Funding sources, Fundraising

Youth Funding Guide

Does your organisation need external funding to support the young people you work with?

Youth Funding guide book cover

This comprehensive guide takes you step-by-step through the fundraising process, including identifying which of your projects are eligible for funding, how to make them attractive to grant-makers and donors, and how to go about the nuts and bolts of raising the money.

You’ll learn good practice in every aspect of fundraising, but the examples and advice you’ll benefit from have youth-focused projects at their heart.

Follow the advice in this book and you’ll discover a world of funding you never knew existed. And you’ll feel more confident asking money for your youth organisation.

Who should buy this book?

This book is for small and large youth organisations and those working with young people. It is aimed particularly at fundraisers, chief executives, trustees and project leaders.

Even seasoned fundraisers will find something new in this comprehensive guide.

What does it cover?

This guide is fully revised and updated, giving you the latest fundraising information for youth-orientated organisations.

  • Getting started with your first fundraising campaign.
  • Who to target, and how to target them: grant-makers, donors, companies and public funders.
  • With updated information on the National Lottery and how to make a convincing application.
  • Includes details of the top grant-making charities with a track record of funding youth projects.

What people say about this book

“An essential publication for all third sector bodies that work with young people and required reading if you seek new and diverse funding sources.” John Bateman OBE, Chief Executive, UK Youth


“The Youth Funding Guide is a comprehensive resource of funding advice and guidance for those wishing to raise money to fund programmes for young people.” Interlink Foundation

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About the author

Denise Lillya

Denise has worked for DSC as part of the Research team in Liverpool since 2006. She is the Research Manager responsible for the enormous and varied research output of the team and for encouraging new and innovative ways to approach research into the sector.

She has been author/co-author of many DSC titles including the Youth Funding Guide, The Guide to UK Company Giving and as contributor to bespoke commissioned projects such as for Oxfam concerning overseas giving by companies.

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