Proposal Development: Putting it all on paper

Event Date

Monday, 9th September 2019

1:30 pm

Topic:  Putting it all on paper 

Location: Raeburn Room, Mansfield Traquair House, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB  

Time: 13:30-17:00  

Date: Monday 9th September  

Who is it for: this workshop series will be useful for small charities who would like to work towards re-submitting a previously unsuccessful proposal, or those who are looking to put together future proposals. It will be particularly useful for members who are unfamiliar with the implications of donor policies/ requirements on project proposals (e.g. Scottish Government, Department for International Development).  

Session objectives:  

  1. Identify industry best practice writing a project proposal for DFID or the Scottish Government  

  1. Understand what language and evidence that development donors expect you to use within applicants 

  1. Explain the project’s vision for success, how it fits within wider different development strategies and the added value of the Scotland-based organisation delivering it 

  1. Use different methodologies to check a proposal is ready to submit and meets the criteria for assessment  

Why you should attend:  

Are you confused about whether to use development fuzzwords like capacity building and adaptive programming in your grant application? Unsure how to describe your project's work within the Sustainable Development Goals framework? Uncertain whether to cite academic research to evidence your project proposal?

If the answer is yes to any of those questions, then this is the workshop for you!  

We will introduce you to various techniques to help you check that your project proposal is ready to submit and meets donors' expectations. The session will cover important considerations like what language to use or avoid, how to convey your organisation’s added value and what donors are looking for when they mark your proposal.  

Members’ application success rate:  

Over 75% of Alliance members who got application support for Scottish Government small grants funding last year were successful in their grant applications. 


Please note that spaces for this training session are capped at ten to ensure that there is a conducive learning environment. Places are limit to one attendee per member organisation.   

This training session is free for Alliance members. Not yet a Member? Find out how to join The Alliance or contact us if you have any questions about membership.  

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