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Voluntary Centre Services (VCS) in partnership with Lincolnshire Community & Voluntary Service (LCVS) and Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) have developed a series of Funding Ready workshops to help voluntary sector groups and charities improve their skills and information sources to increase the number of successful applications.
The programme is free for voluntary sector groups and charities working in Lincolnshire who are looking to begin applying for grants or improve their success rate.
The Funding Ready Workshops consist of 3 workshops which will be delivered over 5 half-day sessions virtually on Zoom.
Groups can attend any of the five sessions depending on what stage they are in their funding process.
Workshop 1: Getting Your Organisation Ready for Grant Funding / Knowing Your Beneficiaries
Aims: To ensure your group has the correct policies and procedures in place: a good project idea, an understanding of the funding process, general evidence on beneficiaries, an understanding of funder requirements and how grant funding fits into the funding strategy.
Workshop 2: Evidencing Need and Identifying Funding Sources
Aims: To be able to prepare a fully costed-out plan, using evidence from a variety of sources, evidenced, using input from your beneficiaries and the whole team. To have funding sources identified and shortlisted and an ongoing process defined for selecting funds to apply for.
Workshop 3: Proving Outcomes and Writing a Successful Bid
Aims: To be funding ready, with evidence suitable for funders' needs and a team who are confident in their ability to write a successful funding bid and meet your funding requirements for the next 2-3 years.