Children in Need Funding Masterclass

Event aims

How do you submit an eye catching, outstanding application and stand out from the crowd to secure that grant?

This training aims to improve your knowledge and understanding of the Children In Need grants programmes, leading to the submission of stronger applications.

This workshop will help you present your organisation or project and submit a high quality funding application. A question and answer session is included, providing an opportunity to raise questions about what makes an application stand out.

Our funding expert, Nicky Smith, will talk you through the criteria for the funding programme and the application process.

This live, interactive training will be delivered on Zoom.

Who should attend 

This training is suitable for organisations and charities working with disadvantaged children and young people.

(N.B. Children in Need does not provide funding for open access play areas)

Please note this training event is currently only available to organisations and groups based in North Yorkshire or delivering services within North Yorkshire.

What will you learn 

This training will help you:

  • Improve your bid writing skills
  • Understand what organisations and projects can be funded
  • Understand how applications are assessed and the common reasons for rejection
  • Understand outcomes and indicators for your project
  • Understand how to involve young people in the planning and implementation of a project
  • How to ensure your project is properly costed out.


Nicky Smith has 16 years’ experience as a funding advisor, securing substantial funding for hundreds of voluntary organisations including village halls, play areas, health and social care groups and youth clubs across North Yorkshire.

How to book

Please scroll down to book your place. Closing date is Friday 5 March at 12pm.

If you have any questions about booking or invoicing please contact or telephone 01904 704 177.


Attendees can receive refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before the event date.

Please note that non-attendance on training you have booked on will require the full payment, this also applies to bursary and funded places. This is to allow as many participants as possible to access our training. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.


This event is free to organisations in North Yorkshire with an income of up to £5k thanks to funding from North Yorkshire County Council.

Places for other organisations are £24 each (£20 +VAT).

If you are a small organisation that would struggle to attend this training a small number of bursary places may be available, please contact or 01904 704 177 to discuss this further.

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