SAGE FOUNDATION course: Writing successful bids (UK organisations)

  • 1 day
  • Funding and income
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 UK 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 in the UK


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


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 trustee and school governor, and has experience of grant making. 
Leah has almost 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 execution.


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 until 15.00 (BST) with short breaks and a longer lunch break. 


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

SAGE foundation

This course is being sponsored by the Sage Foundation as part of their 5th Anniversary event. There is no cost to your organisation.

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This event is free for NCVO members. There may be a charge to attend if you are a non-member. Please check the event overview or click the 'BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE' button for more details.