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.

Community organisation meeting
27 July, 2020

 

The first round of the COVID-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme (CCLORS) opens at 10am on Tuesday 28 July 2020. Grants of up to £100,000 are available to organisations led by the community that are facing financial difficulties due to coronavirus. 

Eligible organisations deliver community support and services to support people most at risk of COVID-19. There is an emphasis on supporting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)-supporting or BAME-led businesses.

22 July, 2020

The government has opened the Community Match Challenge – a match-funding scheme for initiatives supporting the coronavirus response.

Under the scheme, grant makers can apply for a share of £85 million, with grants expected to be in the range of £5–20 million; applications below £1 million will not be considered.

 

The COVID-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme offers grants of up to £100,000 to community organisations recovering from the effects of coronavirus. Applications are particularly welcomed from organisations that support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. 

This webinar involves an overview of the grant application criteria and the application process, followed by a live Q&A. 

The scheme is run on behalf of the National Lottery Community Fund by Locality, Power to Change, Social Investment Business, and The Ubele Initiative. 

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 23 July, 2020 - 15:30 to 17:00
14 July, 2020

 

 

13 July, 2020

 

Small businesses in Bristol have until midnight on Sunday 19 July to apply for a small business discretionary grant.

 

8 July, 2020

 

NCVO has published its latest research on the state of the UK’s VCSE sector.

The Civil Society Almanac is published annually, providing a comprehensive overview of facts and figures relating to the voluntary sector.

6 July, 2020

 

Voscur is calling upon Bristol’s VCSE sector to support a campaign that is calling on government to temporarily increase the level of Gift Aid that can be claimed on donations.

The campaign has been launched by a coalition of VCSE organisations led by Charity Tax Group (CTG) in response to the loss of income that charities have suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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