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Fundraising from trusts and foundations: the basics

There are about 8,800 grant making trusts and foundations in the UK alone, giving a total in excess of £2.5 billion to charitable causes each year.  There will always be some factors that you can’t control when applying for funding.  For example, very often there will more applications than funds available, and different funders may […]

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Producing aims, objectives, outcomes and a statement of impact for your project

In applying for a grant for a project, you should be clear about its aims, objectives and outcomes.  Doing this will help you articulate what the project is really about; it will discipline your project description so it doesn’t come across as well-meaning but woolly. Also it will make it easier to show how you […]

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Funding applications – showing how you will monitor and evaluate your project

In order to maximise your chances of success, a funding application will need to show that you know how you will be managing the monitoring and evaluation of the project. Most funders regard this as a vital aspect. Also the process of having to write about this will help you think through how the project […]

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How to Fund a Social Enterprise

Obtaining finance for a social or nonprofit enterprise can be difficult but new ways are emerging that can help you progress. This recipe should be read in conjunction with “How to attract funders to invest in your Social Enterprise”. Serves – any social enterprise or charity Preparation – time taken to prepare your social enterprise vision […]

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How to write an appeal letter

An appeal letter can generate welcome funds for non-profits. However, the average reader will only spend two seconds reading such a letter before deciding whether to reply or to bin it. Crafting a good appeal letter takes perseverance and creativity. This recipe may help increase the amount you raise. Serves – most voluntary organisations Preparation […]