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.

Comic Relief social investment fund, Red Shed, has launched a new report on changes that are required to make social investment more effective and sustainable in supporting social organisations and encouraging social innovation.

What’s in it For Us? Looks at social investment from the view of small and medium-sized charities and is based on engagement with 233 Comic Relief funded organisations. The research aimed to address a number of questions, including:

Good Grief Community Events grants
8 January, 2020

 

Funding is available to help organisations run community events and activities for the Good Grief Festival which takes place in May 2020. This is a brand new festival to encourage people to think, talk and learn about grief - a topic that can often feel taboo.

The programme of events already includes talks, exhibitions, workshops and films, but community activities will make up an important part of the festival schedule. 

7 January, 2020

 

The government is investing up to £11.8 million in additional funding for breakfast clubs in order to support disadvantaged families.

So far around 1,800 school breakfast clubs have been created or improved by the National School Breakfast Programme.

7 January, 2020

A briefing on how to fundraise successfully, the different opportunities out there are the law surrounding fundraising

What is this course about?

If your group needs to go fundraising but isn’t sure where to start, this briefing will give you the basic starter information you need

 

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 12 March, 2020 -
12:30 to 14:00

The course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to write a small funding application.

What is the course about?

It can be hard to get funding for your group, and even small bids present a challenge if you aren’t sure of the right approach. This workshop will take you through the basics, from identifying the right opportunity to receiving a grant.

Here are some testimonials from people who have taken the course:

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 11 February, 2020 -
10:00 to 13:00
Online charity donation habits
16 December, 2019

 

A new report on how the public engages with charities online has shown that 44% of people have donated digitally, and that older people’s online donations make a significant contribution.

The report, based on a survey of over 2,000 people by Reason Digital and Populus, found that:

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