When you book onto a course you are entrusted to ensure this has been agreed with your line manager.

To provide participants with the bid writing techniques to produce customer-focused proposals, increasing their success rate and winning new resources for their organisation.


Course objectives:

  • Key principles of successful bid writing
  • Effective communication - writing styles & presentation guidance
  • Understanding funder motivations & meeting their objectives
  • Making a difference - demonstrating funder & beneficiary outcomes
  • Benefit statements: practical exercise
  • Why applications fail - to bid or not to bid?
  • Presenting your case - preparing a winning proposal structure based on evidence of need & demand, effective management & planning
  • Making a successful application - key questions: outcomes & impacts; monitoring & evaluation; track record & sustainability
  • Drafting application summary
  • Costing your project
  • Improving your success rate - proposal review
  • Testing the theory: practical exercise
  • Bid assessment criteria; timelines & checklist
  • Reviewing the outcome - improving performance

Intended for:

All Staff

Course Dates

Course When Where
Bid Writing

No courses currently scheduled


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If no dates are scheduled you will be able to add your name onto a waiting list and you will be contacted when a date has been arranged. To register interest in a future course please email the Learning and Development Team with the title of the course you wish to attend.


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