Funding Essentials

30/01/2018 -  Funding Essentials - Stevenage


Organised by HCF


10.00 to 16.00


Who the course is for

Generating funding is challenging, competitive and takes time - so increase your chances of success by developing your skills.

Are you new to fundraising and want to know where to start? Or maybe you have had a go but are wondering why your bids are unsuccessful.

This course is for staff, trustees and volunteers working in voluntary and community  organisations - particularly suitable for those targeting smaller/local sources of grant funding (up to £10k).


Course content

This one day course will provide information, hands-on practice and useful resources to take away. It will include:

  • Planning and preparing for your fundraising activity
  • Searching for relevant funding for your project
  • Writing effective applications and letters
  • Monitoring and reporting to funders; demonstrating impact


Learning outcomes

By completing this course you will:

  • Be able to describe your service and design/plan your project
  • Know where to find appropriate grant funders and explore other ways of generating income
  • Understand what funders are looking for and how to approach the key application questions
  • Develop an action plan to help you and your organisation improve your future chances of success



Kate Newton

Trainer background

Kate works as the Funding & Development Services Manager at CVS St Albans. She has spent the last eight years immersed in the St Albans voluntary sector and has helped a wide variety of groups develop fundraising strategies, find suitable funding opportunities and create grant applications.


£35 VCS - CVS members

£45 VCS - non members

£90 private/statutory

Booking Contact

To book, send a completed booking form to Rebecca  at or call 01462 689400

Course Booking Form