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Aiming to raise funds for projects or operations? Whether you’re new to the bid writing process or want to scale up your applications, this course will equip you to win.

You’ll understand every stage of the bid writing process from identifying funds to delivering a winning bid, both in the wider strategic and policy contexts and at the nitty-gritty level of practical Dos and Don’ts. After completing this course, you’ll be fully prepared not just for filling in the form, but for the whole journey.

Who is this course for?

Individuals to small-to-medium enterprises aiming to raise funds for projects or operations. The course is suitable for both those who have not been through the bid writing process and those who have some experience but wish to improve their skills or increase the scale of their applications.

For those with existing bids in mind…

Laura will tailor the course for attendees who are targeting specific bids based on their feedback at the start of the day. This is an incredibly valuable addition to the course for those working towards a specific fund, although it is not a requirement and does not affect the core content and activities of the course.

Course syllabus

Morning

10:00 – 11:00 Basic introduction to types and sources of funds
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:45 From application to “doing it” to evaluation plus Dos and Don’ts, tips and tricks

Lunch

12:45 – 13:30 A light lunch will be served

Afternoon

13:30 – 15:30 Trying your hand
15:30 – 16:00 Plenary and finish

Equipment you’ll need

Please bring a computer, tablet or your preferred writing medium to take notes and complete exercises.

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge of sources and types of funding available

Understanding the bid and award process

Understanding the use of language in bid writing

Experience in addressing common questions in bid applications

Awareness of broader considerations beyond filling in the form

Confidence in completing bids

Booking your place

For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book:

Book via Eventbrite

Invoice or PayPal – by phoning 0161 839 6324 or emailing office@madlab.org.uk

Payment by cheque – made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to MadLab 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN

We also accept card payments in person

Please find MadLab’s Cancellation Policy on our website.

Your Tutor

Laura is a producer and consultant specialising in public engagement across the arts, cultural and science/technology sectors. She’s a veteran bid-winner on all scales from  £500 to £500,000, and for organisations large and small. This course is based on training provided in-house to the RSA, Clore Leadership Programme and the British Science Association and this is the first time these materials and exercises will be available to the public.

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6 hours
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£125

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Computer Game Design Workshop at MadFabLab (for ages 8+)

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Calling all aspiring game developers!

In this workshop, you’ll how to make your own fully functional computer game from our onsite experts.

What you’ll learn:

Get the creative ideas flowing by playing on some great game examples

A quick storyboarding and planning session will help you find what type of game you’d like to create

Iron out any problems by testing your game with the group

When your game is finished, we’ll project a live demo on our big screen for the rest of the group to see.

Where available, games will be published online so you can continue to play after the session has ended.

We are offering two types of tickets for this workshop so please ensure you are purchasing correctly:

Design Solo: Create your very own game on your own workstation.

Design Together: Share a workstation with a friend or sibling and design a game together.

Who is this course for?

No experience is necessary.

Children must be accompanied by an adult (ticket not required).

Equipment you’ll need

All equipment will be provided on the day, you just need to bring yourself.

FAQs

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

Unfortunately, the MadFabLab is on a first floor with no lift. We are actively pursuing leads on future space which will have improved access, but in the meantime please get in touch and we will work creatively to try and accommodate you.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The MadFabLab is in the Northern Quarter in Manchester.

There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here.

By bus

The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away.

By train

MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations.

By air

From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.

By car

If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Alternatively, there is an NCP Car Park roughly two minutes walk away. Also, be warned that the Northern Quarter has a somewhat inscrutable one-way system so bring your sat nav.

By bike

Cyclists are always welcome and we have cycle storage next door at MadLab (36-40 Edge St).

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us on fab@madlab.org.uk

Phone us on 0161 839 6324

What’s the refund policy?

Please find MadLab’s Cancellation Policy on our website.

This course needs a minimum of 10 people to run. Why not sign up and encourage a friend to come too?

