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Target Audience

This session is designed for those who are new to writing grant applications, or those who would like feedback on applications they are currently completing.

Outline

How do we make successful grant applications? This workshop provides an opportunity to identify the challenges and the most common mistakes applicants make. Participants should come away with a better understanding of appropriate language & wording to help better make the case for their grant application.

Target Audience

Anyone involved in preparing and approving budgets and managing an organisation’s resources.

Outline

Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations have a responsibility to manage their money and other resources properly. Budgeting is an essential management tool that helps such organisations manage resources effectively. This workshop is for anyone involved in the process of budgeting and managing an organisation’s resources.

The main areas covered will be:

  • What a budget is and the typical content
  • The budgeting process and how it fits into the charity’s annual and strategic planning processes
  • Benefits (and potential downsides) of budgeting
  • Tips for preparing a budget
  • Measuring actual outcomes against budgets
  • Importance of review and update
  • The workshop will include practical examples and exercises and will encourage participants to relate the principles to their own charity.