Product Training – Inhouse Courses

Our valued inhouse Product Training courses are delivered at a client's own premises. The number of trainees is limited to 6 per session to allow as much personalised support from the trainer as possible.

These courses are most suitable when you have a group of colleagues who wish to improve their searching skills on GRANTfinder or RESEARCHconnect. They are very intensive, and alternate between in-depth presentations and group activities on case studies. Each trainee will require access to a computer and the internet. They will be taught how to improve the number and relevance of funding opportunities they can identify and how to use the system to best effect.

Typical programme outline – GRANTfinder 
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 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 - Practise running a variety of searches on GRANTfinder and where relevant RESEARCHconnect
  • 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.
  • Marketing GRANTfinder within your organisation 

Typical programme outline – RESEARCHconnect
The RESEARCHconnect 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 Research Projects - Covering the principles of the RESEARCHconnect Project Search including how to: choose the most relevant research activities; set up a location group; edit search results; and produce a final report of research funding opportunities.
  • Individual work on case studies
  • Other ways to search RESEARCHconnect
  • 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 - Practise running a variety of searches on RESEARCHconnect
  • 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.
  • Marketing RESEARCHconnect within your organisation

"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 1/2 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

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