Grant Bid Writing

Grant applications can be complex and time consuming and competition is fierce. That is why grant bid writing is a specialist skill and one that most charities cannot afford to have in-house. Sadly, this means that those charities often miss out on funding as a result. Green Shoots aims to tackle this problem by helping small mission-driven charities get a bigger share of the funding pot through our grant bid writing service. Our fundraising team have extensive experiences. We can’t guarantee you success, no one can, but with our help you will improve your chances of a positive outcome and more importantly can concentrate on running your organisation.

We provide a friendly and transparent service: our goal is to get you funding not to profit at your expense. If we don’t think you will be successful we will be honest with you about your chance,  help you find the best funder for your project and help you develop a long term funding strategy that will ensure you have the best chance. We know how to present your project, and yourself, to funders to strengthen your bid.

We offer a range of services from full bid management where we take you from stage 1 and outline applications through to full submission, guiding you through the process and helping you to find the information you need to submit the application, develop partnership relationships to deliver the project or service etc. Or you can use our grant review service to ‘pay-as-you-go’ and only outsource the sections you do not have the experience in-house to complete. Your bid writing consultant will then review each section of the application as you have written it to ensure there are no errors or omissions.

Our bid writing team have worked on successful bids from a variety of funders including BIG lottery , and trusts like Esmée Fairbairn and Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust .

Our are competitive and are set to be as affordable as possible. They are structured so that you can ‘pay-as-you-go’ and can be as involved as you want to be and enjoy control over the bid writing process. We work to your timetable and we don’t demand you pay upfront but instead we regularly invoice against key deliverables. This allows you to monitor the progress of the bid, not charge you for the parts you could easily do yourself and you pay what you can afford, when you can, rather than receive a large bill at the end like other bid writing consultancy services.  Of course we are confident you will be happy with our grant bid writing service: we aim to build long-term relationships with the best organisations across the UK and fundraise with them for years to come.

If you need us to work for a winning bid commission we can but we like to avoid this, where possible, because percentage commissions can often be a far bigger drain on your free reserves than our fee structure. We will first work with you to explore other methods of raising the money to invest in fundraising such as our merchandising or crowdsourcing services. After all your growth is important to us and you can’t grow if you have no free reserves.

To discuss your funding needs further contact us today.