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  • Introduction to sustainable funding

    This three part course will introduce you to the concept of sustainable funding and demonstrate how it can work for your organisation. You will learn about the main sources of income and their characteristics, and improve your knowledge of trends in the voluntary sector economy - and what that means for your organisation. You will also gain the skills to implement a more sustainable approach to funding in your work.

  • How to make a start evaluating your funding mix

    Getting started with anything is tricky – the classic intimidating piece of white paper. However, getting started with evaluating an organisation’s funding, when it may be an extremely complex picture, interwoven with history and delicate relationships can be particularly daunting. This guide advises on how you can go about evaluating your organisation's funding mix.

  • Income diversification planner

    A three-step DIY tool to explore realistic options in diversifying your organisation's income and create an action plan to get there

  • How to write a successful trust letter

    Competition for funding from trusts can be intense. Trusts usually receive many more applications that they can fund. Here are six steps to help you write a successful trust letter.

  • Fundraising, finances and the future: four-in-one training pack

    Look after your organisation's fundraising, finances and future with this four-in-one training pack. Whether you're part of a small to medium-sized organisation or an individual looking to improve on your knowledge of charity sector funding and finance management - this course is for you. With more than two hours of content included, each of the four courses is broken down into easily digestible sections so you can study at your own pace - anywhere, anytime.

  • How to fundraise in tough times

    Fundraising is an important core income stream for all nonprofit organisations especially in times of recession. So what elements of your cause's business should you continue  to  find funding for and where should you be looking for those all important funding streams?

  • How to apply for funding

    This how-to summarises how you can apply for funding and signposts to relevant online resources.

  • How to get ready to apply for and manage funds

    Before you apply for funding, stop! Is your organisation ready? This guide, aimed at small charities, community groups and clubs, looks at the five things that matter to funders and are tips to get you ready for applying for and managing the money. Completing these simple steps to good governance will enable you to make positive progress on your fundraising journey.

  • How to provide relevant information when outlining a Lottery bid

    The National Lottery Community Fund is one of the UK's largest donors, supporting everything from expensive building renovations to local community projects. This HowTo has been written to help you to outline relevant information when making your bid.

  • How to get your head around Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)

    Over the last year, the European Funding Network has been arranging events around England bringing the voluntary sector and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) together to discuss the future of EU funding.  Here are some of the key points we’ve learnt along the way.

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