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I am a Trustee of a small mental heath charity, based in Warwickshire. We have an fundraising event coming up that we have 8 brave young people swimming the channel. We are trying to get some corpora...
Alex Withers
Hi all  Can someone advise me on where we can find grants for first aid training for our volunteers and purchase defibrillators. We are children and young people charity  Many thanks Nick
Nicholas Nunayon
Does anyone have any suggestions about new Individual Giving products that have been successful for your charity? We currently offer a Lottery scheme, Payroll Giving, Regular Giving, In memory giving...
Imogen Healing
Hiya,  I'm looking for some help and advise on income generation for a CIC. Can anyone recommend any Trusts and Foundations who would fund a CIC?
LAURA Baker
Hi there, I was just wondering whether anyone had any advice as to the best way to start fundraising for a small charity.  We cannot afford to take on a fundraising specialist and yet it is obviously...
Milly Lewis
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: Has anyone had any experiences using Smee & Ford (good or bad please) for accessing potential funds from discretionar...
Hi everyone We've got a team running the Royal Parks half this October. But we're oversubscribed with interest. I don't suppose anyone has places they might consider selling?! Thanks so much Abbie
Hello Has anyone got any updated information about Total Giving.  The reviews (all 2*) on Trustpilot are last dated Dec 2022.  I contacted Total Giving on the 4th April and although they promise to r...
Vanessa Eden
Can someone help me to apply for a grant/grants to provide respite and family holidays for patients and families? Our foundation (created in memory of my 11 year old daughter Cara who died of a brain...
I am involved with a newly registered charity. We have just done our first activity in our local community last week and it was a success. However, we have other projects but struggling with finance....
Emmanuel Ehirim
I've been approached by a charity that wants to gift money to another charity that shares the same objects.  The receiving charity is fairly new whereas the other charity is 12 years old.
Farasat Latif
Does any one know of corporates and or organisations that provide in-kind gifts (not cash, but products, for self-care welfare packages, to female mature students. May last year we were gifted 10 tic...
Shelley Spence
Hello, as part of our fundraising efforts we want to approach companies and professional associations to support us. Before doing this we would like to have some propositions ready, a sort ot differe...
Maggie Casas
Hi all, Do any of you have effective legacy strategies? I have a limited budget, so would welcome your thoughts. Jill
Jill Gledhill
Anyone ideas or names of funding orgs in the SW london and Surey area... small registered charity of 8 years est . Thanks
Peter Webb
Hi Can anyone give me tips on organising a raffle that is both online and sells printed tickets face to face at an event? Thanks Rebecca
Rebecca Gibson
Hi there, Does anyone work at a charity offering support to families and have a hardship fund for those who are unable to participate in activities due to lack of funds? For example, families unable...
Mel Jarra
There was a thread about 4 years ago discussing which of these is the better platform for raising funds from supporters doing online shopping. That thread did not seem to come to any conclusion as no...
Moojan Momen
Hello. I am heading a newly registered Non Profit Organisation in Zimbabwe called Sheltered Pregnancy Organisation.  The organisation takes care of pregnant and destitute women and girls. We provide...
Wadzanai Tongoona
Hi, we are trying to construct a building for a Laparoscopic Robotic Surgery Training centre. We have battled to get planning permission for the site. It is private land and the owner of the land is...
Stephenie Stockley
Does anyone have experience of working with NPG ?If so would be keen to hear about your experience - how effective/value for money you found them to be ?
Belinda Lowis
Fun, sociable and team focused events are all the rage this spring! 🌸 Enthuse’s latest Donor Pulse report has uncovered that being part of a team is the most motivating factor for 40% of people thin...
I recently had to get some maintenance work done on our charity's building (insulation) and due to various factors have had to commission and pay for the work before I had time to secure a grant for...
Dave Hollis
Hi, Can anyone recommend a trusts and grants database at all that is free for charity use? Many thanks!
Claire Caborn
Why is it so difficult to get a grant approved these days?  We are trying desperately to obtain funds to send a 40 foot container filled with mobility aids for children with special needs but cant se...
Tracey Bell
With this year's London Marathon fast approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to create a designated space for any marathon-related queries or tips, so that everything's all in one place. Feel...
I have been selling stamps - mainly kiloware, as well as some collections and individual stamps - for Save the Children Fund and FEBA Radio mostly, but a little also for Oxfam and my local church - f...
Hello...we currently run our school out of an 1850's building that still has single pane windows, a 50 year old boiler (the heat makes it as far as half way up the radiators on the ground floor and t...
Sally Alexander
Hi all, I know there are a few threads on here about online fundraising platforms that people like to use. I was wondering if anyone knew of sites similar to easyfundraising that are no-cost to donor...
Rosa Balliro
I'm looking for advice on how to draft a letter to potential sponsors and donors. Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.
Janette Feeney
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