Missed out on attending the Funding Ready Workshops in 2021? They are back for 2022 in both virtual and face to face formats!!!

Developed by Voluntary Centre Services (VCS) in partnership with Lincolnshire Community & Voluntary Service (LCVS) and Lincolnshire County Council (LCC), this series of Funding Ready workshops is free for voluntary sector groups and charities working in Lincolnshire who are looking to begin applying for grants or improve their success rate.

The programme consists of 3 workshops which will be delivered over 5 half day sessions virtually on Zoom or over 2 and a half days in person. Participants for virtual and in face workshops will be limited to approximately 15 to enable full participation and sharing of ideas and experiences.

Details of our next sessions are below:

Online: Wed. 27th April 2022 at 9.30am – 12.30pm (Session 1)

In person: Wed 8th June 2022 at 9.30am – 12.30pm

Workshop 1: Getting Your Organisation Ready for Grant Funding

Aims: To ensure your group has the correct policies and procedures in place: a good project idea, an understanding of the funding process, general evidence on beneficiaries, an understanding of funder requirements and how grant funding fits into the funding strategy.

Online: Wed. 4th May & Wed. 11th May 2022 at 9.45am – 12.30pm (Sessions 2 & 3)

In person: Wed 22nd June 2022 at 9.30am -4pm

Workshop 2: Evidencing Need and Identifying Funding Sources

Aims: To be able to prepare a fully costed-out plan, using evidence from a variety of sources, evidenced, using input from your beneficiaries and the whole team. To have funding sources identified and shortlisted and a ongoing process defined for selecting funds to apply for.

Online: Wed. 18th May & Wed. 25th May 2022 at 9.45am – 12.30pm (Sessions 4 & 5)

In person: Wed 29th June 2022 at 9.30am – 4pm

Workshop 3: Proving Outcomes and Writing a Successful Bid

Aims: To be funding ready, with evidence suitable for funders needs and a team who are confident in their ability to write a successful funding bid and meet your funding requirements for the next 2-3 years.

If you are interested in attending any or all of these sessions, please book on via our Eventbrite page. Alternatively you can call or email Jody, Project Officer, at Voluntary Centre Services on 01529 308452 or jody@voluntarycentreservices.org.uk.

Funding Ready Workshops – To return in 2022!