Category: fundraising

New Fundraising Training offered

As well as providing hands on support in writing funding applications, business planning and strategies Funding Eye also offers several training courses; these can be tailored to groups individual needs and requirements. An introduction to Crowd funding – Designed for those new to crowd funding and who want to launch their own campaign. This half […]

The perfect application

The perfect application really!!  Well no, but a useful exercise is to write a case for funding that stacks the odds up in your favour; it does not need to be real, but contain the information and support you would like to have when making a bid. So what would it contain? something like…. Our […]

Big lottery – Round 1

Competition for Big Lottery money seems to be increasing and the level of information needed to be successful at round 1 increased. With that in mind here are a few suggestions to help improve your chances. Consult, consult consult! Lottery like to see that you have consulted with the project beneficiaries, and ideally involving them […]

Finding your perfect funder

Finding the right funder for your project is really important; failure to match a funders criteria is one of the main reasons applications fail. Therefore the additional time invested in finding the right funder is worthwhile. Where to begin; Initially I consider the bid, and well known funders like Tudor Trust, Henry Smith Charity, Big […]

Digital Fundraising

The Institute of Fundraising has a series of Webinars available that cover a range of digital fundraising topics. They are free to access and last around 50 mins each. Getting started in digital fundraising (20 June 2012) Creating a digital fundraising strategy (18 July 2012) How to increase donations through your website (18 September 2012) How to fundraise […]

Applying to Awards for All? – Read on…

The Lottery have listed the top reasons for applications failing that are made to Awards for All………… It seems obvious, but you’d be amazed by the number of application forms we receive that are incomplete. If your application is not complete then it can’t be assessed. Make sure you thoroughly read through the application guidance first and […]

Erasmus+ support for youth activities

The Erasmus+ programme offers support to youth activities across the UK through a variety of different projects. Funding aims to improve the key competences, skills and employability of young people in the UK, promote young people’s social inclusion and well-being, and foster improvements in youth work and youth policy at local, national and international level. […]

The Bulldog Trust

This is a great Trust, which embraces the spirit of resourceful giving through various initiatives which connect charities with pro bono professional expertise, offer criteria free grants for small to medium sized charities and provide bespoke tax-efficient giving for substantial donors. They have a ‘revolutionary “criteria-free” grant-making scheme’ and aims to provide small to medium sized charitable organisations with the […]

Guide to writing a Funding Strategy

I put together this outline together to help anyone make a start with their strategy and unsure what to include. I’ve suggested a number of headings and content to help identify funding needs and priorities for an organisation. On the website I’ve also put a simple example of a strategy for a small organisation and […]

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