Business Basics – Improving your fundraising bids to Trusts and Foundations

Learn how to improve your fundraising bids to Trusts and Foundations.

About the training

For many organisations, writing applications to Trusts and Foundations is essential, but is time consuming and competitive, and disheartening when you are not successful.

This half day masterclass will offer you top tips into how to increase the success of your bids and avoid some common mistakes.

About the trainer

This training is being delivered by Alex Hendra who is an expert in providing business and finance development support to DDPOs and has 17 years’ experience in roles involving fundraising in the charity sector.

What you will learn

By the end of the masterclass, you will:

  • Be more able to match potential funders to your funding needs
  • Have explored practical tips for increasing your bid success
  • Understood some common pitfalls that result in bid failure
  • Be more confident about writing bids

Who is it for?

This event is for staff or trustees within London’s Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations who have responsibility for fundraising or fundraising strategies

Note: Places are limited so we are currently restricting places to 1 person per organisation.

Business Advice Surgery

During this year, there is the opportunity to book one hour surgery slots with the trainer for business advice (this can be support with actual funding applications). Three surgery slots are available in the afternoon after this masterclass. To book a one hour surgery slot please contact Alex Hendra on


If you require British Sign Language interpreters or have other access or communication requirements, please let us know asap! Booking Deadline for access: one month before the event

Note: We will try to meet all access requests, but cannot guarantee provision if made after this deadline.


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Please note you don’t need to book an additional place for your PA.

Please list your access requirements for this event.

If you are booking more than one ticket, please give the name and email address for each extra person, so we can email them their ticket. Please also give each attendee’s access requirements, if known.