Funding support for the third sector

Funding Fundamentals

These are some of my Free funding resources

These funding resources are all free to download:

  • Check list. This is a check list of things that should be included in an application to funders.
  • Grants: This is a list of funders (Trusts and Foundations) who offer small grants, typically under £10,000. Many are also able to give a quick decision.
  • Why applications Fail (click to download)- This short handout lists the main reasons funding applications fail.
  • Sources of funding (click to download) This is a list of a range of funding sources  such as gift aid, online giving, collection tins, membership, appeals and gives the pros and cons of each.
  • Funding strategy contentguide to writing your strategy
  • Funding Eye: Funding strategy spreadsheet – An excel spreadsheet of tables to help you gather data to produce your funding strategy

I’m often asked what makes a good application; the diagram below identifies some of the key elements that can help make your grant application a success.

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Here are some more online guides to help with your fundraising:-

  • These are webinars from the Institute of Fundraising covering basic funding themes

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