First Steps to Grant Funding for Small Groups





This introductory session is aimed at groups and individuals who are new to writing grant applications and funding bids or have not applied for some time and would like a refresher.  As the funding pot gets smaller, groups need to be able to write more effective bids to help fund their projects.

The session will give an overview of the best practice in writing and submitting grant funding applications and will provide guidance on:

  • What to do before writing a bid
  • How to find funders
  • What to include in an application
  • Common pitfalls to avoid

There will also be an opportunity to exchange ideas and concerns with other groups.


CVS Member                                        Early Bird £30 (thereafter £45)*
Non CVS Member (third sector)      Early Bird £35 (thereafter £50)*
Non CVS Member                               Early Bird £50 (thereafter £65)*

Early Bird price available until Wednesday 9 October 2019

Price includes refreshments.   Limited places available.

* Cancellation policy applies, see the training and events page for details

How to Book

Online: complete the form below OR

Booking form: download a booking form here

Complete and return your booking form to:

  • Cumbria CVS, Shaddongate Resource Centre, Shaddongate, Carlisle, CA2 5TY

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Booking Type Price Spaces
Non CVS Member Early Bird £50.00
Non CVS Member (third sector) Early Bird £35.00

This event has a discounted rate available for members.

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