Co-op Community Fund
24 July, 2019


The next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund is available for applications from causes that support Co-op's values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. Priority is given to local charities and other voluntary organisations with an income of less than £1 million per year.


This is the final part of a toolkit that summarises a suite of resources and tools developed by DOT PROJECT in partnership with key experts as part of the Charity Digital Leaders programme.

The purpose of the toolkit is to provide organisations with a starting point to assess their digital approach.  More comprehensive support and guidance can be found in the presentations from the training sessions, to request a copy of these please email:

23 July, 2019


NHS Blood and Transport has funding available for organisations and groups who can promote organ donation in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. There are two strands of funding: up to £2,499, and £2,500-10,000.

Funding for Children and Young People projects
18 July, 2019


Bristol has a large network of people and organisations working in the children and young people (CYP) sector, but applying for funding can present challenges for everyone.

Are you looking to raise funds for your charity or social enterprise through crowdfunding but not sure where to start or what a successful campaign looks like?

Crowdfunding is creating social, economic and community-led impacts across the UK, not only allowing communities and charities to raise funds, but also raising awareness and support to help make great ideas happen.

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 - 13:45 to 16:00
Engagement events VCSE Infrastructure Support
17 July, 2019


Bristol City Council's funding of the city's voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, known as VCSE Infrastructure Support, is being reviewed over an eight-week consultation period.

The review includes running several engagement events, where VCSE organisations are invited to share their views and describe their needs, to ensure funding is as appropriate as possible. VCSE Infrastructure Support is currently delivered by Voscur. 

Express Grants Programme to temporarily close
17 July, 2019


The Express Grants Programme from Quartet Community Foundation will temporarily close at the end of July 2019 and reopen in September 2019, allowing the funders to assess this service.

Quartet wants to ensure that small, local non-profits and community groups receive efficient support to continue and expand their work. Grants of £500-5,000 can be transformative for these small organisations, helping them to address local people's needs. 

*Please note this course is fully booked* The next course will be held in October or click here for details of our in-house training.

More funders than ever will give grants to support core costs, but making an effective bid needs a different mindset from project funding applications. This session will look at how you can make an effective core funding case, and what different data you may need to back up your argument.

Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 - 12:00 to 14:00


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.


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