Funding sources, Fundraising

Funding websites

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Shireen Mustafa Johal, Funds Online Manager, gives you a quick demo of Funds Online

Shireen shows you the different types of data available, how to search and the key aspects of the user dashboard where you can save funders and keep tally of your applications.

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Tom Traynor, Head of Research at DSC, talks you through the features and benefits of Funds Online.

Clare Wichbold: A £25,000 Funds Online success story

“I do make good use of the dashboard. I’ve found it a really, really useful feature to keep track of what’s going on with the bidding that I am doing. I check on the updates on the funders I’ve saved as well just to see how things are”.

Clare is the fundraising manager at the Courtyard Centre for the Arts and had previously used our old trustfunding.org.uk website for six years. She transferred over to Funds Online in January 2019 on launch and reported raising £25,000 using Funds Online when we spoke to her in November 2019.

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Top 10 tips when applying for funding

Across the UK there are literally thousands of grant-makers big and small, supporting all kinds of charitable projects. As such, no matter how niche your organisation may be, it is likely that somewhere, there will be a grant-maker willing to support you. In order to ensure that you maximise your chances of securing funding, therefore, it is important to invest sufficient time in identifying those funders who will be most likely to fund your proposed project.

One of our expert researchers, Scott Mason, shares his top ten tips for completing trust funding applications.

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Landing a grant - Some top tips

The Directory of Social Change (DSC) has been publishing information on grant-making charities for over 40 years. So, it’s fair to say that we’ve learned a few things along the way. In this short blog we share our top ten practical tips to help boost your chances of securing a grant.

Ian Pembridge, one of our Senior Researchers, provides ten top tips on landing a grant.

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Funds Online Live! - Thursday 18 March

Funds Online Live!– An online event on Thursday 18 March, providing you with the latest skills and information you need to support your organisational fundraising activities. This event is FREE for Funds Online subscribers. Find out more and sign up now.