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Training: Raising funds for your group

This course gives an intro to successful fundraising for voluntary groups and is aimed at people who are new to fundraising
When Oct 17, 2015
from 10:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Contact Name
Contact Phone 02079396030
Attendees Voluntary or community groups looking to raise funds.
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Are you finding it harder to balance the books? Maybe you need to raise funds for an ambitious new commission or event?

This expert-led, one-day course gives an introduction to successful fundraising for voluntary music groups and is aimed at people who are new to fundraising and want to grow their knowledge.


By the end of the course you will:

  • understand the basic fundraising principles that underpin all fundraising activity 
  • be able to identify potential sources of income and prioritise prospects 
  • have enhanced knowledge of how to approach a funding bid 
  • have an outline plan with practical next steps for your groups fundraising strategy 


The course will cover:

  • Introduction to raising funds for your groups:
    • Sources of income – from earned income to funding bids 
    • fundraising and the general landscape
  • Developing a case for support and why it’s important
  • Identifying the need and understanding the timeline
    • What are you fundraising for? 
    • How does this relate to your other activity?
    • When is your deadline and how does is affect the options
  • Researching the funding options: 
    • understanding the range of potential sources (trusts & foundations, individuals and companies)
    • how they differ and what’s right for your group 
  • Things to consider before you start writing
  • Funding: proposals basic process and key elements
  • Fundraising around events

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