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Fundraising is challenging for all community organisations and with demand on trusts & grants increasing it is becoming important for all community organisations to explore a mixed range of income streams.

The guides and toolkits below provide a good overview of most areas which might be of interest. Please select from the list below to find out more.

1. Online Donation Platforms

A list of online fundraising platforms available to not for profit organisations


2. Awards for All - Update July 2017

A brief outline of changes made to the Big Lottery Fund Awards for All programme in July 2017


3. Top Tips for Successful Grant Fundraising

5 top tips from Community First’s Development Team on grant fundraising


4. Institute of Fundraising, GDPR essentials

On 25 May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect in the UK. This will replace the current Data Protection regulations. Developed by the Institute of Fundraising this guide is a starting point for fundraisers to be aware of some key areas that they need to be thinking about.


5. The Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding

Developed by Spacehive to give a complete guide to Crowdfunding


6. National Lottery Community Fund - Safeguarding Policy for Grant Holders

National Lottery Community Fund – policy for grant holders. Safeguarding and protecting the children and adults at risk we support


Useful Links

Big Lottery Fund hold regular free Webinars on a range of topics

Find out more here

Giving to Heritage – A Mixed Fundraising Model Webinar

Developed by the Institute of Fundraising & Heritage Alliance this webinar includes a case study on a medium sized Heritage organisation.

The Fundraising Preference Service (FPS)

A new website-based service launching on the 6th July 2017, by entering their details on the Fundraising Preference Service website, individuals can choose to stop email, telephone calls, addressed post and/or text messages directed to them personally from a selected charity or charities.

Spacehive provides a single portal where people with project ideas can build support from their community, ensure their plans are viable, pitch for funding from the crowd and our partners at the same time, and share the impact they’ve created. How too guides, event and webinars are all available.

The Crowdfunding Academy is run by the Social Change Agency and offers practical advice, information and training on Crowdfunding

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