Fundraising for Archives Bid Writing Course Summary

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Fundraising for Archives
Bid Writing
Course Summary
Writing convincingly is a valuable skill to have– whether you are trying to secure funds from a
charitable trust, or working to develop a new project you need support for. This course will give you
the skills to ensure that you write effectively, use the right language and use the most appropriate
information you have to get what you want!
Aim
Participants are more confident, and have increased skills to prepare bids and applications to public
grant making bodies, trusts and foundations
Learning Objectives
The course will enable participants to
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Know how to prepare effectively for writing a proposal so you are able to respond to
opportunities quickly and efficiently
Understand how to evaluate whether or not to apply for funds
Know how to write in an appropriate and effective style
Understand what makes a successful application or bid
Have experience of being an assessor and scoring an application
Summary of content
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Introduction, overview and expectations
Different audiences – what they want
Deciding whether to apply
Communicating your message (language and style; structure; consistency and completeness)
Practical tips (including how to respond to guidance provided)
Assessor Practice (Interactive practical example)
Review of own work and peers
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