Fundraising is often a top priority for any voluntary sector organisation. Applying to grants and trusts is still a major source of funding for most groups, but many organisations are also realising the opportunities available through other methods like commissioning and crowdfunding.
Here you can find information on:
- Local funding sources
- Key funders
- Funding databases
- Commissioning and tendering
- Social enterprise and Community Interest Companies (CIC)
- Tips for successful applications
- Direct fundraising from the public
- FLASH funding newsletter
- VCS discount schemes
- Consortium Development Good Practice Guidance
The Hounslow Voluntary Sector Support Service (HVSSS) can offer one-to-one advice on identifying suitable funders, support you to develop successful applications, and signpost to other sources of support for your work. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to make an appointment.
We also produce the FLASH funding enews crammed full of useful links and information about a range of funding opportunities.
A wide range of guidance and resources on fundraising and best practice is also available from the Institute of Fundraising.