With increases in demands for voluntary sector services and on trusts & grants it is becoming important for all community groups to be financially sustainable by including a mixed range of income streams in their financial planning.
If you are applying for grants make sure you read any advice or guidance documentation that the grant funder has. Most will have elements that can be applied across your fundraising strategy.
|BVA have specific webpages on the website regarding Funding and the different options for charity, voluntary and community organisations to raise funds for their cause.|
|The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. It has a extensive and comprehensive Guidance and Resources section on its website giving best guidance and tips on fundraising topics, such as Event, Digital and Legacy fundraising and guidance on regulations for Auctions, Raffles and Lotteries. The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) look at partnerships with businesses in relation to benefits for corporate fundraising.|
|The National Council of Voluntary Organisations has advice and guidance on Fundraising as part of its knowledge bank on Finance and Income. It includes what you need to know about fundraising and data protection.|
|Charity Choice Fundraiser has a series of How To guides and provides practical advice and insight for the charity sector.|
|The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. They have a very informative website which includes a Innovation Toolkit designed to assist in completing your application but which is also extremely useful in a wider context.|
|The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) have charity fundraising tips, advice and resources including a four-part fundraising guide will help you put the foundations in place for an effective and successful fundraising strategy.|
|Looking to take part in a big event, such as London to Paris bicycle ride, Treks or Parachute Jumps? Then have a look at the Do It For Charity website. There are entry fees so make sure you read all the terms and conditions before committing to do any of the events for your cause.|
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