Fundraising from Trusts and Foundations (online)

COVID-19 update

GOOD NEWS: this course and most our future workshops are still running but will now be held online. You will still benefit from expert-led, group learning with plenty of opportunities to interact and ask questions. You can book exactly as before, through the booking form at the bottom of this page.

The School for Social Entrepreneurs is here to support you. Reach out if you have any questions, charlie.wright@sse.org.uk

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Trusts and Foundations make over £4 billion worth of grants annually and are an important source of income to charities and social enterprises. But what can you do to ensure that your organisation is tapping into this valuable funding pot and how can you stand out from the crowd? This workshop will answer those questions and more.

This course is for people who have some experience of fundraising from trust and foundations but who

  • Would like to add more quality and strategy to their approach
  • Would value the chance to take a step back and consider what isn’t working and how to change it
  • Are looking for some tips on how to improve their own written applications
  • Are struggling to repeat previous success in an increasingly competitive funding climate
  • Would like to gain more insight into the mindset of funders

The course is based on a five-stage process developed by Lime Green Consulting to help organisations ensure that they have all the key components in place for trusts and foundations fundraising.

“A well run workshop and insightful session today, lots learned and some very useful tips on how to get the best out of funding applications.” Gavin

“A very useful and informative session that relates to my daily role. Felt the course was extremely good value for money. Thank you!” Claire

“Great day jam-packed with tools and tips. I was lucky enough to attend two of your fundraising days via a grant from a funder. Well worth it. Will be reporting back to the funder that this has been invaluable for us as a small charity. Thank you Lime Green Consulting!” Jo

“I found the day extremely useful and informative. Gemma and Mike explained each section very well and in layman’s terms. I feel much more confident and will put what I have learned into practice. Thank you.” Emilie

Course facilitators

Mike Zywina is an experienced fundraising consultant and Director of Lime Green Consulting. Mike Zywina is an experienced fundraising consultant and Director of Lime Green Consulting. Lime Green Consulting help ambitious charities and social enterprises to be more strategic, become more sustainable or access new funding – they provide a mix of strategic consultancy, hands-on fundraising support, training and mentoring. Mike was previously Fundraising Manager and a member of the Senior Management Team at Link Community Development, overseeing a thriving fundraising portfolio raising £600,000 per year.

Gemma Pettman helps charities to raise both their profile and vital funds. She’s supported causes ranging from city farms to youth unemployment. Demonstrating impact through storytelling is a crucial part of Gemma’s work, particularly when applying to trusts and foundations. As well as raising much-needed income, she has received praise from funders for her use of sincere and straightforward language.

Timetable

The format for this and other workshops is subject to change to suit online format. We will still bring you interactive and valuable learning to support you and your projects. We will communicate updates accordingly.

10:00 am Welcome and introduction
10:10 am The state of the funding landscape
10:50 am Stage 1: Establishing your funding needs
11:40 am Stage 2: Prospect research
12:00 pm Stage 3: Developing your case for support and a template application for key projects
1:00 pm Lunch
1:45 pm Stage 4: Writing strong applications
3.15pm Stage 5: Robust record keeping and building a long term relationship with funders
3.30pm What funders say, what they really mean and what to do about it
4.15pm Questions and close
4.30pm Finish

Location

All our learning will be taking place in live online sessions until further notice.

Joining details will be emailed to you in the run up to the workshop.

Price

For this one day workshop  plus all course materials you pay:

Organisational turnover £1m + £159
Organisational turnover £500,000 – £1m £139
Organisation turnover £100,000 – £499,999 £119
Organisational turnover £50,000 – £99,999 £99
Organisational turnover less than £50,000 £79

Book now

Book your place immediately with a credit or debit card via our website using Stripe, our payment processor. We’ll send you a booking confirmation right away (check your spam too).

Please note our terms and conditions: we can offer a full refund provided you give us at least 7 days’ notice (within 7 days you can substitute the participant for someone else).  

Pay by card

We prefer payment by card but if you do not have access to a payment card and would like to pay by invoice please email Charlie, charlie.wright@sse.org.uk. Please only request an invoice if absolutely necessary and if it is for an amount over £100.

If you have any questions about the course or the booking process please contact SSE’s Marketing and Engagement Officer, Charlie Wright on 020 7089 9120 or email charlie.wright@sse.org.uk.

 

Mike Zywina is an experienced fundraising consultant and Director of Lime Green Consulting. Lime Green Consulting help ambitious charities and social enterprises to be more strategic, become more sustainable or access new funding - they provide a mix of strategic consultancy, hands-on fundraising support, training and mentoring. Mike was previously Fundraising Manager and a member of the Senior Management Team at Link Community Development, overseeing a thriving fundraising portfolio raising £600,000 per year.

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