Writing Winning Proposals:
a course on fundraising skills

Course Dates:
18 July –  29 August  2022


Application Deadline:
Midnight (BST) Sunday 17 July 2022

The need for well-designed, well-funded conservation projects has never been more acute as we confront the global climate emergency and biodiversity crisis. That is why the Tropical Biology Association has developed a professional training course on fundraising skills for people who want to make a difference in conservation.

Why attend?

This online course will help you take the next step in your conservation career by giving you:

  • Practical skills for developing winning grant proposals
  • Insights from the funders’ perspective into what funders are looking for
  • Knowledge of how to structure a proposal and communicate your project ideas
  • Expertise and confidence to help you stand out from the crowd

We give one-to-one feedback on your course assignments and no question is left unanswered by our expert tutors.

This dynamic and interactive course combines live teaching sessions with self-paced online learning using TBA’s stimulating virtual learning environment. Our teaching draws on twenty years experience of fundraising and teaching – using real-life examples of best practice and pitfalls to avoid.

The Tropical Biology Association is a charity, launching careers of young conservationists from across Africa and SE Asia. By joining this course you will be supporting our training activities that are launching the careers of the next generation of conservationists.


Taught by the Tropical Biology Association (TBA)
Sponsored by MAVA Fondation Pour la Nature

More Information

Self paced online learning on TBA’s VLE
Three live Zoom sessions

Weekly time commitment:
4 hours

Places: 30

Length: 6 weeks

Price: £360
Scholarships available for students from low-income countries

Course Outcomes

You will leave with the skills and confidence to write a strong funding application.

This is what our modules will cover

  • Understand fundraising from the funders’ perspective
  • Navigate the sections of a grant proposal
  • Decipher different terminology used.
  • Gain the skills and confidence to write a winning proposal
  • Learn about different funding sources and how to approach them
  • Brush up on budgeting

We look forward to seeing you on the course!


How the Course Will Work

18 July – 29 July: Principles of successful fundraising

1 August – 12 August: Writing a winning grant proposal

15 August – 26 August: Strategic fundraising

Who is this course for?

Do you want to boost your career in the conservation and environmental sector? We have designed this course specifically for people who want to develop their professional skills and gain expertise they need to write winning grant applications.


Applications are open until 17th July, please register your place here.

For any questions, please email us.

What Our Students Say

A unique combination of independent learning and Zoom teaching.
I now have the confidence to write  a well-structured, impact-driven proposal.

Sheherazade Conservation science specialist WCS, Indonesia

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