Bid-writing workshop for arts groups - Wrexham


Date: Thursday 28 November 2019
Times: 10:00 – 16:00
Location: Tŷ Pawb, Market Street, Wrexham LL13 8BB 
Cost: £75.00 
Trainer: Laura Drane
Lunch and refreshments will be provided 

NB. This course will be delivered in English.

If you’re an individual or organisation working in the arts and aiming to raise funds for your projects, whether you’re new to the bid-writing process or want to scale-up your applications, this course will equip you to win.

You’ll understand every stage of the bid-writing process from identifying funds to delivering a winning bid, both in the wider strategic and policy contexts and at the practical level of dos and don’ts. After completing this course, you’ll be fully prepared not just for filling in the form, but for the whole journey.

Who will benefit from this class?

Anyone in the arts and cultural sector aiming to raise funds for projects or operations. The course is suitable both for those who have not been through the bid-writing process and those who have some experience and wish to improve their skills or increase the scale of their applications.

Course contents
  • Basic introduction to types and sources of funds
  • From application to aware to “doing it” to evaluation
  • Dos and don’ts, tips and tricks
  • Plenary and finish
Equipment you’ll need

Please bring a computer, tablet or your preferred writing medium to take notes and complete exercises.

Learning outcomes:
  • Knowledge of sources and types of funding available
  • Understanding of the bid and award process
  • Understanding of the use of language in bid writing
  • Experience in addressing common questions in bid applications
  • Awareness of broader considerations beyond filling in the form
  • Confidence in completing bids

We're running this event at cost. If you're from a voluntary group and the price is a barrier to your attendance, please contact us on [email protected] to discuss. 

About the trainer

Laura Drane is a producer and consultant specialising in public engagement across the arts, cultural and science/technology sectors. She’s a veteran bid-winner on all scales from £500 to £500,000, and for organisations large and small. This course is based on training provided in-house to the RSA, Clore Leadership Programme and British Science.

Testimonials from previous workshops
  • Fantastically led, very clear and so useful! Thank you!
  • Grateful that the event was tailored / relevant to Welsh / Wales-based organisations. So many others that I have attended have not addressed this at all.
  • Presenter was brilliant in being able to deliver vast amount of info. 
  • Session leader was very friendly and clearly experienced. A worthwhile workshop for anyone.
  • Very useful, especially all the information about sources of funding.

If you have questions about this workshop, please contact Voluntary Arts Wales on [email protected] 

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