As a voluntary and community sector membership organisation offering support, advice and information, operating across Yorkshire and the Humber, we offer funding and governance advice, training, and evaluation support to a wide range of civil society organisations, from residents’ associations to national charities.
Like many similar charities, we want to build the capacity and skills of VCSE organisations to fund their work. This includes providing training sessions on writing good grant applications and tenders, and offering a ‘critical friend’ service to read through applications before they are submitted and give feedback. We also recognise that some organisations choose to pay for grant-writing and tender-writing services, particularly for things like large capital projects.
Using our experience of providing Sector Support services, we have written this guidance sheet for groups that are considering paying an individual or agency to undertake bid-writing on their behalf. You can downoad the guidance as a pdf below