Since January 2018 we have been working with Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackburn University, and third sector organisations within the Blackburn area to create new and collaborative projects to submit for funding. We have held monthly workshops in both Blackburn and at Lancaster University to give people from these various backgrounds the opportunity to get together and generate ideas.Continue reading Bid writing retreat: day one
On the 30th May we had our fifth bid writing workshop here at the Imagination Lab. This was planned as a full day workshop in order to allow those currently writing bids to have some time to research and write without distractions.Continue reading Workshop Five
Held in Blackburn Library our fourth workshop was a different format to the ones we’d held previously.
In response to questions regarding funding sources we dedicated the major part of the session to discussing different places to access funding for projects and the characteristics and opportunities for each.Continue reading Workshop Four
The third of our bid writing workshops was held in Blackburn with Darwen council offices on the 28th March 2018.
This workshop included a range of representatives from various third sector organisations from the Blackburn with Darwen area. We’d sent out a ‘what are your interests’ form beforehand to prime people to come prepared – we wanted to not only give them an idea of what themes and bids were already being worked on but also allow them the opportunity to think ‘outside the box’ and consider a wider scope of possibilities.Continue reading Workshop Three
We held the second of our bid writing workshops here in the Imagination Lab on the 28th February 2018. Despite the snow we had partners travelling from the depths of East Lancashire and the wilds of Glasgow and after warming up with a hot drink and a biscuit we got down to business.Continue reading Workshop Two