The 2018-19 programme runs from October 2018 until July 2019 at central Bristol / Bath venues.

This current programme is full and was over-subscribed. Please enquire now to get a priority place on the 2019-20 programme starting October 2019.

In addition to the Leadership Development Programme SWDDF offers other forms of professional development

including seminars, training events and peer learning groups.

Please contact Nancy Chambers to find out how SWDDF can support your professional development.



We hope to be able to provide 50% bursary support for a limited number of charities working with beneficiaries in Bristol, Bath, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire and where the charity's turnover is less than £500,000. These will be allocated on a first served basis on receipt of your completed bursary application form and supporting information. If you would like to be considered for a bursary place, please complete both forms (below) or contact Nancy Chambers at for an email version.


To apply, please complete the Application Form below OR download the form here and email it to

If you would like to be considered for a bursary place, please also complete the Bursary Application Form (keep scrolling down) or download the form here.


Name *
Number of paid staff or full time equivalents
Work tel
Work tel
You must have: a.) A management committee/board of trustees/board or Directors with at least 3 unrelated people as members. Companies must have 3 Directors registered with Companies House. b.) A written constitution/set of rules that outlines the purpose of your organisation and how it is managed.
Please specify and send supporting information to