14 10 2021


14:00 - 15:00

Bid Writing for Beginners by CNT Associates

The presentation identifies the essential elements and skills that are necessary to construct and write competitive bids and tenders. This will be especially appropriate for those becoming responsible for designing projects to attract funding from a range of sources including trusts, local authorities, local – regional or central government. We enable attendees to explore bid writing using supportive and accessible learning strategies.


This presentation draws on the experience and knowledge of bidding and commissioning experts with considerable success in their fields.

We will cover:

Sources of Funding – being fit for funding

Understanding the ‘language’ of bidding

The do’s and don’ts for applicants!

Key bid features – including milestones, outputs, activities, results

Common errors

Bid analysis

Bid writing

Learning Objectives

Attendees will be able to:

Focus on key responses required by funders

Translate the language of funding into accessible bid responses

Recognise the difference between active and passive responses

Recognise the difference between strong and less effective applications

Systems Design and responses to scoring regimes

Who Should Attend?

Staff with little or no experience of bid writing from:

Registered charities, Community & Voluntary Sector organisations, colleges, universities, arts organisations, faith organisations, non-government organisations, local authorities, research institutes, Council for Voluntary Services, learning partnerships, business links and associations and training providers, prime contractors, private sector sub-contractors, CCGs, NRF and other regeneration partnerships.