Guidance & Toolkits on Funding and Finance
Introductory Pack on Funding and Finance: Guide to Sustainable Funding
This guide has been produced as part of NCVO’s Sustainable Funding Project. It is aimed at new and small to medium-sized organisations and describes what is meant by ‘sustainability’ and how organisations can plan for, and move towards sustainability through sound financial management, awareness of available funding options, and development of appropriate skills. It provides an overview of the range of income sources available to voluntary and community organisations (including social enterprise) and advice on the skills needed to access these options. Each section of the guide includes a number of useful ‘good practice tip/key points to remember’ and ‘signposts to further support and information’.
Introductory Pack on Funding and Finance: Guide to Fundraising
This guide has been produced as part of NCVO’s Sustainable Funding Project. It is aimed at new and small to medium-sized organisations and aims to give voluntary and community organisations a clear and comprehensive overview of fundraising. It covers a range of topics including planning activities, engaging volunteers, staff and donors, and using different fundraising activities. The guide provides advice on how organisations can make the most of their resources to run successful fundraising activities. It provides a valuable a starting point for organisations that are new to fundraising, or are not quite sure what fundraising entails, and points them in the direction of further advice, support, training and information. Each section of the guide includes a number of useful ‘good practice tip/key points to remember’ and ‘signposts to further support and information’.
You can download a copy here:
Funding Guide for small community groups
Published by Southampton City Council
This guide has been written for small community groups that need funding to run activities, organise events, training sessions, etc.
It covers a wide range of information from how to look for funding and write successful funding applications, to learning about funders priorities and fundraising events.
Income Spectrum: Helping you find the right income mix
Published by NCVO
The Income Spectrum tool is designed to help organisations to better understand their different income options and make stronger funding decisions and increase their financial security. It covers four main sources of income: contracts; the open market; gifts; and grants. It includes a checklist to help organisations review their different income streams, and to decide whether they need to diversify their funding.