than £30,000 can join NCVO for free and will then qualify for the discount.

Please make sure you select the correct pricing band. If this is incorrect when we cross-reference against our records, it will slow down the booking process. 


NCVO Member - under £50,000 £55.00
Non NCVO member - under £50,000 £78.00
NCVO Member - £50,000 -£100,000 £86.00
Non NCVO Member - £50,000 -£100,000 £125.00
NCVO member -£100,000 - £1m £138.00
Non NCVO member -£100,000 - £1m £198.00
NCVO member over £1m £218.00
Non NCVO member over £1m £314.00