Sources of Funding for Charities and Social Enterprises

Understand the funding options for your charity or social enterprise.

Sources of Funding for Charities and Social Enterprises

Sources of Funding for Charities and Social Enterprises will provide you with the knowledge that you need to successfully fund your organisation.

What you’ll learn from this workshop

Sources of Funding for Charities and Social Enterprises is a practical workshop which will give you an insight into the mindset of the people who make funding decisions and what makes them tick. A panel of speakers will give you the top tips that you need to win new funding for your organisation.

  • You will discover how you can generate diverse income streams from a variety of sources; grant-making organisations, major donors, philanthropists and corporate funders.
  • We will show how you can find new funding opportunities and how to make the contacts that you need.  You will feel more confident that you understand the range of funding available to your organisation.
  • You will leave the workshop with an understanding of the different income sources available to you, insight into what a range of funders are looking for and an action plan to develop new income streams.
Sources of Funding

Hannah Carlin, Lifeline

“Very informative - a lot more examples and case studies of help and funding available than other similar courses”

Who you will hear from

Each workshop will include speakers from some of the leading organisations that provide funding to the sector. Speakers have previously included:

  • Buzzbnk
  • Trust for London
  • Charities Aid Foundation
  • PwC
  • Big Issue Invest
  • Social Investment Business
  • Linklaters
  • Esmee Fairbarn
  • The Funding Network

 

Course timetable

Here’s an example timetable of what you can expect on the day:

Welcome and introductions

The ‘funding spectrum’.

We’ll provide an overview of the different income streams available to your organisation and discuss the pros and cons of each one.

Funding panel

  • Deborah Smart, Grants Manager, SIB
  • Claire Purdie, Foundation Fundraising Executive, PwC
  • Frederick Mulder CBE, founder, The Funding Network and Chair, Frederick Mulder Foundation
  • Laura West, Investment Manager, Big Issue Invest

A panel of funders will provide insight into how your organisation can access funding from them.  We’ll look at the best way to make contact with the funder, how your organisation can stand out from the rest and how to maintain an ongoing relationship.

You will have the opportunity to question each of the funders and to find out more about how your organisation can engage with them.

Case study: Earning ‘traded income’ – Alastair Wilson, The School for Social Entrepreneurs
Case study: Crowdfunding – Teresa Burton, Buzzbnk

Action planning

We’ll discuss what you have learned during the day and how to ensure that you put it into action.

Who should attend

No previous experience is necessary to to attend this course; it is suitable for staff at all levels keen to explore new sources of income for their organisation. Participants have included:

  • Business Partnerships Manager, NCS Trust
  • Business Development Manager, Lifeline
  • Executive Director, OXPIP
  • External Funding Manager, Borough of Poole
  • Head of Development, Age UK
  • Social Economy Development Officer, Caerphilly Council
  • Business Development Manager, Mind
  • Community Organiser, Movement for Change
  • Governance Manager, London Borough of Islington
  • Managing Director, Schools of Tomorrow

 

If you aren’t sure that the course is right for you give us a call on 020 7089 9120 and we can discuss it with you in more detail.

Cemal Ezel, with his mentor provided by Linklaters

Cemal Ezel, Change Please

“He's tackling homelessness through great coffee”

Location

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

Price

For this one-day workshop, access to our speakers plus all course materials you pay:

Organisational turnover £1m + £149
Organisational turnover £500,000 – £1m £129
Organisation 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 david.mcglashan@sse.org.uk.

 

PLEASE NOTE: THE COURSE ON MAY 18TH IS NOW SOLD OUT

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For 10 Sep, 2018
For 7 Dec, 2018
Nils Bucknell

Nils Bucknell, course facilitator

Nils is a Learning Manager at the School for Social Entrepreneurs. He has been working in the Social Enterprise sector for the last 3 years designing, delivering and managing innovative training and development programmes for different groups. Previously he worked as a Staffing Manager for LOCOG on the London Olympics and as an employment advisor for long term unemployed people in West London. He has spent time working and volunteering overseas in Uganda, South America, Australia and the USA and has been a progression mentor for the Princes Trust. He has an active interest in solution focused practice and coaching and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Experiential Learning and the Delivery of Soft Skills from Roehampton University.