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2 hours
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£20

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Code-A-Drone Workshop at MadFabLab (for ages 8+)

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This workshop shows you the power of coding in a fun and creative environment. You’ll learn how to create your own drone controller by programming commands that enable a mini drone to take off, fly, turn, do stunts, take photos and land safely.

You will be provided with an iPad to build your coded controller and test your piloting skills, tackling our obstacle course with a mini drone to see who can score the most points.

We are offering two types of tickets for this workshop so please ensure you are purchasing correctly:

Code-A-Drone-Solo: Have a drone all to yourself and pilot it around our assault course!

Drone-With-A-Pal: If you’d like to bring a friend or sibling, you’ll be able to share the fun of flying and piloting your mini drone

Who is this course for?

No previous coding or drone flying experience is necessary.

Children must be accompanied by an adult (ticket not required).

Equipment you’ll need

All equipment will be provided on the day, you just need to bring yourself.

FAQs

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

Unfortunately, the MadFabLab is on a first floor with no lift. We are actively pursuing leads on future space which will have improved access, but in the meantime please get in touch and we will work creatively to try and accommodate you.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The MadFabLab is next door to MadLab in the Northern Quarter (Manchester).

42 Edge Street
Manchester
M4 1HN
UK

There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here.

By bus

The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away.

By train

MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations.

By air

From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.

By car

If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Alternatively, there is an NCP Car Park roughly two minutes walk away. Also, be warned that the Northern Quarter has a somewhat inscrutable one-way system so bring your sat nav.

By bike

Cyclists are always welcome and we have cycle storage next door at MadLab (36-40 Edge St).

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us on fab@madlab.org.uk

Phone us on 0161 839 6324

What’s the refund policy?

Please find MadLab’s Cancellation Policy on our website.

This course needs a minimum of 10 people to run. Why not sign up and encourage a friend to come too?

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2 hours
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£20

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LEGO Comic Book Design at MadFabLab (for ages 8+)

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Marvel or DC? You decide on this workshop!

In this workshop you’ll get to design your own comic book using LEGO. Using different characters and imagery, you’ll get to create and take home your own superhero world.

What you’ll learn:

Try your hand at photography, image editing, graphic design and typography

Use green screen and special effects to edit your images

Change backgrounds and locations to give the characters superpowers and travel out of this world

Take home a digital copy of your comic book and get your physical copy in the post

If you wish to bring any lego pieces to feature in your comic book, you are more than welcome to do so. Just remember to take them home with you!

We are offering two types of tickets for this workshop so please ensure you are purchasing correctly:

Comic Solo: Explore the possibilities of comic book design with your very own design station..

Design Together: Share your design station with a friend or sibling and design a comic book together.

Who is this course for?

No experience is necessary.

Children must be accompanied by an adult (ticket not required).

Equipment you’ll need

All equipment will be provided on the day, you just need to bring yourself.

FAQs

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

Unfortunately, the MadFabLab is on a first floor with no lift. We are actively pursuing leads on future space which will have improved access, but in the meantime please get in touch and we will work creatively to try and accommodate you.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The MadFabLab is next door to MadLab in the Northern Quarter (Manchester).

42 Edge Street
Manchester
M4 1HN
UK

There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here.

By bus

The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away.

By train

MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations.

By air

From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.

By car

If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Alternatively, there is an NCP Car Park roughly two minutes walk away. Also, be warned that the Northern Quarter has a somewhat inscrutable one-way system so bring your sat nav.

By bike

Cyclists are always welcome and we have cycle storage next door at MadLab (36-40 Edge St).

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us on fab@madlab.org.uk

Phone us on 0161 839 6324

What’s the refund policy?

Please find MadLab’s Cancellation Policy on our website.

This course needs a minimum of 10 people to run. Why not sign up and encourage a friend to come too?

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Introduction to Arduino at MadFabLab

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Try your hand at coding with electronics

Learn all about the Arduino (a programmable circuit board and software) and how it can be used to build imaginative projects.

This workshop will start at the beginning, introducing the Arduino and explaining why it’s such a big deal, walking you through the creation of many basic electronic projects and catapulting you into the world of making, prototyping and creative technology invention.

