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
  • Haven’t had a chance to take a step back and consider what isn’t working and how to change it
  • 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.


“Brilliant workshop”

“Thank you – perfect timing for reviewing our fundraising. I will be putting all of this into practice”

“Really good day with lots of useful hints and tips. Would recommend it to other charities”

“I loved the course, very useful”

“Liked the pace, timing and cost. Would recommend”


10:00 am Welcome and introduction
10:10 am The state of the funding landscape
10:50 am Stage 1: Establishing your funding needs
11:30 am Coffee break
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
3.00 pm Coffee break
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


The course takes place from 10:00am – 4:30pm at our offices in The Fire Station, 139 Tooley St, London Bridge:


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

Organisational turnover £1m + £149
Organisational turnover £500,000 – £1m £129
Organisational turnover £100,000 – £499,999 £109
Organisational turnover less than £100,000 £79

How to book

First, select the date you wish to attend below. You will be asked for your name, email address and telephone number.  Once you have entered these, select your price category and click ‘proceed to payment’.

You will be given the option to pay immediately online with a credit or debit card (make sure you have one to hand!), or you can select ‘pay by invoice’ and our finance team will be in touch with an invoice.

If you have any questions about or issues with the booking process please contact SSE’s Sales and Marketing Manager David McGlashan on 020 7089 9120 or email

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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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