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bid writing

asphaleia boost provides a range of professional and high quality bid-writing services for clients from all sectors, including charities, training providers, CVS’ and public sector bodies. We are passionate about making a difference and we tailor all of our services to individual clients’ needs.

Completion of one-off bids – from £850 +VAT

This is our most popular service. If the client already knows which funder it wishes to apply to, boost can produce high quality one-off bids with input from the client at all stages of the process. Past successes include: £1.6m from the Skills Funding Agency for a training organisation, £86k from Children in Need for a youth work charity and £249k from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities fund for a mental health project. So far in 2014, we have won two Big Lottery Reaching Community bids, Lloyds TSB and seen two Comic Relief bids through to second stage.

Ongoing bid-writing contract – from £340 +VAT per day

For numerous funding applications, an ongoing contract for six months to one year may offer cost savings. boost can tailor bid-writing contracts to suit a client’s needs, but a standard contract would provide four days of bid-writing support per month.

Scoping of bid-writing opportunities – from £400 +VAT

For organisations aware they need funding, but without a specific funding body in mind, boost offers a bespoke service producing a detailed report of current funding opportunities most suited to that client’s priorities and budget. Using our extensive library of bid-writing resources, including grant directories, subscriptions to funding websites and contacts with funding bodies, many organisations find we can add depth to their own bid-writing research.

Bid review services – from £90 +VAT

Our bid review sessions provide unique 1:1 feedback on bids already at draft stage. Clients bring the first draft of a bid with boost giving feedback and suggestions on each answer. Usually done from the boost office, clients find the time, space and 1:1 aspect of this service unique in helping them to develop their bid and their capacity at the same time. Recent wins for boost reviews include Lewisham Council, Children in Need and Tudor Trust.

Bid-writing training – bespoke to your needs

Our one-day training session can be delivered at a client’s premises for groups of up to eight attendees. Tailored to the client’s specific needs, this session aims to give attendees an insight into how to produce winning funding applications. Content includes understanding the components of a strong bid, practice at producing responses with peer feedback and reviewing real responses from winning bids.

“Asking boost to co-ordinate our fundraising strategy has proved to be one of our best business decisions”

To find out more, give us a call on 01903 228093 or email

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