A large part of your funding applications, business plan and communications will involve evidencing (or demonstrating) need: the demand for your organisation in the community, the services you can provide, and the outcomes you've had.

When you're new to writing funding bids or reports, it can be difficult to make sense of the key terms and buzzwords used by grant makers, local authorities, businesses and other VCSE organisations. 

Status of UK Fundraising 2019 Benchmark Report
9 July, 2019

 

Blackbaud and the Institute of Fundraising have launched The Status of UK Fundraising 2019 Benchmark Reportbased on a survey of over 1,000 fundraising professionals.

It is the second year that the report has been published, offering an in-depth view of the status the not-for-profit sector in the UK.

4 July, 2019

 

The Society of Merchant Venturers charity has a range of grants available to organisations that benefit people in the greater Bristol area. Grants are typically between £500-5,000. 

Your organisation should address one or more of the following needs:

4 July, 2019

 

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has launched a new strategy for equality, diversity and inclusion amongst fundraisers, making a business case for a more representative workforce.

It was developed by an expert panel (including Jenny Wildblood, Voscur's Development Officer and Funding Lead) and adopted by the IoF Board of Trustees.

19 June, 2019

 

Voscur Trustee and Sector Leader Suzanne Thompson is CEO of The Restore Trust. In this article she explains why the latest probation reforms need to go further to ensure voluntary sector involvement.

 

I was among the many who welcomed the proposed reforms of the probation service last month.

14 June, 2019

 

 

The Fundraising Regulator has launched its new and improved Fundraising Code of Practice, which will come into effect in October 2019.

It aims to make it easier for fundraisers, charities and third party organisations to understand the standards expected of them when fundraising.

10 June, 2019

 

The Fundraising Regulator has launched its new and improved Fundraising Code of Practice, which will come into effect in October 2019.

The new code was developed following a consultation that ran during autumn 2018.

10 June, 2019

 

The Bristol Impact Fund small grants programme will soon launch its second round of funding, for projects that reduce the city’s inequalities. Grants will last two years, and will be awarded by Bristol City Council, up to the value of £20,000 (to be confirmed).

3 June, 2019

 

The number of organisations funded through Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) was down by one third in the year 2017-18 according to new figures released by HM Revenue & Customs.

Only 20 social enterprises received investment through the scheme during the period, with £1.4 million in funds raised.

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