GRANT WRITING FOR WILDLIFE COSERVATION
Dates: 13th March - 1st May, 2024
Length: 7 Weeks
Learning hours: 4 per week
Last sign up date: 13th March, 2024
WHY ARE GRANT WRITING SKILLS IMPORTANT?
The competition for every conservation grant is huge, so you have to get a lot of things right to have any chance of success. To even begin to be considered, you will have to present an impact-focused application that aligns exactly with donor requirements. That alone, however, may not be enough. You will also need to create a well structured application filled with compelling, well-written content, in which all key points are either justified and/or backed up with hard evidence.
Beyond that, you can increase your chances further by astute use of graphics, photos, quotes, and graphs to highlight key information and bring the application to life. Once you have completed the Grant Writing for Wildlife Conservation course, you will be able to meet all these requirements and more. More importantly, for the rest of your career, you will be able to raise more funds to support the conservation work you are most passionate about.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
You will learn how to write an impact-focused grant application for any type of conservation project.
Specifically, you will learn how to:
Select the right grant
Prepare a well written, well presented, high-impact, evidence-based application
Create log frames that match donor criteria
Process your application effectively
GOOD TO KNOW
TUTORIAL VIDEOS: Sent out a week before each group session
LIVE GROUP SESSIONS: Live online sessions on Wednesday 20th Mar, 27th Mar, 3rd Apr, 17th Apr, 24th April and 1st May at 10:30am GMT, lasting 1.5 hours. (N.B. UK clocks change on the 31st March, so the last 4 sessions are UK BST).
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: If you start the course but either don't think it is right for you or can't complete it for any reason then we will give you a full refund (minus £15 admin fee) up to 14 days from the start of the course.
Or if you have any questions, please get in touch.
For more information, please check out our terms and conditions and FAQ.
HOW WILL YOU LEARN?
All our courses are designed using modern adult learning practices that build in reflection, relevancy and practice to all our training materials and exercises.
At the start of each training week of the course you will be sent an instructional video that you can watch at your own pace and whenever it suits you best. Sometimes the video will suggest a short activity to complete to help you practice and learn. You can then use these videos, which contain everything you need to know, to revise for the exam.
WHAT WILL THE LIVE TRAINING SESSIONS BE LIKE?
At the end of each training week there will be a live, expert-lead, online group session. Each week there will be two live session times for you to choose from so that it is easier for you to fit them in to your schedule. This session will enable you to work together with your instructor and fellow trainees to really test out and build your confidence in the approach. These sessions are also a great opportunity to build connections with other conservationists from all over the world, working on a wide range of conservation topics.
One moment you could be chatting to a CEO of a rewilding enterprise from Ireland and the next moment taking to a student studying climate change in Bangladesh. Overall, these sessions will really make your learning experience a richer more enjoyable experience so try to come along if at all possible. However, these live group sessions are not compulsory so if you miss some or even all of them, we will still send you the recordings so that you can catch up on anything you missed.
HOW WILL YOU EARN YOUR CERTIFICATE?
At the end of this course there will be a multiple choice exam, that you have to pass to earn your certificate. Earning your certificate in this way is important to demonstrate to yourself and others (e.g. employers) that you have attained a high standard in this key skill set.
However, the exam is nothing to worry about. If you need more time or any kind of additional support for the exam then the instructor is there to help. Most people pass first time and there is a free retake it for anyone that doesn't.
Once you earn your certificate you will be added to our WildTeam global skills directory.
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PROFESSIONAL
You will also be on your way to becoming a certified Wildlife Conservation professional.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Liane has experience working on conservation projects around the globe, from coral reef restoration and sea turtle population monitoring, to Asian Elephant reintegration and bird population surveys.
She is passionate about engaging local communities in conservation and loves getting their perspective on conservation issues and solutions.
In her free time you can find her running or hiking, and she also loves to free dive (when she has access to a warm ocean!).
She is a big animal enthusiast and is always keen to hear new weird animal facts!