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Useful advice and downloads

This is my advice on sourcing, developing and applying for funding – and what to do when you are successful!

I’ve put together these downloads to help you and your team start to develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to manage your own bidding strategy and applications. If you’d like more specific help or advice do get in touch with me using the form below or by emailing

Useful articles and website links

Directory of Social Change

This website has lots of really useful training including proposal writing and editing for impact.

Funds Online

A comprehensive subscription service giving you access to over 8,000 funders.


A perfect place to look for bid training.

Charity Excellence Framework

Check out their free funding finder directory.

Useful downloads

Writing winning proposals

A useful guide and checklist to help you to write the kinds of proposals that get noticed.

Download the guide

Getting the best from your funders

A useful guide and checklist to help you to create a win-win environment between you and your funders.

Download the guide

Let’s talk

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I’m happy to do that face-to-face on Zoom or Skype etc. We can find out whether or not we would suit each other. Working on bids can be intense and it helps if you know your bid writer and conversely if the bid writer knows and understands your goals. Contact me using the form or by using the email shown below.