Idox training courses
We run one-day training courses and bespoke sessions for practitioners across the public, private and
voluntary sector to help them develop their funding skills.
Whether you are seeking training on how to identify the most relevant funds for your project; submit
winning grant applications; or become more familiar with funding offered by the EC, our team of knowledgeable
trainers and consultants can help.
- GRANTfinder Product Training
Knowing how to get the best use out of GRANTfinder can have a very positive and real impact on the number and relevance
of the search results identified. Whether it be learning how to model a project or employ Boolean search techniques to run
targeted text searches, the course gives delegates an excellent grounding in how to get the greatest return from GRANTfinder.
- Beginners' courses in funding applications
New to fundraising? Feeling out of your depth? Don't despair! Our new "Get Grant Ready - A beginners course
in funding applications" can guide you through.
- Online beginner's course in funding applications *NEW*
Interested in our Get Grant Ready course, but would prefer an online training session? Try our elearning version of
'Get Grant Ready: A Beginner's Guide to Funding Applications' and have an online training programme sent to your
computer for a three week period.
- Bid writing workshop
This training course will provide delegates with practical bid writing techniques, enabling them to produce
focused proposals, increase their success rates and win new resources for their organisation.
- Effective research proposal training courses
This training course will provide early and mid-career academic staff with the skills to write more effective
research proposals for Research Council and Technology Strategy Board programmes.
- An introduction to European funding
"An introduction to European funding" is an ideal initiation for anyone who is new to the workings
of the EC and who is considering applying for the first time for funding direct from Europe.
- Applying for and managing European funding
Idox Information Solutions runs a number of courses designed for people who are applying for funding or
managing European projects.
- Effective tender writing
Effective tender writing is ideal for staff in voluntary and public sector organisations who wish to improve
the skills and confidence they need in responding to first-stage contracting opportunities.
Idox Information Solutions is proud to be a certified member of the CPD Certification Service. This means that the further
learning value and structure of our training courses have been approved as conforming to CPD guidelines.
We are committed to ensuring:
- Our marketing information and course material is easy to understand.
- Learning outcomes are specified.
- Our delegates receive follow-on support after the course has taken place.
- High-quality training where the content of the course is always appropriate for the audience.
- Our material is updated to reflect changing needs.
GRANTfinder Product Training Courses
Sector Specific Courses
The day is very intensive, and alternates between in-depth presentations and
group activities on case studies. Each trainee is provided with their own laptop.
These intimate courses provide an opportunity for attendees to meet other people
who work in the funding environment and to share best practice.
click here for a typical programme outline
Training investment: £155 plus VAT per person.
Next training dates:
Inhouse Training Courses
This option is most suitable when you have a group of colleagues who wish to improve their searching skills on GRANTfinder.
A member of the Training team will come down to your offices for the day. Depending on how many people require training, you then have the choice of organising:
Each session lasts up to 2 hours.
- Two introductory GRANTfinder training course - one in the morning and one in the afternoon ΤΗτ with a total of 6 delegates in each course. This is suitable when you have a larger number of people who require training.
- One intensive one-day GRANTfinder training course ΤΗτ comprising a session in the morning and a second session in the afternoon, this course is suitable when you have a more focused group of up to 6 people who require more in-depth training on getting the best out of GRANTfinder.
£695 plus VAT *
The above prices exclude travel expenses (charged at 45p per mile from the Idox offices in Wilmslow, Cheshire), plus overnight expenses (where warranted by the distance involved).
* In order to qualify for the special price of £695, the training must be completed on the same day.
A PC connected to the Internet and linked to a projector and enough PCs connected to the Internet
for each attendee to have hands-on use.
The courses are presented by experienced senior GRANTfinder Researchers who draw on an
in-depth knowledge gained by continual monitoring of the funding environment.
"Much more enjoyable than most system-based courses ΤΗτ thank you very much"
Bill Orson, Newbury College.
"Provided me with the information to carry out more refined searches that will save me time and energy"
Pat Royle-Evatt, Wakefield MDC.
"After using GRANTfinder without any training for 1-’ years, I realise I have not used it to its full potential. It will now make my job easier so that I can work more efficiently and effectively"
Suzanne Owen, Safer South Gloucestershire.
"Very good and well-paced so took information in and now feel confident will be able to navigate the site with success"
Caron Boulghassoul, Groundwork Greater Nottingham.
Further information and booking
Contact us on tel: 0844 874 0739 for more information
or Click here to access our on-line contact form.
Click here to download a training brochure
GRANTfinder training: typical programme outline
The GRANTfinder training course combines a presentational angle and intensive
hands-on work. It is designed to ensure that you become proficient with every aspect of the database
and will change your approach to future searches.
The typical format of a one-day course is as follows:
Introduction to the course
Identifying Funding for Your Projects - Covering the principles of the GRANTfinder Project Search including how to: choose the most relevant project activities; set up a location group unique to your area; edit search results; and produce a final report of funding opportunities.
Individual work on case studies
Other ways to search GRANTfinder
My Resources - Becoming 'Fund Ready' - Accessing Special Features to help you put together key documents (eg constitution, fundraising strategy, business plan and budget) to accompany your applications; and Saved Searches and Account Information
Have a Go ΤΗτ Practise running a variety of searches on GRANTfinder
Maintaining a Watching Brief over Funding Changes - Learn how to keep up-to-date with new funding opportunities and upcoming deadlines through our interactive Update Bulletin, Deadlines Database, Newsflash service and Auto Update Notifications.
Putting Together a Strong Application - Learn how tracking policy trends can help bolster your application.
Marketing GRANTfinder within your organisation
"Quick Fire Quiz"
If you would like further information, please contact the Training Department on Tel:
0844 874 0739, or Click here to access our on-line contact form.