Writing a Fundraising Bid for Eastbourne Borough Council's Small Grants Programme

7 August 2017

3VA is offering a one-off, free course on Wednesday 6 September 2017 which will help groups to develop the skills to write a funding bid that is more likely to be successful, focusing specifically on Eastbourne Borough Council’s (EBC) Small Grants scheme, with tips and feedback on what the Council looks for in a grant application. The course will look at why funding applications are unsuccessful, what information EBC are looking for and how to provide that information in a clear and understandable way. It is a 3-hour course plus a practical session where you will be able to work on your application with the support of 3VA's funding advisors and / or make an appointment to discuss it in more detail.

By the end of the 3-hour course, participants will have an understanding of:

  • why funding bids are unsuccessful;
  • what EBC is looking for in a funding application;
  • how to provide evidence of the need for your project;
  • how to demonstrate your project outcomes;
  • how to present your project

The course, which will take place at 3VA, 8 Saffrons Road, Eastbourne BN21 1DG, is for trustees, managers, fundraisers and other individuals who are responsible for or involved in writing funding bids for their voluntary and community organisations. The session will be particularly useful for beginners or those with limited experience of fundraising who wish to apply to Eastbourne Borough Council’s Small Grants scheme. 

Eastbourne Borough Council's Small Grant

Every year Eastbourne Borough Council awards grants to voluntary and community organisations for services and activities which benefit Eastbourne and its residents. This is a two stage process. In the first stage organisations are invited to submit an initial Expression of Interest.  Those organisations which meet EBC's eligibility criteria and priorities are then invited to submit a detailed application. Please note that the deadline for expressions of interest is 5:00 pm Friday 22 September 2017. For further information and to download and application, please visit EBC's Community Grants website.

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