Over the years Arduino has been used to make all kinds of things, from tiny wearables to large-scale interactive installations. Here are a few of our favourites:

LEAP. A live-action game which pits players against a laser-equipped robot security system gone rogue

Rachael Moat (Arduino Manchester) creates prototypes which encourage children with severe communication and learning difficulties to interact with the world around them

Ardu-Sat, a “low-cost space research platform”

Analogue Synthesizer hacking, with Arduino and Moog

Versatile, beginner-friendly, and above all fun, this workshop will give you an insight into how to get started with your own excellent digital-physical projects!

The course fee covers the day’s workshop tuition, as well as the cost of an ARDX Experimentation Kitfrom Oomlout (worth £62!), containing an Arduino Uno (Classic) and all the wires and electronic components (LEDs, sensors, motors, buttons) you need to carry on tinkering at home!

Who is this course for?

This is an entry-level workshop, for those new to electronics prototyping, writing software, and potentially both.

Basic computer skills (opening software, editing files and so on) are required, and some programming experience (e.g. Javascript or Python) would be useful but not essential.

Equipment you’ll need

You will need a laptop running a recent version of an Arduino-compatible operating system such as Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. Make sure it’s got a working USB port to connect and program the Arduino.

Lunch isn’t provided on this course, but you’re welcome to bring a packed lunch with you. Or try out one of the tasty and varied eateries on our doorstep.

What will you learn?

How to connect and configure an Arduino Uno, and upload programs to it

How to use a breadboard to prototype circuits, and interact with components through software

What different kinds of components exist and how to use them

How to communicate between an Arduino and your computer

How to expand your Arduino, and where to find devices, support, and inspiration for new projects

Lunch

The course will break for an hour at lunchtime. Please feel free to bring a packed lunch or there are plenty of nearby lunch options in the Northern Quarter.

FAQs

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

Unfortunately the MadFabLab is on a first floor with no lift. We are actively pursuing leads on future space which will have improved access, but in the meantime please get in touch and we will work creatively to try and accommodate you.

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Saturday 12th May, 10:00am—4:00pm
Price: 
£110

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Address: 

36 - 40 Edge Street

M4 1HN

Manchester, UK 

Contact: 

sign up through eventbrite here

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-arduino-at-madfablab-tickets-41040049894

office@madlab.org.uk

www.madlab.org.uk

0161 839 6324

Code-A-Drone for adults at MadFabLab

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MakoEducation’s Code-A-Drone workshop shows participants the power of coding in a fun and creative environment.

During this workshop, you will learn how to pilot a mini-drone using block-based coding and swift. After mastering how to take off, fly, turn, do stunts and land safely, you will be given a range of challenges that put these new skills to the test.

Participants will be provided with an iPad to write their code and a mini-drone to attempt the different challenges. No previous coding or drone flying experience is necessary.

We recommend that all participants are aged 16+

We are offering two types of tickets for this workshop so please ensure you are purchasing correctly:

Never-Drone-Alone: Share in the act of coding with our +1 tickets. You’ll get to share your mini-drone with a friend/loved one/bearable colleague 

Code-A-Drone-Alone: If you can’t bear the idea of sharing your mini-drone, this ticket will allow you to enjoy the activities all to yourself

Who is this course for?

No previous coding or drone flying experience is necessary.

Equipment you’ll need

All equipment will be provided on the day, you just need to bring yourself.

FAQs

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

Unfortunately, the MadFabLab is on a first floor with no lift. We are actively pursuing leads on future space which will have improved access, but in the meantime please get in touch and we will work creatively to try and accommodate you.

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Thursday 26th April, 6:30pm—8:30pm
Price: 
£20
Awarded by: 
Mako Education

Host & Provider:

Address: 

36 - 40 Edge Street

M4 1HN

Manchester, UK

Contact: 

Sign up on our eventbrite page at 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/code-a-drone-for-adults-at-madfablab-tickets-42763821742

office@madlab.org.uk

www.madlab.org.uk

0161 839 6324

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