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Postcode Community Trust – 2018 round 2 grants now open

3 Aug 2018 - 11:18 by michelle.foster

Postcode Community Trust funds projects in Great Britain. These projects can be up to 12 months in length. Postcode Community Trust will consider projects which improve health and wellbeing through: Postcode Community Trust
• Grassroots sports arts and recreation projects that improve health and wellbeing

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The Dream Fund 2018 – now open for applications

3 Aug 2018 - 11:10 by michelle.foster

The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. Charitable organisations across Great Britain are asked to think big, be ambitious and collaborate with other not-for-profit partners to deliver their dream project. Postcode Dream Trust

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Hill Dickinson Foundation – now open for applications

2 Aug 2018 - 10:53 by michelle.foster

The Hill Dickinson Foundation is a fund administered and managed by the Community Foundation for Merseyside. Hill Dickinson is an international law firm which has been headquartered in Liverpool for over 200 years. Hill Dickinson

The Hill Dickinson Foundation aims to make a positive contribution to the communities in which the firm operates by supporting local grassroots organisations and projects.

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Funding bulletin August 2018

1 Aug 2018 - 09:20 by michelle.foster

Information for the bulletin is compiled from a number of sources including Grantfinder, GMCVO (Greater Manchester Council for Voluntary Organisations) and direct from funders themselves. It showcases just a few of the hundreds of funding opportunities available for local community, voluntary and faith organisations.

This bulletin is produced by a partnership of local support and development agencies across Greater Manchester.

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How to Prepare Your Annual Reports (PM Half Day)

Are you a Member of the FSI?  If not you need to join prior to booking. Visit: http://www.thefsi.org/join-us/eligibility/

All charities must prepare and submit annual reports and accounts and in the current climate, transparency is key. Based on inspiring case studies from other small charities, this module, delivered by Charity Finance Group (CFG) covers the essentials, from measuring impact, telling your story, and building public trust to preparing for year-end, an audit or independent examination. 

4 October, 2018 - 13:00 to 16:30
Methodist Central Buildings, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ

Developing Your Fundraising Strategy (Full Day)

Legacies provide around £1.9 billion income for charities every year and should be a key part of any charity’s funding mix. In 2008, 15.8% of wills contained a charitable bequest, compared with 9.5% in 2006. The legacy market is experiencing strong growth and all charities no matter how large or small should consider how they can build a legacy income stream. 

Are you a Member of the FSI?  If not you need to join prior to booking. http://www.thefsi.org/join-us/eligibility/

4 October, 2018 - 09:45 to 16:30
Manchester Central Buildings, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ
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Bid Writing: Advanced

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Are you applying to the right trusts ? Are you applying to enough trusts ? Are you applying in the right ways ? Are your projects the most fundable projects ? Are you carrying out trust fundraising in a professional way ? Are you highly productive or just very busy ?

Are you looking for trusts in all the right places ? How do you compare with your competitors for funding ? Is the rest of your fundraising hampering your bids to trusts ? Do you understand what trusts are ideally looking for ?

15 November, 2018 - 12:00 to 14:30
Jurys Inn, Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5LE

Bid Writing : The Basics

Bid Writing : The Basics

Do you know the most common reasons for rejection ? Are you gathering the right evidence ? Are you making the right arguments ? Are you using the right terminology ? Are your numbers right ? Are you learning from rejections ?

Are you assembling the right documents ? Do you know how to create a clear and succinct standard funding bid ? Are you communicating with people or just excluding them ? Do you know your own organisation well enough ? Are you thinking through your projects carefully enough ?

15 November, 2018 - 09:00 to 11:30
Jurys Inn, Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5LE