£ Get fit for funding

Find out how to get your organisation ready for fundraising, learn how to develop your “ask” and think about where the funding you need might come from.

Who the course is for
This is the first course in HCF’s Building Sustainability Foundation Series.
It is suitable for staff, trustees and volunteers new to fundraising or those with limited experience who want to gain a better understanding of what’s involved.
You will find out what is needed to get your organisation ready for fundraising, learn how to develop your “ask” and think about where the funding you need might come from.
Completion of this training will enable participants to progress to the “Creating a Fundable Project” course.

What previous delegates have said
"It is a good course that gets you thinking about how to present your organisation positively and clearly show why people should give you money."
"Very useful session thank you. Very informative. Nice informal chance to share ideas and gain knowledge."
"Excellent intro to Funding/Fundraising."

Course date: 30/01/2020 (postponed from 13th November 2019)
Start time: 09.30
End time: 13.30
Venue: Leavesden Green Community Hub,Clarke Green, off Clarke Way, Watford WD25 0BW


Course content:

This half day session will cover:
  • The key things your organisation needs to have in place to be able to start fundraising

  • How to identify your organisation’s USP (unique selling point) and build a “case for support”

  • Overview of range of fundraising methods, the skills required and the pros and cons of each

  • Useful sources of information, inspiration and further support

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the course, you will:
  • Understand key organisational requirements for fundraising and identify any necessary actions needed to meet them

  • Be able to articulate why your organisation deserves support

  • Be aware of the key principles and methods of fundraising and which ones may be most suitable for your organisation

About the trainer:

Jacqui Hime was the Director of North Herts CVS for 15 years. She has recently set up her own business writing funding applications for clients and providing training on a range of topics. She has a wealth of experience of supporting VCS member organisations and successfully applying for grants and contracts for a wide range of projects


£25 VCS - CVS member
£35 VCS - non members
£70 private/statutory

Booking contact:
01923 216965


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