Writing Better Bids

This programme is designed to help you better understand the bid writing process, write more effective applications and improve your success rates.

It's very interactive and covers the full end-to-end application process. You’ll take on different roles - bid writer, assessor and reviewer - giving you valuable insights into each stage, which will enable you to produce stronger, more effective funding applications.

During the training you will cover:

  • The key issues for funders
  • Key questions in funding applications
  • Common reasons why applications are rejected.

Upon completing the programme you’ll have the skills to write and critically assess your own funding applications - making them more effective and increasing your chances of success.

Start dates for training

The programme starts on Tuesday 23rd October, and you will need to register for and attend a webinar that day from 10am-12pm.

Register here for the webinar

Critical Friend Service

Centres who are not already in receipt of funding by us can also take advantage of this new, free of charge service.

How it works

Following completion of the Writing Better Bids training, you can submit one draft bid application to the course tutor, for a 'critical review'.

The draft should be emailed then, following feedback, you may submit the draft bid one more time for a second read through and feedback.

The bids can be for any project and not just for digital skills.

If you don't have any current bids you're working on, you can use this as an opportunity to review previous bid applications.

We will ask you to let us know the outcome of the bid application.

This offer is subject to eligibility. If you've completed the Writing Better Bids training and would like to find out more, please email training@goodthingsfoundation.org.