Having a good funding strategy saves a lot of time and effort, and makes it more likely that you’ll bring in the resources you need. This framework can be used as a separate Funding Strategy, or incorporated into your Business Plan.

The length of your Fundraising Strategy is dependent on how complex your financial needs are. For a small group, a good strategy can be written on one side of A4.

Although you have a great Social Enterprise idea, you won’t get funding for ideas alone. This link takes you to a concise and useful summary of what you need to do to build an investable product: Turning your vision into an investable proposition.


Losing vital funding that leaves the survival of your group in doubt is a difficult and stressful situation for you, your Board or Committee, your Staff and volunteers, and the people you support. This information sheet can’t cover everything but will give you somewhere to start.

20 April, 2017
The Community Planning Fund offers grants of up to £2,000 to assist communities in Bristol to participate in the planning process.

Commissioning and the Compact

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Voscur has been working in the area of commissioning for many years, both supporting groups to engage directly with commissioning processes, and facilitating a productive dialogue between the sector and local commissioners in order to make these processes as accessible as possible for the widest selection of local groups.

How to get advice

Got a question that you are struggling to find an answer to? 

Our experienced, friendly team provide support, advice and guidance for eligible local groups to help them work more effectively and create more impact for local people.

Birds eye view of the West of England
2 February, 2017
The West of England has seen the strongest economic recovery outside London, according to a new report by think-tank Resolution Foundation, which suggests it has weathered the financial crisis better than an anywhere outside the capital. 
Round Table Meeting
2 February, 2017
Voscur’s Head of Commissioning and Collaboration, Mark Hubbard, has been invited to join a new government group to improve VCSE* sector experiences of commissioning. This Civil Society Implementation Group of VCSE representatives and commissioners has been convened as part of the government’s new Public Services Programme.


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