Offer 3: Funding & Fundraising
Funding is something almost all third sector groups are looking for, whether it’s for day to day running costs, or to improve services, or cash for a specific project. But it’s also one of the most problematic areas, as groups struggle just to survive in these economically straitened times.
Much as we would like to, SVE cannot secure you funding! We can, however, help you find and identify possible funding sources. These might be charitable trusts, funding from statutory sources such as government or local authority, or one of the lottery funding streams.
We can also help with the preparation of funding applications, and – importantly – ensure that as an organisation, you are ‘fit for funding’ – that is, you can demonstrate you will meet a funder’s requirements. Hopefully, with our experience we can save you time (and headaches) by helping you target your funding applications to best effect.
If you want to take the do-it-yourself approach, these funding search engines can be a good place to start:
Funding Scotland (under revision)
Community Toolkit Find Funding
SVE Funding Search
If you would like us to help you source potential funders, please complete this short funding search form and return it to us. It will give us the basic information we need to conduct a search on your behalf.
SVE Funding Training
Our training courses regularly feature funding-related topics, such as 'Fit for Funding' workshops. Look out for relevant upcoming training events on our training pages.