Fundraising opportunities

Fundraising opportunities

07 April 2020
By Emily Allen, Church Buildings Missioner

These are challenging days. This is a time for prayer to God to seek his will in all we do, combined with putting this into practical action. Below is a selection of fundraising opportunities to look at more closely to see if eligible and appropriate in your particular context. The situation is constantly changing, so do make sure you keep an eye on your local Community Voluntary Service website for the latest news.

Special grant-making opportunities during the coronavirus crisis

Further ways to find grant opportunities

  • The Civil Society. The Civil Society are compiling a list of what funding is available to charities during this time.
  • National Council for Voluntary Organisation (NCVO) This is the national body that works with local Community Voluntary Services (CVS’s). Their website has a wealth of guidance, including this update on the response from some of the grant-making trusts to the current situation.
  • The Diocese of Chester website’s Fundraising Guide: section ‘Finding Grants’ has a list of searchable databases and lists. These include Parish Resources and 'Open for Funding' (previously known as GrantNet). Open4Funding has details of grant-making trusts responding to the needs of charities at present.

General Guidance 

  • Church of England’s Parish Resources The Parish Resources website is developed by the National Stewardship team at the Church of England. It now has a dedicated page of advice during these times. The website is constantly being updated. As well as funding advice, it also offers parishes guidance on governance matters.
  • Institute of Fundraising The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. They have created specific guidance on fundraising matters during COVID-19.
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