Fundraising, Trusts and foundations

Introduction to Trust Fundraising - Online course

Learn how to find the right grant-giving charities to apply to, tailor your applications to the different types of funder, create a case for support and develop long relationships with them.

One day online course

Online courses take place via Zoom and include a one hour lunch break as well as brief refreshment breaks.

Digital book (pdf) included in the course price: Grants Fundraising

In this course you will learn the basic skills, along with some tips and tricks that will support you to successfully fundraise the money needed to serve your charity’s beneficiaries. You will look at how to prospect information on different grant-givers, how to approach them and then how to ensure that you build a long-term healthy relationship.

You will then apply your learnings to develop a case for support, that you can take with you to support your fundraising back in the office. We will also explore scenarios of accessing the tougher pots of money and look at some of the non-financial benefits of grant-givers.

A deeper understanding of how grant-giving charities operate is fundamental to help you utilise not just their grants, but their knowledge, thus allowing you to build long-term, healthy relationships.

Who should sign up?

For those new to raising money from grant-giving charities or anyone looking to further develop their fundraising skills.

What will I get out of it?

  • Understand the principles of raising money from grant-giving charities
  • Explore the different ways you can prospect information on grant-giving charities
  • Gain confidence identifying the different needs of each grant-giving charity
  • Learn how grant-giving charities are able to provide more assistance than funding

What will it cover?

  • Finding the right funders to apply to
  • Tailoring applications to the different type of funders
  • Creating a case for support that will assist you with your next fundraising bid
  • Development of a long term relationship with each funder

What previous delegates have said

“The course was clear, concise and interesting, with good opportunities to network and hear alternative views, ideas and experiences. The trainer was engaging, knowledgeable and precise” Mike Johnston, DIAL Leeds

“Thank you so much for a thoroughly interesting and engaging course yesterday. From the introductions at the outset which dramatically demonstrated the importance of the causes we all support to the very end of the course, we were given a terrific insight in the role. I particularly enjoyed learning from the experiences of other attendees, many of whom have much practical knowledge.” Duncan Lustig-Prean, The Ledward Centre


“I love the course, and I learned so much! I don’t know how George managed to make it so fun and interesting for the whole day and online!! Hat’s off to you. The information was very relevant, and it will definitely improve the way I am dealing with the grant application process.” – Gladys Lasso, Action on Poverty.

Trainer: George Knight

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Training schedule

One day online course 10.00 - 15.303 Sep 2024

Booking options

Band A

Band A

Voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of up to £500,000.
Band B

Band B

Voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of over £500,000.
Band C

Band C

Statutory and commercial organisations.

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