With many funders only able to award a grant to 1 in 10 applicants, your application needs a competitive advantage

This is an interactive course, with practical tools and tips that you can take away and use in your current grant applications. This course is at an intermediate level, suitable for those with some experience, who want to develop, refresh, or improve their skills.

Course fees: £20 for VCSE (Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise) organisations in Hertfordshire, or £40 for non-VCSE organisations with charitable aims in Hertfordshire.

If you require an invoice for your booking, please contact [email protected] prior to booking.

  • Learn how to improve your chances of securing grants from smaller local and national grant makers, focussing on smaller funds (under £10,000)

  • Learn how to research, plan and prepare your grant application

  • Understand the six elements that you should be including in every application as part of your case for support

Learning outcomes

By the end of the this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the key characteristics of strong applications

  • Understand the common reasons for rejection of applications

  • Understand the six elements that you should include in every application and have drafted out answers for your project

About your trainer

Kate Newton

Kate Newton is an inspirational trainer and has over 12 years of experience supporting hundreds of organisations to get started on their fundraising journey, securing successful funding and thrive.

Cancellation terms

If you are unable to attend this course please contact [email protected] with at least 48 hours’ notice to cancel your place. HCF Training & Development reserves the right to keep the course fee in the case of non-attendance of this course without proper notice. Within the 48 hour notice period your course place may be transferred to another eligible individual from your organisation, but not transferred to another course.