Guidance – paying for professional bid-writing

There are occasions when charities, voluntary groups and social business may decide to pay someone external to the organisation to write a grant application for them. This factsheet, written by infrastructure charity Forum CIO, offers a helpful guide to the things you should take into account when looking for or working with a professional bid-writer.

Forum’s aim in sharing this information is to ensure charities minimise the risks to their organisations and reduce the chances of having a poor experience with bid-writers that may not operate to high standards.