MAJOR BIDS
We work with clients to develop major bids in response to specific opportunities, such as grants and/or contracts from national or local Government in the UK and overseas, European Union and Commission programmes, National Lottery funders and other major grant-makers.
This service can be charged on a fixed fee or day rate basis. We do not undertake bid writing on a commission basis.
The process typically includes:
  • A free review of the grant/tender documentation to identify your eligibility and what is required to prepare the bid, alongside an initial conversation to understand your proposed approach. At this point we can provide a fixed fee or day rate quote.
  • Review of relevant internal documentation.
  • Discussions/workshops with key staff (and partners where relevant) regarding the proposed project/service, including support as required to develop outcomes frameworks and delivery plans.
  • Preparation of and management of the bid development plan, which will be shared with key staff to confirm actions and timescales.
  • Writing and refining content to meet requirements, provide evidence and set you apart from competitors.
  • On-going review process which will challenge the information given, general text, format, layout and overall style of the bid, where appropriate.
  • An independent peer review from a second consultant.
  • Compliance check to ensure all eligibility, criteria and supporting information requirements are met.
  • Milestones and deadlines are managed effectively throughout.
  • Unlimited telephone support for all personnel involved in the production of the bid.

CASE STUDIES

HEALTHPROM

HealthProm is an international NGO with over 30 years’ experience of supporting vulnerable children through strengthening families and communities, improving access to health and social services, and promoting access to education. HealthProm works with local communities and partners in countries of the former Soviet Union and Afghanistan.

We have worked with HealthProm to develop successful funding bids to the Department for International Development, Grand Challenges Canada and UNICEF, securing six figure grants for transformational programmes in Tajikistan and Ukraine.
Alex helped us to, not only develop our cases for support, but to look at funders differently and be more clear on what we should focus on. Alex helped us to identify new funders and develop large proposals which have been successful. Alex asks the right questions and has worked very well with our project managers to get the required information within tight deadlines.

Tanya Buynovskaya, Director of Operations

If you would like to discuss a major bid opportunity, get in touch