FSI Training – Preparing major grant applications and tenders

Thursday 24 January 2019

Both central and local government have moved away from grant-making to commissioning services. This course provides an overview of the expectations of public sector funders, and outlines best practice in bidding to the public sector. The third sector is well-placed to deliver high-quality public services – but small charities need to present themselves as fit-for-purpose to make the most of the opportunities!

This course will be delivered by the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) in partnership with RVA and take place locally in the RVA training room.

Target Audience

This course is for bid writers, service managers, CEOs and senior managers – and anyone who would like to learn more about how to effectively engage in public service commissioning.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the new public sector commissioning environment and models for delivery.
  • Identify opportunities to secure statutory contracts for their charity.
  • Assess whether a consortium approach is suitable, taking into account potential benefits and risks.
  • Research potential supply chain opportunities to subcontract work from larger organisation.
  • Develop a bid which covers key requirements; including aims, services, costs and credibility.

To find out more and book, visit the FSI website here:

Reading January 2019 (24th)


Type of event
Event theme
Voluntary sector
Event date
24 January 2019
Start time
End time
Address line 1
3rd Floor
Line 2
Reading Central Library
Line 3
Abbey Square
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified