Business Case & Funding Bids

We are highly experienced at working with FE and HE institutions to develop strong bids, from expressions of interest to full business cases.

We take a structured approach to bid writing, taking time to fully understand the funding body guidance and the deliverables required. The bid writer then agrees responsibilities with the wider team, working in partnership with the project sponsor and drawing upon our shared expertise to:

Curriculum – determine the curriculum offer and the outcome and outputs;

Finance and cost – complete cost estimates, cash flows and investment appraisals;

Design – work with or without a design team to develop designs and produce illustrations to support the bid;

Programme – produce initial project programmes and Gantt charts;

Risk – generating risk management plans and risk registers;

Estates– producing and updating estates strategies;

Legal – ensuring compliance with relevant policy and procuring state aid advise; and,

Evaluation – creating monitoring and evaluation frameworks.


We have written successful funding bids and or supported the development of business cases to support the following projects:

  • South Bank Colleges – £22.5m;
  • CETC – £3m;
  • The Henley College – £1m;
  • City & Islington College – £13m;
  • Tower Hamlet’s Town Hall – £115m;
  • CEMAST – £12m;
  • Fareham College Bishopsfield Road – £15m;
  • HSDC T Levels – £1m; and,
  • Fareham College T Levels – £1m.

Business Case & Funding Bids Projects

Lambeth College – Nine Elms Campus

HSDC South Downs Campus

HSDC Alton Campus

HSDC Havant Campus


Fareham College – Bishopsfield Road Campus


The Henley College

City & Islington College

Tower Hamlets Town Hall