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  • 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 manage a project underspend

    A few Fair Share Trust (FST) areas have experienced leftover funding from their grants in recent months. Though an underspend is not anticipated as an ideal outcome, it is not always a negative thing and if the issue is dealt with appropriately the funds can be used to further benefit the area. Wales Community Foundation, Local Agent for Fair Share Trust, experienced underspend in the Wrexham area, read on about their strategy to re-allocate the funds. Helen Fagan from the Community Foundation Wales shares her experiences below.

  • 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.

  • Financial strategy

    Develop a financial strategy for your organisation, to help you plan for your financial future.

  • How to identify, assess and manage the risks associated with trading

    All trading activities involve some level of risk, so risk management is a vital part of knowing how to trade. There are three steps to risk management:

  • How to cut and control costs

    Some simple and more challenging suggestions for cutting and controlling costs across your organisation. To ensure that you survive, you may need to make some big decisions. Here's how to look at your services and income to make significant changes. This how-to guide is based on the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network's Q&A in June 2011.

  • How to prepare for income generation

    This guide is written for community centres but will be useful to any small charity looking to generate income. Community centres are under pressure. To survive and grow, many are looking to reinvent themselves. They are working to attract new audiences and find regular and reliable sources of income rather than concentrating on fundraising. Before you start looking at opportunities to generate income, it is important to create the right culture. The following four steps will guide you on the right path.

  • 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.

  • Investment types

    Guide to the different types of social investment and who provides them.

  • How to prepare for corporate sponsorship

    Understanding your corporate prospect and their objectives early on is a key factor in taking the relationship to the next level and leading to a successful partnership.

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