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

Discovering Papercrafts

Discover Papercraft!

With Happy Accident Studios

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Cardmaking has been around for a long time, but if you feel you’re a bit late to the party, there’s no such thing! Discover Papercraft is designed to help you even if you have never made a single card before. If you’re acquainted with the basic skills of papercraft, but would like to do something a little different, we’ve got that too. There’s a little something for everyone!

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In November and December, we started out from scratch– the absolute basics. We covered the use of a paper trimmer, matting and layering, and basic card layout ideas. 

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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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Throwback Thursday

Keepsake Bunnies

April 2015

 

20150414_21445120150414_213450 All these bunnies were handmade using memorable pieces of clothing or fabrics and were machine & hand sewn by Medway participants. For all of Unravel & Unwind’s classes visit our website or for shorter more general information sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Throwback Thursday

Learn as we go – Felting

May 2015

 

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This is from one of our experimental sessions. One photo and three different artist. We had a lot of fun during this session. Our felt group meet once a month and are peer led, rather than having a tutor. For up to date information of our groups and workshops subscribe to The Weekly Drop

 

Getting Crafty For Beginners

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For some people, getting into arts and crafts can seem a bit of daunting prospect; material cost, learning the basic skills to create the various things buzzing around in your head and figuring out exactly what you’d like to try first can all appear to be insurmountable barriers.

Trust me though, they aren’t.

If you’re looking to learn some new skills, or just polish up some rusty ones, I have some good news for you. Continue reading “Getting Crafty For Beginners”

Upcycled Memory Shirt tutorial

 

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How to make a shirt into a cushion cover

This will be my first tutorial, so do please bear with me. I was asked last week if I could turn some shirts into cushion covers. Of course I said yes, it can’t be hard to do. Then I was asked to ensure that the shirts stay intact. Continue reading “Upcycled Memory Shirt tutorial”

Being creative really is good for you…

Learn as we go... Felting
Learn as we go… Felting

This weekend we were joined by Bobbie who is taking part in the 100 Job Challenge. Bobbie has an unusual migraine disorder that meant that for a long time she was unable to work. When she felt ready to rejoin the employment world, like many she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do that would work well with her illness. So she set about the challenge of trying 100 different jobs while raising awareness of MVBD (Migraine variant balance disorder) and funds for 2 charities, The Mediatation Trust and K.O.R.E Therapy. Both organisations have been at the forefront of Bobbie’s road to recovery.

Our November Learn as we go… Felting group was Job #26 for Bobbie and to say she had a great day with us would be an underestimation. Just read what she had to say about working at Unravel & Unwind CIC here and you will understand what I mean by saying Creativity really is good for you. Don’t just take my word for it, read Bobbie’s words.

If Bobbie has inspired you to come along and take part then do please feel free to “drop in” or try out any of our workshops. If Felting is something you would like to try, then our next session is on 13th December, but please do ensure you book up first as it does fill up fairly quickly.

Opening Hours
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Have a lovely and creative week ~ Faye