We offer a range of open and bespoke training courses for your charity, voluntary organisation or social enterprise


Open Training Courses


Writing a Sustainable Funding Strategy

26 and 27 March 2018

3 and 4 December 2019

If you are a manager or trustee who has the responsibility for developing a funding strategy, then this two-day course is for you. Sustainable funding is more than just fundraising. It is more strategic, more flexible and is built around the aim of reducing an organisation’s exposure to risk while increasing its ability to pursue strategic goals.   

This course is delivered only via NCVO and is hosted at their Conference Suite, London, N1.


Writing Successful Bids

Birmingham: 22 March 2019

London: 3 May 2019

London: 27 September 2019

When you write a funding application, how often are you successful? Your time is precious and good funding opportunities few, so make sure every application is as strong as possible.

London training hosted by NCVO at their Conference Suite, London, N1.

Birmingham training hosted by BCVS, at their offices, Birmingham B5 6DR

I must admit that the topic ‘bid writing’, while wholly relevant to fundraising, did not fill me with inspiration. However, your presentation, style, effort and experience was captivating. You clearly speak from a vast amount of experience and made the topic come to life through the practical task. I left bubbling with ideas and an renewed drive to get cracking on some things I’d let slide onto the back burner.
— Ciaran O’ Donnell, Head of Music Service, Services for Education

Arrange a Training Course

Please contact us if you would like training delivered in-house or to host an open course.

Course overviews for two of our most popular training courses are available below, however may be able to support in other areas too, please let us know!

A workshop with a different approach to fundraising. This practical course will support you to identify what changes you need to make to build a more sustainable and resilient organisation. 

The training was really useful in terms of offering focused advice and signposting. Your expertise within the sector as well as a range of skilled facilitation techniques, meant information was accessible and the day was dynamic and engaging. Thank you. I feel I can take this back to my organisation and make some immediate as well as more long term changes.
— Josie Coggins, Sustainability Officer, Pembrokshire People First

When you write a funding application, how often are you successful? Your time is precious and good funding opportunities few, so make sure every application is as strong as possible.

Very well designed and brilliantly facilitated day. Leah kept us engaged with lots of fun interactive activities. really useful, practical exercises and information. I feel excited about writing bids!
— Emily Churchill Zana, Counterpoints Arts
Practical examples”. “Bringing situations to life.” “Loved the pace of the trainer and the energy
— Participants from course delivered for RIchmond CVS