How to Write Great Applications

How to Write Great Applications

This course will be delivered virtually via Zoom in two separate 2.5 hour sessions.

 

The first of these will take place on the 06.10.2021 at 10-12.30 / the second will take place on the 13.10.2021 10-12.30. Both of these are necessary to complete the full training.

 

If you have any questions about how this day will run virtually please get in touch with Sarah at sarah.teale@cause4.co.uk.

 

This course explores the key skills needed to write strong applications to win funding from Trusts and Foundations. As we recover from a time of emergency for the arts, where more applications are being written and read than ever before, there has never been a more important time to learn how to communicate your story to funders and stand out from the crowd. 

 

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at those new to fundraising, those about to launch a big project in a new area or for those just looking for a refresher in a key aspect of fundraising following the crisis.

 

You will learn:

• How to generate great fundraising ideas 

• How to craft and build an effective Case for Support 

• How to write persuasively to win funding

• How to respond to funding criteria

• How to research funders

• How to prepare effective budgets that tell your story

• How to build relationships with Trusts and Foundations for the long-term

• The latest trends in Trust and Foundation fundraising

 

 

Get in touch to discuss multibuy options available for this and the rest of the courses over the season. 

Concessions are available for Freelancers, Sector Partner Members* and Charities and Arts Organisations with an annual turnover of 500K or less.

 

*Our current Sector Partners are: Association of British OrchestrasArts@LeedsArts Marketing AssociationContemporary Visual Arts NetworkFamily Arts CampaignNational Museum Directors CouncilOne Dance UKThe Audience AgencyUK Theatre

 

The rest of our booking information can be found here.

 

Standard access information:

  • Slides will be made available before the session for you to familiarise yourself with them if you like. We can provide these in the colour combination/font size that is most readable for you, please request this on booking. Please let us know when booking if it would be helpful for slides to be screen reader accessible.
  • All slides will be read in full as well as being shown on screen. Any pictures or diagrams will be fully described. Videos will be described before and after being played.
  • There may be some short tasks which require unprepared writing. There is not any pressure to feedback. The tasks will be included on the slides for you to complete in your own time.
  • We may use a virtual whiteboard and encourage participants to write their ideas. The ideas on the virtual whiteboard will be shared verbally with the group.
  • At some points you may be asked to contribute in smaller breakout rooms with other participants. At the end of these, one participant may be asked to feedback to the full group. 
  • We encourage participants to keep their cameras on so that the speaker can engage with the full group. If you would be more comfortable doing so you can keep your camera off.
  • There will be one short organised break at approximately half way through the session. You can turn your camera off or take a break at any point outside this.

 

We are happy to arrange live captioning or anything else that you think might improve your experience and help you get the most out of the training. 

Course Staff

Fern Potter

Fern Potter has been mentoring and advising colleagues in the arts for many years, both as a regular trainer for Arts Council England and as a lecturer in Fundraising for the Cultural Sector at City, University of London (MA Arts Management).