As funding becomes increasingly harder to access, it is becoming more important for small and medium sized organisations to work together to bid successfully for grants. This course will introduce you to the 10 stages of consortium development and show you what the outcomes should be.

What will I learn?training

By the end of this session you will:

  • Scoping and planning before you start your consortium
  • The formation of a working group
  • Development of funding
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Operational development and consortium documentation
  • Incorporation and establishment of an interim board
  • Membership recruitment and due diligence
  • Setting up of a central management hub
  • Bidding for and winning contracts
  • Service delivery

Trainer Details

Following a career spanning 30 years as a teacher, musicians and academic, Gillian Warson decided to move into the voluntary sector. She brings a wealth of training experience having worked with learners from many backgrounds including students, offenders and those with learning difficulties. As Collaboration and Communications Officer at OCVA, Gillian has an in-depth knowledge of groups in Oxfordshire and works with networks across the sector.

Benefits to you

You will leave the session ready to work with other groups to establish a consortium.

Who should attend?

Those who are interested in working with other groups to secure medium and long-term funding, as well as those wishing to apply for one-off pots of money.


Tuesday 20th February 2018


Arrival 9.45am for tea, coffee and networking for a 10am start, the workshop will close at 1pm.


£40 per person for OCVA Members
£50 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
£65 per person from a non-charitable organisation


Oxford Office Furniture Training Suite
The Old Courthouse
Floyd’s Row

There is no parking available, although we are able to provide parking for disabled delegates. For other parking options please click here. The venue is also serviced with good transport links including bus and rail services, more information can be found here.

Enquiries contact:

Telephone:  01865 251946
Email: training@ocva.org.uk

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Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

Step 1: Please register your details with us on the form:

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