How to fundraise
We can help find funding
We want to help you to find the funding you need. It’s surprising how many different sources of funding are available. The trick is knowing where to apply and using appropriate language.
Grant funding is an ongoing cycle. It’s not a task which you sort out before getting on with the real work of delivering an activity or service. Fundraising doesn’t start by finding a grant – there’s a whole stage of preparation required first if you are to be successful in seeking and managing grants. Just as importantly, fundraising doesn’t end when you receive the cheque and put a logo on your website.
Applying for monies and managing grants can take a lot of time, and making unsuccessful applications wastes precious resources. We run training on successful bid writing and digital fundraising to help you gain the skills to write successful bids and use all the tools available to you and your organisation. If training would help you or your team, please get in touch to find out about available dates of courses.
We can help you locate and access funds using GRANTfinder which is the UK's leading grants database and includes details in excess of 9,000 funding opportunities. Working with you, we can use GRANTfinder to search for potential funding opportunities specific to your needs. GRANTfinder produces a report that lists the available funds which you can apply for. If you would like to do a free GRANTfinder search please contact VSNS. Our team may also have some other ideas that you may not have explored so it would be worthwhile contacting us for a chat about funding.
If you have prepared a funding application or want some help in doing this, you can draw on our expertise. We are able to advice on how to fundraise and the type of language and approach that is likely to be successful.