Writing successful funding bids isn’t about being good at spelling, it’s about being good at telling a clear and compelling story. There are lots of simple ways you can help this happen, and get organised to deal with bidwriting stress! This workshop is for anyone who is new to writing funding bids, or who would like an update or refresher for skills they haven’t used in a while.

We’ll concentrate on looking at smaller, less complex bids. The workshop will cover;

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 31 January, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00

Not sure where to go next with fundraising or feeling like it is a lot of work for little gain? If so, this course is for you. It introduces fundraising strategies and explains why they are useful, looks at external challenges and opportunities and starts to think about a variety of funding sources.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 - 10:00 to 13:00
19 July, 2018

Bristol City Council has set up the Youth Sector Support Fund (SSF) to support Bristol-based organisations working with local children and young people. The fund, which launches on Monday 23 July, will support projects and collaborations that result in a diverse range of services for children and young people 8-19 years old and a stronger youth and play sector. This fund aims to complement Targeted Youth Services (TYS) contracts by filling gaps in services across the city.

Black-led social enterprise
28 September, 2020

As part of a commitment to tackle racial inequality, PwC has launched a small to medium grants programme for social enterprises that are Black-led or charities that benefit ethnic minorities. 

Funding of £2,000-25,000 is available, depending on the scale, activity and impact of your social enterprise or charity's work. 

 

A full-scale policy conference with a range of influential keynote speakers, this event will cover COVID-19 response in the VCSE sector, communicating the value of our work, policy and regulation, data protection and fundraising innovation. 

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 14 October, 2020 - 08:30 to 13:00
Man looking out of window thinking
22 September, 2020

 

Small grants are now available for community mental health organisations and mutual aid groups in Bristol to spend on projects that support local people's mental health and wellbeing. The grants have been funded by Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG), through Bristol City Council. 

Finance pound coins
8 September, 2020

 

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Website homepage
3 September, 2020

 

The Fat Beehive Foundation is offering grants of up to £2,500 to small charities to improve their digital presence. Money can be spent on website development and other digital projects that may be hard to fund but have a genuine social impact.

Priorities for funding are charities that focus on:

Mother and baby health and wellbeing funding
2 September, 2020

 

The government has launched a Health and Wellbeing Fund to support VCSE organisations working with mothers and babies from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities or deprived neighbourhoods. 

Money will go towards community projects that improve perinatal mental health, learning and speech and language development or immunisation rates, or projects that prevent low birth weight, obesity and/or smoking. The aim of the funding is to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities. 

1 September, 2020

 

The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has so far made awards worth a combined total of £140.8 million to communities that need support during the coronavirus crisis. 

The funding is part of the £750 million of the emergency coronavirus support fund that was announced by UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak in April. 

The £140.8 million covers:  

2,546 awards totalling £75.6 million from NLCF budgets 

2,779 awards totalling £65.2 million using DCMS budgets – an increase of £10m in one week 

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