BVSC has successfully secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund Covid-19 Relief, to support the sector with accessing funding opportunities.

If you are interested in improving your chances in writing successful funding applications or winning new business, you will be interested in our series of webinars that we will be running throughout the rest of the year.

BVSC are working with 4frontpartners who will deliver a 12 part series of one-hour webinars looking at different aspects of business development and submitting funding applications.


Webinar topics

Each week we will be covering a separate topic as follows:

  1. Week one (26/10): Understanding your market and commissioner
    1. The policy context
    2. The importance of knowledge
  2. Week two (2/11): Business Development – the building blocks
    1. Pipeline
    2. BD approaches
  3. Week three (9/11): Developing your business plan
    1. Setting a new business plan
    2. Developing objectives and milestones
    3. Reviewing and refreshing
  4. Week four (16/11): Funding sources #1
    1. Government funding sources
    2. Grants and awards
    3. Commercial funding and partnerships
  5. Week five (23/11): Defining your value
    1. Features and benefits of your service
    2. Articulating your value to different customers
  6. Week six (30/11): Bid strategy and management
    1. To bid or not to bid
    2. Planning and task assignment
    3. Pricing and commercial modelling

How to book

You can choose to attend the whole series or pick and choose the subjects that are of most interest to you. You must, however, book a place on each individual session separately. You can do this by clicking the relevant links above which will take you through to more details and a booking form.

The trainer will contact you a few days in advance of each session with joining instructions including a Zoom link.

About the Trainer

Tony Carr, director of 4frontpartners will deliver the webinars. Tony has spent over 15 years working in business development across several areas including employment and skills, criminal justice, diversity and inclusion and related sectors.

Tony has worked within the senior management team across commercial, public sector and third sector organisations, bringing breadth and unique perspective. He is passionate about developing quality services and working with charities, voluntary organisations and the social enterprise sector.

If you have any questions please email [email protected].

We hope you can join us!


Apply for support from BVSC through the National Lottery Community Fund Covid-19 Relief

BVSC has also secured funding to support up to 50 organisations in Birmingham impacted financially by Covid-19 and/or who require support to apply for funding. This support includes up to four days consultancy. Click the link below to find out more and check whether your organisation is eligible

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