Garfield Weston Foundation Funding Masterclass – postponed

Training Date: 05 August 2020

Wednesday 5 August 2020, 10am – 4pm, LCVS, 151 Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2AH

Garfield Weston Foundation Funding Masterclass - Postponed

This session guides participants through the process of applying to the Garfield Weston Foundation, taking into account the specifics of each of the foundation's priority areas. You will pick up lots of tips for effective bid writing that will help you to develop a strong case for your project.

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, charitable grant-making foundation, which supports a wide range of causes across the UK; donating over £62 million annually. Almost 2,000 charities across the UK benefit each year from grants made by the foundation. They range from small community and volunteer projects to large national organisations whose work focuses on the arts, education, youth, health, museums and heritage, community, environment, faith, and welfare.

Despite this range, there is a common theme. To be successful, charities must demonstrate that they are meeting a need effectively - with clear outcomes and benefits, good leadership, sensible business plans, and a commitment to excellence. In addition, CIC’s and social enterprises are not eligible for funding from the Garfield Weston Foundation. Applicants must be able to demonstrate registered charity status.

The foundation makes grants based upon the income of an organisation. Project and unrestricted revenue grants can be awarded at a level usually around 10-20% of a charity's income, whilst awards for capital projects are normally awarded at 10% of the capital cost.

On this training day you will learn:

  • to understand the principles and processes required to access Garfield Weston funding
  • methods you can use to develop and present your project, taking into consideration the foundation’s key priority areas
  • about evidencing need and developing your project outcomes and impact
  • to explore methods for developing your project budget
  • to explore techniques for writing high quality funding applications

This session is for you if you have already been involved in writing applications to small/medium charitable trusts and now want to develop revenue bids focused on the Garfield Weston Foundation's key priority areas.

If you are new to project development and bid writing, we recommend that you attend our Introduction to Fundraising training first. That session is taking place on Thursday 13 February 2020 - click here to visit the Introduction t o Fundraising page. If you have missed it, contact our Capacity Building team to arrange a meeting.

Please note: all of our funder specific masterclasses have been designed using our in-house experience of working with applicants to prepare and submit successful bids to the referenced funder. In the 2018/19 period, this experience enabled us to secure over £5m of funding for community projects. Where content includes specific input from the funder, this will be explicitly referenced in the description of the session.


5th August 2020 10:00 AM through  4:00 PM
151 Dale Street
L2 2AH
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Phone: 0151 227 5177
Training fee
Charity/Voluntary sector £90.00
Public/Private sector £120.00
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