Free training for Hall Green community organisations and groups

Hall Green Neighbourhood Network Scheme is running a programme of free training for community organisations, groups and individuals who are providing activities, services and support for older people. The training will cover a range of topics and will help local groups and organisations broaden their skills and enhance their offer, including responding to the challenges of operating during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The first phase of training courses is focused on bid writing, fundraising and sustainability.

We will be advertising more free training and support opportunities over the coming weeks on a variety of topics including marketing, governance, volunteering, wellbeing and digital skills.


  • The sessions are for community groups (including un-constituted groups), individuals and organisations working in Hall Green who provide activities, services and support for older people
  • Staff and volunteers will be able to book to attend
  • A maximum of two representatives from an organisation will be able to attend each session
  • These sessions will all be 2 hour online workshops
  • The Sustainability sessions will have a maximum group size of 15
  • The Bid Writing and Fundraising sessions will have a maximum group size of 20

To book your place

To book your place on any of the below workshops, please email

  • You will need to include your name, role, organisation name and address, email address and phone number in the body of your email.
  • Please remember to state the course title, date and time which you would like to book onto.

Please note that spaces are limited to a maximum of two representatives from each organisation at each session.

We will email you to acknowledge receipt of your booking request and to confirm you have been booked onto your desired workshop.

Bid Writing

This Introduction to Bid Writing Workshop is especially aimed at new and inexperienced bid writers, offering an overview of the grant fundraising process. This session will build your confidence as a fundraiser, you will learn how to identify grant opportunities, gain advice on writing grant applications, and explore the common mistakes made by fellow applicants.

Online 2 hour session (on Zoom), run by Get Grants (

  • Monday 7th December 2020, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Thursday 10th December 2020, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Generating Income & Fundraising Strategies

This Generating Income & Fundraising Strategies workshop offers an introduction into the many different areas of fundraising. The session will support attendees to explore the options that are available to them and consider which will suit their organisation best. Attendees will also consider the importance of a fundraising strategy in helping them to achieve their fundraising aims.

Online 2 hour session (on Zoom), run by Get Grants (

  • Tuesday 19th January 2021, 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Tuesday 26th January 2021, 6:00pm to 8:00pm


This online 2 hour session, run by The Initiative for Social Entrepreneurs CIC (, will take place on Zoom and will cover:

  • Sustainability how to get there and stay there.
  • Are you fit for the future?
  • Be and stay nimble
  • Be present and visible
  • Make existing and new money you have go further
  • Plan your way to sustainability
  • Collaborate
  • Is Digital the answer? Or part of the answer?
  • Tuesday 8th December 2020, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Thursday 21st January 2021, 11am to 1pm

To book your place on any of these workshops, or for more information, please email