A programme of free support for voluntary and community groups, in particular advice groups, across Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole to help you identify how:

  • strategic planning will help you be more sustainable
  • you can evidence need and the difference you make
  • to improve your funding bids.

Support will be provided by

  • Attending 2 courses
  • Surgeries and 1-2-1 support
  • Access to ongoing support from Bournemouth CVS or Dorset Community Action

Day 1’s objectives are:

  • Explain why strategic planning can help your organisation be more sustainable
  • Describe what should be in a business plan
  • Clearly identify, and evidence, the needs your organisation wishes to meet
  • Clearly describe the link between activities, needs and outcomes
  • Analyse the current and potential sources of income for your organisation
  • Know what other support is available

Day 2’s objectives are:

  • Describe the impact of your project / organisation (including; Need, Aim, Outcomes, Tracking & Activities)
  • Link project tracking to Business/Project Plan
  • Understand how to put all of this information together into a funding bid
  • Recognise what a successful funding letter / application looks like
  • Know what to include in a successful funding bid
  • Understand the secrets to success in writing funding applications.
  • Know what other support is available

Following the courses 1-2-1 support and/or surgeries will be provided to meet delegate needs, for example:

  • Developing a funding strategy
  • Funding searches
  • Review funding bids
  • Develop theory of change/logic model
  • Advice on business planning (overall or specific sections)
  • Improving impact measurement
  • Improving measurement of need
  • Review Sun Tool and Income Spectrums

There are a maximum of 30 places and delegates will need to choose to join the Bournemouth or Dorset courses.

Attendees on this session will be expected to attend Day 2 on 10th September 2015

For further information about the programme please contact either:

Steve Place, Bournemouth CVS, 01202 466130 steve.place@bournemouthcvs.org.uk
Paula Bennetts, Dorsect Community Action, 01202 847612 or 07919 168062,paula.bennetts@dorsetcommunityaction.org.uk

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Location: CLARC, Wimborne

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41-44 King Street,
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