Get Grant Ready - Funding for Beginners eLearning

Interested in our Get Grant Ready course, but would prefer an online training session? Try our elearning version of ‘Get Grant Ready - Funding for Beginners’ and have an online training programme sent directly to your computer to be completed at your own convenience.

We suggest that the programme will take approximately three hours to complete and that you ideally set aside periods of uninterrupted time. There are some exercises to do and some people may take longer than others with these. However, you’re able to exit at any point and then click the link again later to return to your last position in the programme. Your answers will be retained. Once you’ve completed the course, you have the opportunity to download a pack of helpful information, as well as your own personal CPD Certificate, but after this point your access to the training programme ceases. 

Training investment:

A rate of £99 + VAT for a single user license, or £750 for a multi user licence that covers up to 10 people within your organisation.

We’ll send the unique training access link to your email address and activate it just as soon as we’ve received your payment. To arrange delivery of one or more training programmes, BOOK NOW.

The course is designed specifically for people in the not-for-profit sector who are just getting started in the world of funding, and provides them with the tools needed to write winning funding applications. Covering everything from ‘Different Types of Funder’, to ‘Why Applications Fail’, the programme includes many practical exercises to ensure trainees fully immerse themselves in the course material.

Typical programme outline

Content Foreword 
Module One – Introduction (Context of Funding) 
Module Two – Funding Terminology 
Module Three – Knowing Your Project 
Module Four – Choosing a Funder 
Module Five – Applying for Funding 
Module Six – Turning the Tables – You’re the Funder! 
Module Seven – Do’s and Don’ts of Writing an Application 
Module Eight – Why Applications Fail 
Module Nine – Reviewing Your Application 


“'This is the first time I have ever tried to apply for a grant so my employer Chris Kent from The K9 Project suggested I took this course. First the overview of different funding providers helped me gain a clearer idea of which areas to approach. The specific language they use is great to have at hand. Most of all I thought it was great to experience what it would be like to be a funder as it put it in their perspective, making me realise how key it is to stick to the criteria and be clear and concise about detail. For an introduction to understanding the funding process I would recommend to anyone! Thanks - and let’s just hope I can now put it into practice and it works!”
Kate Bement, Communications Manager, The K9 Project

 “I found it was at the right level for me, being fairly new to funding, and it covered all the relevant areas and key terminology. It was very easy to follow and set out clearly in manageable sections - there wasn't too much information in each section. The exercises were useful and the information booklet is also good for future reference and consolidation of knowledge. The section on 'do's and don'ts' and 'why applications fail?' provided some really useful pointers when helping and advising groups with completing applications, etc. I really enjoyed completing the course!” 

Stephanie Wilcock, External Funding Technical Officer, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

“Thank you for providing me with a very straightforward & yet useful course on grant funding. It was a simple and effective, well thought out course and I am pleased I took it.”
Lizzie Evans, Funding & Publicity Officer, Headway Shropshire

“The course was very easy to use and I found it really useful. It covered all the basics of grants and funding and now I feel much more confident about seeking and writing grants for my employer.” 
Victoria Heneghan, PR & Communications Co-ordinator, Girlguiding North West England

Learning outcomes

  • Clear understanding of first steps of applying for funding
  • Comprehensive understanding of funding terminology
  • Ability to find and choose appropriate funders
  • Understanding of how to approach standard application questions
  • Understanding of how to avoid application pitfalls

CPD Certification Service

Idox is proud to be a certified member of the CPD Certification Service. This means that the further learning value and structure of our training courses have been approved as conforming to CPD guidelines.

We are committed to ensuring:

  • Our marketing information and course material is easy to understand.
  • Learning outcomes are specified.
  • Our delegates receive follow-on support after the course has taken place.
  • High-quality training where the content of the course is always appropriate for the audience.
  • Our material is updated to reflect changing needs.

Contact Us

To find out more please contact our Training department on 0870 333 7101, email or click here to contact us online.

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