Funding workshops with Gayle Wallace

BIDS, PROPOSALS AND HOW TO MASTER THEM!

18 April & 2 May 7pm to 9pm £40

If you’re are perplexed by Proposals or baffled by bids, then this is 2 part workshop is for you!

This is subject 1 of a unique series of workshops designed for anyone who needs to get better at writing bids for funding or producing proposals for contract commissions.

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FROM MANAGING TO MASTERING THE ART OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT!

16 & 30 May 7pm to 9pm £40

If you feel overwhelmed by managing several projects at one time and at times it feels like you just get all the plates spinning nicely, only to find that one has unexpectedly dropped!

If you find it hard to know if you have captured, planned and managed all the potential risks in any project and lack confidence in having covered all the bases? Then this should have you project managing like a pro!

This unique two-part workshop will help you to effectively manage your work (no matter how many projects you have going at a time and furthermore, you will be able to quantify the value you have added to any initiative you are managing!

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MONITORING & EVALUATION, THE SKILL OF QUANTIFYING YOUR IMPACT!

13 & 27 June 7pm to 9pm £40

How do you know whether what you do is of value? Can you demonstrate the impact of your work? Do you know how to develop and improve your performance? Why does this matter?

Either as an organisation, relying on bidding for funds, or as a business, you are always, ‘only as good as your last job!’ Learning how to monitor what you do and evaluate how well it has gone are invaluable tools for increasing your likelihood of being successful in applying for grants from funding bodies or winning future contract commissions.

Run over two sessions this workshop will provide you with a sound understanding of the principles of monitoring, that will give you the key resources to gather the information that evidences your value.

You will learn how to evaluate your work in a way that is both meaningful to your professional development and service delivery but also demonstrates your ability to improve.

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Drawing on over 30 years of writing successful bids, providing grant funding for organisations, managing multi-layered projects from a £7,000,000.00 budget as well as successfully and continually writing work proposals for contracts with the Department of Health, Greater London Authority, Department of work and pensions, several Local Authorities, Estate Action, New Deal for communities, Sure Start Programmes, Single regeneration Bids Well Communities, Charities and many more. Gayle Wallace will give you a complete array of tools that you can use to either secure contracts as a business person or greatly improve your chances of successfully applying for funding to voluntary, statutory and charitable sector funders.

G.W TRAINING & CONSULTANCY LTD

G.W Training & Consultancy Ltd is a consultancy and training organisation, delivering high-quality services across a range of areas. The director Gayle Wallace has over 30 years of experience in providing Project management, research, impact assessment, training and facilitation for the Public, Private and voluntary sector.  Key to every aspect of G.W Training & Consultancy Ltd’s work is the level of personal and professional development offered to individuals and organisations ensuring that they are more empowered to fully take on new challenges and opportunities.

The director Gayle Wallace – also founded the Women Who Want Change personal empowerment programme 17 years ago and is passionate about the personal and professional development of women. Gayle is additionally the director of the company named after the programme Women Who Want Change Ltd.

Further information can be found at www.gwtrainingandconsultancy.com & www.womenwhowantchange.com

Can Draw? Will Draw!

Can Draw? Will Draw! – Goes through my mind regularly…

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So how about you? And what can we do to help you?

Did you know that we run 3 regular art classes in Medway, Kent every week? And we have just added 3 more stand alone classes over 3 months too.

Want to know more? Keep reading

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Monday Morning Chit Chat

Morning Chit Chat 21 Nov 2016

Just in case you haven’t already heard we are now streaming live on Monday mornings at 10:30 GMT/BST on our Facebook page. During our streams we will be covering up coming events, news, show & tell and anything else that grows organically from the stream.

We have also chosen to record the streams so that other peeps on the internet can watch the playbacks. These recordings will be available on our YouTube channel and of course over here too. So without further ado, here is our next live stream from the Unravel & Unwind studio.

 

Monday Morning Chit Chat 14/11/2016

Morning Chit Chat 14 Nov 2016

Just in case you haven’t already heard we are now streaming live on Monday mornings at 10:30 GMT/BST on our Facebook page. During our streams we will be covering up coming events, news, show & tell and anything else that grows organically from the stream.

We have also chosen to record the streams so that other peeps on the internet can watch the playbacks. These recordings will be available on our YouTube channel and of course over here too. So without further ado, here is our first ever live stream from the Unravel & Unwind studio.

 

Supporters Spotlight

Supporter Spotlight – Nicola

 

This week we are talking to Nicola.  She started coming to Unravel about 9 months ago, really wanting to learn how to embroider like her Nan used to. She had a fantastic idea of recording her progress in an embroidery book so she could see how she was getting on.


All these months later, her book is almost full and she has even framed some of her favourite projects.  She loves coming every week and says that it makes her feel calm and happy being here.

We are absolutely delighted to see how far she has come with her craft.and look forward to seeing her every Thursday morning.

 The Weekly Drop features news, hints and tips and more reflections from our supporters

Plan – Create – Grow in 2016

Change your life, biz + the world!

How to create your own shining biz and life!

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“The 2016 Create Your Shining Year Biz & Life workbooks and brand spankin’ new weekly planner are incredibly popular & useful tools to help you plan out & make happen your most incredible year in life or business (or both!).
Over the last seven years, thousands of women have used these goals workbooks with the most amazing results. It’s the best planning tool available to help you make your year your most exceptional yet!
Used by entrepreneurs, artists, mamas, creatives, coaches, teachers and women of all ages, the Creating Your Shining Year workbooks + daily planner are filled with powerful worksheets to help you create your amazing new year.”

Fellow female friends, we are enjoying the journey towards making 2016 Our Shining Years with Leonie Dawson’s workbooks for non-profit organisations.

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Guest Feature

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The Historic Dockyard, Chatham April 2016

Kron the Mad 

Kron aka Kieran is a regular visitor and supporter at U&U CIC and has been a prominent feature since 2014.

I have watched Kron the Mad grow from strength to strength over the last 2 years and it gave me great joy when I was scrolling Facebook this morning and found out that he not only has opened a store on Redbubble but also on Etsy.

A little bit about Kron – Kron The Mad is an artist/Yeti located in Kent. Hairy and bizarre, this mythical woodland creature creates paintings, sculptures and many odd doodles. His artistic sensibilities range from high concept fine art to erratic brain-farts that need to be exorcised and trapped in whatever media is at hand.

When he’s not lurking in the background of people’s photos being all hairy and what-not, he’s busying himself creating a variety of artistic abominations and generally volunteering at his local community arts & crafts drop-in centre Unravel & Unwind CIC, where his work can be purchased in person when not exhibiting at local events.

 

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Embrace Series – 2015

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Deep She Drank – 2015