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Course Detail



Course Name

Funding Essentials



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Training Types

Finance and Fundraising

Who the course is for

Generating funding is challenging, competitive and takes time - so increase your chances of success by developing your skills.
Are you new to fundraising and want to know where to start? Or maybe you have had a go but are wondering why your bids are unsuccessful.
This course is for staff, trustees and volunteers working in voluntary and community  organisations - particularly suitable for those targeting smaller/local sources of grant funding (up to £10k).

Course content

This one day course will provide information, hands-on practice and useful resources to take away. It will include:

  • Planning and preparing for your fundraising activity
  • Searching for relevant funding for your project
  • Writing effective applications and letters
  • Monitoring and reporting to funders; demonstrating impact

Learning outcomes

By completing this course you will:

  • Be able to describe your service and design/plan your project
  • Know where to find appropriate grant funders and explore other ways of generating income
  • Understand what funders are looking for and how to approach the key application questions
  • Develop an action plan to help you and your organisation improve your future chances of success


Debbie Bezalel

Trainer background

Debbie has worked in the voluntary sector since 2003. She worked for the past 3 years as a Director of Community & Voluntary Services at Watford and Three Rivers Trust. Now she runs her own consultancy.


£35 VCS – CVS members

£45 VCS - non members

£90 private/statutory

Booking Contact

To book, send a completed booking form to Rebecca  at or call 01462 689400

Course Booking Form