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Learn our top tips for writing funding applications for your organisation or community group in this online training. Cost: £10 per participant


Who is this training for?

If you’re new to applying for funding or need a refresher, this training is for you.

This training is suitable for paid members of staff, volunteers, trustees, committee members, directors, or community activists with a responsibility for writing funding applications, whether that’s to start something new in your community, to secure core or existing funding, or to simply develop your skills in this area.

We also deliver complementary training called “Deeper Dive into Writing Funding Applications”. Depending on your bid writing experience and learning needs, we recommend you attend this training as well. You don’t need to attend the training in any order.

What will I learn from this training?

From attending this training, you’ll:

  • Learn how to avoid common mistakes in writing funding applications
  • Be able to identify what makes a good funding application
  • Learn the necessary preparations before starting a funding application
  • Find out where to go to research different funding opportunities

You’ll also be given opportunities to ask questions throughout.

Who will be delivering this training?

Pauline Dorey, Group Development Officer at NCVS, whose experience includes community development, neighbourhood regeneration and delivering training for the VCSE sector.

How will this training be delivered?

This training will be delivered online via Zoom. It’ll be interactive and may use various tools and training methods, which the trainer will support you with using. To get the most out of this training, please make sure you have a stable internet connection, working camera and microphone, and a quiet space to join us from.


If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know on our booking form. We might be in touch to discuss any necessary adjustments we can make, so you can fully engage in the training. Closed captions can be enabled during all our online training.

How do I make a booking?

To make a secure, online booking for this training, please click the “Register Now” button and follow the instructions. Please note that payment by credit or debit card will be required.


If you have any questions about this training or have a booking query, please contact us by calling 0115 934 8400 or emailing ncvs@nottinghamcvs.co.uk.


11th March, 2025 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
NCVS interactive online session
Event Fee(s)
Standard fee per participant £10.00