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  • How to apply for funding

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

  • Major donors

    About the process of finding and building relationships with people who will give large donations.

  • How to Fund Environmental Projects

    One of the key sustainability concepts of Fair Share Trust is Environmental Sustainability, and many Local Agents are prioritizing this work. But how do you know if a project will make a real difference to the local community, and how do you ensure local residents’ engagement and the project’s environmental sustainability? The case studies below look at some of the work done around the UK and explore some of the challenges and successes of funding environmental projects.

  • How to generate PR for your fundraising event

    There are lots of ways to promote your fundraising event via your website, email and social media but having an event featured in the media can help you reach new supporters and ensure your event is a success. Here are some top tips to help you get your event in the press:

  • Funding and income

    Tips and guidance on bringing money into your charity or voluntary organisation - from individual giving and legacies, to bidding for grants and digital fundraising.

  • How to win bids

    Much to my own surprise in the last year I've helped Wheels for Wellbeing (where I'm Chair of Trustees) win roughly £600k in two grant bids. It's made me realise there's some tricks to this that anyone can muster. I know every experience is different however so I would love it if you would add or edit the guide to include your own learnings. Just be patient, methodical, and expect it'll take you several more evenings and weekends than you'd like. Go in whole-heartedly, certain that you can use this money to make a difference.

  • The law around funding and income

    Legal obligations of organisations who accept funding.

  • Data protection and fundraising

    How to collect, store and use people's personal details.

  • How to maximise your Marathon comms

    If your charity has places in the Virgin Money London Marathon, here are some tips on how to use email and social media to engage and inspire supporters. This should be one of the peaks in your comms calendar. As well as your runners and their supporters, you have the potential to tell your story through social media to the thousands of people at the event or watching on TV. Your comms should engage your runners and supporters, inspire future runners and inspire donations.

  • How to crowdfund a legal case

    Crowdfunding is opening up doors to things that once would not have been possible. The latest frontier to be breached is crowdfunding legal cases. Here are some simple steps to help you decide if crowdfunding's for you and, if it is, where to start.

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