Bid Writing 101



Cumbria CVS, working in partnership with the Imagination Lab at Lancaster University is very pleased to bring you some free fundraising sessions (delivered by Prof. Leon Cruickshank).
There are three levels – so please book to join the one that most suits your needs currently.

This is a 4-hour intensive and interactive session with preparation work beforehand. Using a fictitious funder, The Bank of Imagination, you are asked to submit an EOI (Expression of Interest) before the session on which you will be given general feedback.

On the day you will be taken through an in-depth presentation and Q&A covering why bids can fail, decoding what funders really want, and how to organise your application for clarity and effectiveness. There will be space for peer review and assistance plus the opportunity for a brief one-to-one consultation with Professor Cruickshank regarding any questions you have about your funding bid.

  • Thursday 8 October 1pm – 5pm  This session is currently FULL

All sessions will run on the Zoom platform.  

To be added to waiting list – please contact:
You will only be contacted if any spaces become available.

NB: You will be invited to join 15 minutes early and remain for a short period after the session to allow us to introduce the session and fellow attendees; to support networking and feedback and evaluation.

Due to limited numbers, spaces will be limited to one per organisation.