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Grant Writing Made Easy!

Grant Writing for Montessori Project Coordinators

Practical training
6 weeks, May 24 - June 24, 2024
Live on Mondays, 90 minutes + writing assignments
Online on Zoom
Practical Training
6 weeks, May 24 - June 24, 2024
Live on Mondays, 90 minutes + writing assignments
Online on Zoom

Become a proficient funding seeker and a successful grant writer!

Unlock financial opportunities with our practical grant writing training. You will learn how to secure funding for your unique Montessori projects and make a lasting impact in your community.

Over the course of 6 sessions, you will:

  • Discover the fundamentals of grants and their potential for Montessori
  • Identify specific grant funding opportunities available for education
  • Master the techniques to locate and evaluate potential grant funders
  • Develop the skills to select grant calls that match your needs
  • Craft your own tailored grant proposal from scratch
  • Compose a real grant application to practice your new skills

Meet your trainers

Mirka and Plamena Koleva

Mirka is the Founder and Chief Enthusiasm Officer of Montessori Institute Prague. Since 2010 Mirka fundraised 1.8 million EUR in Erasmus and other EU funding. She has extensive experience writting successful grant applications as well as running and coordinating granted projects. 

Plamena is the Erasmus Manager in Montessori Institute Prague. She has written 5 successful large Erasmus grant applications. Currently she oversees running of two Erasmus projects awarded to MIP, The Bilingual Project and Family Support Project. Since she has been with MIP, she has worked on creating a network of schools and Montessori organisations wishing to co-write Erasmus grant applications together.

Join us!

REGISTRATION

Orientation meeting

May 24, 2024

Friday

5:30 - 6:00 PM CEST (GMT+2)

6 x online sessions

May 24 - June 24, 2024

Mondays

5:30 - 7:00 PM CEST (GMT+2)

697 EUR

per person

LEARNING TOGETHER ONLINE

Live sessions will be held on Zoom

TWO TRAINERS

We will share our skills and expertise with you

PRACTICE

Practical grant writing exercises every week

GROUP SUPPORT

Feedback from classmates and personally from trainers on your writing practicals

ONLINE PLATFORM

Additional support via Schoology, a platform for communication & materials sharing

RESOURCES

Shared resources for grant writing, case studies and pre-recorded training videos

RECORDINGS

Recordings of the live meetings will be available till August 31, 2024

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

Issued by Montessori Institute Prague for 100% attendance

Bonuses

  • 10 pre-recorded video lectures to watch at your own convenience, all on the topics covered in live lectures
  • Grant writing glossary
  • Sample grant budget sheet
  • Sample list of grant funders
  • A list of grant searching tools
  • Grant readiness self test worksheet
  • A case study and a copy of a successful grant application “Montessori Adolescent Project Inspiration” which received funding of 360 000 EUR
  • A bonus lecture on how to give and receive feedback

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You are connected with already existing Montessori programs which need to raise additional funding for their work and development
  • You want to learn how to write successful grant applications
  • You have a curious growth mindset
  • You are willing to put in extra time outside of lectures to practise grant writing (1 hour a week minimum)
  • You are willing to collaborate with classmates in divided groups
  • You are able to receive feedback from other people

This Program is for you if:

You are connected with already existing Montessori programs which need to raise additional funding for their work and development

You want to learn how to write successful grant applications

You are willing to put in extra time outside of lectures to practise grant writing (1 hour a week minimum)

You are willing to collaborate with classmates in divided groups

You are able to receive feedback from other people

"...and now the only problem is how to spend the money..."(Dr. Lucio received a €26 000 grant.) ... "In the grant writing program I learned that finding money for what we care for is not impossible, and it changed my life because now I know that what is more is clarifying and sharing ideas and passions. Thank you to you and Plamena."
Dr. Lucio Varialle

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this program also suitable for individuals without affiliation to some organization or project?

This program is NOT suitable for individuals without such affiliation. It is designed for already existing Montessori projects, programs, schools and organisations.

Will sessions be recorded and provided for replay?

Yes, recordings of the program will be published in a private Schoology channel in our digital learning platform accessible only to mentoring program participants. Recordings will be available until August 31, 2024.

Do I have to attend each session to get credit?

Mentoring works best when attended live. We strongly encourage you to be present at each session. Participants with 100% attendance will be granted the Certificate of Attendance issued by Montessori Institute Prague.

Will there be an opportunity to ask questions in between sessions?

Yes, your trainers will be happy to answer any urgent questions on Schoology where you can also share materials and inspiration with your fellow classmates. Otherwise there will of course be a designated time for your questions during the sessions.

Will there be an opportunity to remain a community of learners after the cohort is over?

Yes. Interested participants will have a chance to share information with each other and stay connected after the series is over if they so choose.

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

Feel free to contact us!