Brighton and Hove Community Works’ “read a funding bid” service for organisations gives constructive critique on funding bids that are 90% bid ready.
Your bid will benefit from a fresh and neutral pair of eyes from someone who understands funder expectations and the key elements of a strong funding bid. They will give you written feedback on your bid which will highlight its strengths, any glaring mistakes or omissions, and provide top level suggestions for change that would improve the chances of success.
For more information, visit Brighton and Hove Community Works website.
A series of 3 webinars, which aim to help you hone, refresh or kick-start your fundraising efforts.
Sessions will consist of a 40 minute presentation, 20 minutes Q&A and then the option of a half hour extension if people would like to stay on the call to ask follow-up questions to the facilitators.
Case for Support Bootcamp, Wednesday 13 January 2021, 1:00-2:00pm
This session will give you what you need to ensure that your Case for Support works well for you. For example, what do funders expect to see in a case for support and how can you make yours stand out.
Prospecting and Research, Thursday 11 February 2021, 9:30-10:30am
How can you do great research about Trusts, Foundations and Grants before you make an application? Where do you look for information and vitally – what is that information telling you?
Income Diversification, Tuesday 16 March 2021, 11:00-12:00pm
What are the different incomes available to you? How might you start to explore new revenue streams for your organisation? When you are focused on Trusts, Foundations and Grants – how do you get started in developing individual giving, major donor or corporate fundraising?
Who should attend? These sessions are aimed at smaller organisations who might have limited capacity for fundraising. You might be the only person responsible for fundraising within your organisation or you might not have much fundraising experience.
There is a small charge per webinar of £10 – £35, with bursaries available to very small groups.
For information on registration and fees see https://bhcommunityworks.org.uk/moving-on-with-your-fundraising/
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Asda Foundation has created the Feeding Communities Grant Scheme to provide meals for those in need in the run up to Christmas. Charities, community interest companies, unincorporated clubs or associations, and other not-for-profit organisations across the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to provide meals costing £4 or less for individuals, families, and children’s healthy holiday clubs. Funding could be used to provide food parcels, Christmas meal delivery or collection, and Christmas hampers, or provide support for soup kitchens/homeless centres, and local community centres providing meal deliveries. Applications should be made through each local Asda store’s Community Champion whose role is to support projects. The deadline for applications is the 6th December 2020.
Funding to Tackle Food Poverty Locally in the UK
The deadline for applications is 13 November 2020
A £1.5 million fund has opened for applications from local charities and community organisations across the UK that are working to support vulnerable communities affected by food poverty and connect them with the support they need.
The funding is for sustainable food poverty programmes which address any of the following issues:
- Redistributing surplus food to the people who need it most in local communities.
- Providing easy access to nutritious food and balanced meals for customers with a limited budget.
- Educating and upskilling customers on low cost meal solutions, limiting food waste and shopping smartly.
- Supporting future generations by prioritising the wellbeing of children and young people struggling with food insecurity.
- Food programmes for vulnerable communities, delivered in those communities.
The types of programmes that can be supported include
- Programmes that tackle food waste.
- Programmes that encourage healthy eating.
- Holiday hunger schemes.
The grant amount that organisations can apply for depends on the local area where the applicant organisation operates but most grants will be in the £2,000 to £10,000 range.
Larger grants may be made available for organisations that are covering a larger geographic area or are leading on a coordinated partnership response.
For the next round of the Brighton and Hove Legacy Fund, Sussex Community Foundation are particularly keen to receive applications from smaller groups who might not have benefitted from a grant previously.
Deadline: Friday 10th January 2020 (Decisions in Spring 2020)
About the Brighton & Hove Legacy Fund
B&H Legacy Fund – Children & Young People makes grants to not-for-profit organisations which support the educational and personal development of children and young people of Brighton & Hove.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available.
Applications should be made on the standard Sussex Community Foundation application form.
Beneficiary age range – up to 25 years
Grants are to support community and voluntary organisations that deliver one or more of the following outcomes:
- Support children and young people to improve their educational attainment
- Support young people to maximise their employability including developing entrepreneurship
- Encourage participation by children and young people in positive activities that support physical and emotional health, social, learning or personal development
- Support young people to volunteer & engage in community and social action
- Support for children and young people who face barriers to achieving their full potential
Brighton & Hove Council have extended the deadline for the third and final round of their Resilience Fund and Engagement Fund grant programmes for 2019-20. The deadline will now be Friday 25th October.
Free workshop by Community Works
Open to all community and voluntary organisations across Brighton and Hove, Worthing and Adur.
Would you like to know more about budgeting issues for voluntary and community organisations? Perhaps you don’t always have confidence in your budgets and find decision-making on budgeting challenging?
This session will cover making sense of your budgets, both in terms of:
- creating budgets for funding bids
- identifying where expenditure should go, and how particular roles or services are funded
We can also hear about software packages such as Xero and Sage.
The session will be led by an expert accountant with knowledge of the charity and voluntary sector.
Where: Gordon Room, Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HA
When: Thursday 20 June 2019, 14:00 – 16:00
To book: Book your place online via the Community Works website
Thursday 27th June, 1-4pm
The Bevy, Hillside, Brighton, BN2 4TF
Want to make a difference in your community? Got an idea but not sure where to start? Already running a community group and need a helping hand?
Come along to the East Brighton Trust’s Community Grants Drop-In for free advice and support. You can:
- Apply for one of the East Brighton Trust’s £500 small grants and get help filling in the form
- Find out about other local funding sources
- Get advice and support for your group or project
The council’s free funding search service to community and voluntary organisations will be hosted at Community Base on the following dates:
- Friday 17 May
- Thursday 20 June
- Tuesday 23 July
- August TBC
- Tuesday 10 September
Appointments take approximately one hour and are available on the above dates between 10am and 2pm
Grantfinder is a comprehensive internet-hosted database that contains UK and EU funding initiatives including Government funding streams and Charitable Trusts.
To achieve the most beneficial results from the search, a clear idea of your funding requirements should be identified before attending. You should be actively looking for funding and be planning to make an application shortly afterwards.
You will be need to provide feedback on how the search has helped progress your fundraising.
To make an appointment please contact Donna Edmead by emailing email@example.com or call her on 01273 291112