Below are sources of information and training to help you find funding opportunities and understand fundraising regulations for charities.
EVOC holds a subscription to Trustfunding.org.uk which allows users to access this database of over 4,400 trusts which together distribute £3.6 billion in grants.
The searchable database allows you to focus on criteria such as:
- What type of organisation are you?
- What is the focus of your activity?
- Where is your project based?
- Who are the beneficiaries?
- What type of funding are you looking for?
It then points you to potential sources of funding, and information about how to contact these sources.
You can access Trustfunding.org.uk from our offices in Ashley Place. We will guide new users through the use of the program and assist with the search the directories if needed. Please contact Julie Anne Hill for booking.
You can also keep up to date with the latest funding opportunities via our online Noticeboard.
Check out EVOC’s training programme for courses to help you find, administer, and evidence the outcomes for funding, some examples below: http://www.evoc.org.uk/training/course-programme/
- Winning contracts and SLAs
- Business planning and Managing budgets
- Evidencing Impact
- Tender writing
- Governance for charities and voluntary organisations
Many of our courses are free, offered at a reduced rate for EVOC members, or free with a grant for small charities: http://www.evoc.org.uk/training/training-grants/
Other funding information sources
Resources for finding funding
Resources for fundraising/generating income
Guidance from OSCR on charities and social enterprise: https://www.oscr.org.uk/charities/guidance/social-enterprise-faqs
For more information and support on social enterprises, get in touch with our Edinburgh TSI partner ESEN: http://www.edinburghsocialenterprise.co.uk/