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Improving Your Grant Applications, Herne Bay

12th December

Improving Your Grant Applications, Herne Bay


Fundraising from grant-making bodies:

Improving your applications

With support from Kent County Council, West Kent Communities is running affordable half-day fundraising training courses on behalf of Funding for All and Stronger Kent Communities. Our next courses will be delivered in Tonbridge, Herne Bay and Capel-Le-Ferne. It’s easy to book and costs just £10 per course. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis so book early to avoid disappointment.

Who should sign up?

This course is for those volunteering or working in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) Sector who need to begin or improve their applications to grant-making trusts and/or National Lottery funders. 


What will it cover?

The course will cover:

  • What is a grant-making trust?
    (overview of the sector)

  • Why do applications fail?

  • Principles and planning for trust fundraising.

  • How to research grant-making trusts.

  • Getting evidence of need and outcomes.

  • Writing the application.

  • Dos and don'ts of trust fundraising.


Who will run the course?

The course will be run by Kathy Roddy, a qualified and experienced fundraising trainer with more than 20 years in the voluntary sector, first as executive director of a national animal welfare organisation, then, since 2000, as a fundraising trainer and consultant. She is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and holds their Certificate in Fundraising Management. Kathy has recently co-authored an MA module with the University of Kent Centre for Philanthropy on the ‘Art and Science of Fundraising’. Through both training and consultancy, Kathy has helped charities and voluntary groups raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes.

How can I find out about future courses?

We plan to run this course in a further five Kent districts during 2017. We also plan to run three more specialist courses. To get email notifications about future courses, please phone Pauline Smith on 01732 749426 or email your contact details to: 

How to book 

See below for details of our next four courses. Each course costs just £10 (including VAT). You can  book your course and pay (on Eventbrite’s secure payment system) using a debit or credit card.  You will find out straight away if you have a place. Please note this is the same course repeated and you should attend only once. 






12th December


10am - 1pm


Kent Enterprise House, The Links
Herne Bay, Canterbury, CT6 7GQ
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12th December


2pm - 5pm


Kent Enterprise House, The Links
Herne Bay, Canterbury, CT6 7GQ
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Training organised by West Kent Communities (West Kent Extra Ltd. Registered charity no. 1104621. Company no. 4986819) working on behalf of the Stronger Kent Communities consortium. 

Date/Time:12-Dec-2017 14:00
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