Small Grants Masterclass – to be held on 7th April 2017 – CANCELLED –


This bespoke workshop will be held from 9:30am prompt to 1:30pm at Community Action Wirral, St James Centre, 344 Laird Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 7AL in the Conference Room.

This is a new way to help you walk away with comprehensive information to complete your application … all in 4 hours.  Attend the workshop with your small grants application drafted and end the day potentially ready to submit your application to the funder.

Small Grants funders discussed on the day will include Awards for All, Sport England’s Small Grants, Heritage Lottery’s  Sharing Heritage, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Morgan Foundation and  Children in Need.

We have invited Funding Consultant Peter M Riley to produce the workshop and provide his expertise on the day.  Peter has over 32 years’ Local Government experience working within various Departments including Leisure Services, Planning and Economic Development and latterly Regeneration. For the past 15 years he was Wirral Council’s Project Manager responsible for National Lottery project activity across Wirral. He has assisted hundreds of groups and organisations in successfully applying for National Lottery funding – with grant successes totalling over £26 Million.

Over this time Peter has built up extensive knowledge and expertise in advising clients how to write successful bids, helping to deliver small scale schemes to multi-million pound projects. He was joint founder of the Merseyside Funding Information Portal (MFIP) and has delivered many workshops across Wirral and Merseyside about National Lottery funding opportunities. Peter has also managed National Lottery projects on behalf of Wirral Council so understands the challenges in delivering projects.

The cost per person attending the course will be £50.

To book onto the course please fill in the registration form at 


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