Funding sources as part of your funding strategy
This information sheet gives an overview of your options when looking for funding. Remember all fundraising takes time and requires proper planning to be successful. It is good practice to have a mix of funding types to enable sustainability and avoid over-reliance on any one source or type of sources.
This information sheet gives an overview for groups who are either new to or developing their fundraising skills. Successful fundraising is a process which starts with being organised and planning activities in advance.
A well thought out and focused application will always stand out. Allocate 80% of your time to planning (use the Connected Voice information sheet “Are you ready to fundraise” as a guide). Use the tips below to help improve your funding applications.
All types of application
What is a Budget?
Some grant-making charitable trusts limit their giving only to registered charities, i.e. charities which are registered with the Charity Commission. This can cause problems for non-registered groups. Newcastle CVS can sometimes help such organisations who are members by offering to accept those grants and passing them on by acting as an intermediary. We would usually agree to do this for small grants i.e. £5,000 or less.
Acting as a third party intermediary