In your local area look for organisations to help you with funding and fundraising. They’re often also connected to commissioning, contracts and tenders. We describe some of the key things they do and give you a link to a page where you can search for the nearest one to you.
These organisations have different ways of describing themselves. An older, but still common term is Council for Voluntary Services (CVS). They offer a wide variety of advice and guidance to organisations that make a difference in a local area. This list only covers the support they provide in relation to funding and income.
Local infrastructure organisations:
There are three ways to find your local infrastructure organisation.
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County, Metropolitan, City or District councils:
Many councils don’t do this directly any more, but work with community foundations and local infrastructure organisations who provide these services for them. It is different everywhere so it is a good idea to check
Your main local council website will be the easiest way to find your Parish council.
This page was last reviewed for accuracy on 17 November 2020
Basic guidance and top tips and tricks for finding grants
One of the most common ways to get funding for your group or organisation is to apply for a grant. We have six articles that can help you prepare for your first grant application. More experienced fundraisers can use them too. It’s good to review the way you do things. Use the articles in order or start with the area where you need most help.
Introduction to lots of fundraising methods including digital fundraising
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