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Applying for funding

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Funding is becoming more and more challenging to obtain, but hopefully the guidance below will help bring greater success for you and your organisation.

Fundraising with local businesses (The Brighton Resource Centre)

This information sheet aims to help you get started with applying to local businesses for small amounts of money or items that are useful to your group, such as raffle prizes or equipment you need for an activity. It includes advice and tips about asking local businesses for donations, and some sample letters.

Fundraising-from-local-businesses.pdf ()

Planning funding applications (The Brighton Resource Centre)

Planning your project, finding the right funders and preparing your budget.

Planning-funding-applications.pdf ()

Writing a funding application (The Brighton Resource Centre)

These are guidelines for writing funding applications, how to write a letter of application and how to complete an application form. There is also a glossary at the end to help you to untangle some of the jargon funder's use.

Writing-funding-applications.pdf ()

Fundraising and GDPR (The Fundraising Regulator)

The Fundraising Regulator has worked with the Institute of Fundraising to produce 6 briefings on General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). These “bitesize” guides are designed to be as accessible and as relevant as possible for fundraisers.