Training Courses


Securing additional funding and resources is becoming more important than ever for schools and pre-schools. A number of half-day training courses will be delivered by Stephen Wright at a variety of venues, details below. Places are limited on each course and must be booked and paid for in advance.

The course will enable schools and pre-schools to learn good practice relating to fundraising, for example, how to write an exceptional grant funding application, understand what grant funding sources are available and how to be persuasive and confident when approaching local businesses for additional cash or 'in kind' resources. The relaxed and informative session will help you prepare an application or appeal to stand the best chance of success. There will be an opportunity for delegates to share successful fundraising ideas and learn about new ones.

During Stephen's 12 years as an External Funding Adviser at Cheshire County Council, he wrote and advised on grant funding bids which secured over £ 7.5million into Cheshire for schools alone (eg. National Lottery and Government Grants). He also advised secondary schools on the sponsorship seeking process for Specialist Status bids and delivered a similar fundraising course as part of Cheshire's INSET programme. Testimonials confirm the quality of his training and advice.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: School Business Managers, Bursars, Heads, Deputies, PTA, Governors and Finance / Administrative Support Staff with a role in identifying and securing additional resources.

COST PER PERSON:The cost of the half-day course is £89 + VAT for the first delegate, then £59 + VAT for second and subsequent delegates from the same school or pre-school.

TIMINGS: All morning courses will start promptly at 09.15hrs and finish at 12.15hrs; all afternoon courses will start promptly at 13.15hrs and finish at 16.15hrs. Each venue will be open 30 minutes prior to the start time for tea/coffee, registration and networking. The cost includes a comprehensive delegate pack.

HOW TO BOOK: Simply select the date/venue of your choice from the list below, then click on 'book now' and complete the Booking Form. Please complete all relevant boxes, then submit as per the options on the form.

When your Booking Form is received, you will be sent confirmation within 5 working days that a place on your chosen date has been provisionally allocated to you. If your chosen date is fully booked, we will contact you to arrange an alternative option. Together with the provisional confirmation, we will send you an invoice requesting full payment. You can pay by BACS or cheque; we do not take credit/debit cards. When your full payment is received, we will then write to confirm your place is reserved. We must receive full payment prior to attendance or your place cannot be guaranteed. Final arrangements will be sent to you approximately 7 working days prior to your course, including a programme for the session and directions to venue.

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If you have a query about any aspect of the training course, please telephone Stephen Wright on 01829 733220 or 07827 933863, or email
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