Evidencing Need


Lack of evidence of need in funding applications is a significant reason for failure when applying for grants. This course is for anybody who completes funding applications to grant-making trusts and needs to strengthen their case for support.

We’ll cover:

  • Identifying your primary, secondary and tertiary beneficiaries
  • Different types of evidence: internal and external
  • Research resources: surveys, focus groups and case studies
  • Research resources: academic and statistical
  • Internet research tools
  • How to use your data in funding applications

Benefits to you

Applying the learning from the course will enable delegates to identify and use different types of evidence in funding applications to strengthen their case for support and improve the quality of their funding applications, resulting in raising more money from grant-making bodies!

Delegates will be encouraged to bring their own laptops / tablets to explore research resources for themselves.

Trainer: Kathy Roddy has worked in the voluntary sector for over 25 years. She is a qualified fundraising professional and holds the Institute of Fundraising’s Certificate in Fundraising Management; she is also a Certified member of the Institute. Kathy has been delivering fundraising training courses for the past 17 years and helps her clients to raise significant additional income from a variety of sources, including grant-making trusts, the National lottery funders, livery companies, statutory bodies, local businesses and individuals.

You may also be interested in the afternoon session on Outputs, Outcomes And Impact Assessment.

Need to train an entire team? All of our courses can be tailored to meet your needs and delivered in a way to suit you. Contact us now.

Course Location

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Central Baptist Church
Victoria Road South ,

Location Notes

Central Chelmsford. 3 minute walk from Chelmsford station. Use Park & Ride or for details of car parking see here. High Chelmer is the nearest car park.

7 March 2018
9:30 am - 12:30 pm



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