Funding Through Change

This course is about identifying and securing income as the environment for charities and social enterprises continues to change.

With COVID-19 emergency grants coming to an end, many organisations and funders are still adapting to the new realities of funding.

We can’t wait to go back to ‘business as usual’ – instead, we need to take advantage of income generation opportunities while we continue to plan ahead.

Theme: Money matters
Level: Intermediate
Date: Thursday 15 July, 2021 - 13:30 to 17:00
Prices: Full members £55.00, Affiliates £77.00, Non members £94.00

What is this course about?

This online course is about adapting to a new funding landscape which continues to change. We will consider approaches to rethinking your fundraising priorities through reviews and audits.  We'll also explore changes to traditional aspects of fundraising, such as major gifts, legacies, crowdfunding and membership schemes, as well as grants and community fundraising, and how to combine these into a strategy that balances diversity and risk. You will learn how to:
  1. Develop your fundraising strategy to exploit current changes and meet the challenges ahead.
  2. Improve your fundraising mix, know-how and capacity with practical tools and resources.
Our highly practical online course is packed with useful tips, tools and templates to help your organisation respond effectively to a changing fundraising scene.

What will you learn?

You’ll gain practical knowledge, understanding and insights on:
  • The impact of COVID-19 on charity funding in 2021 and beyond.
  • Fundraising trends.
  • Developing fundraising streams and strategies to maximise opportunities and meet challenges.
  • Key factors of sustainable funding.
  • Conducting a fundraising review or audit.
  • New ideas to generate income.

Who is this course for?

Anyone with responsibility for business planning, fundraising or generating income. As it's an Intermediate level course, you'll have some experience of fundraising or planning your income generation.


  • Standard price: £94
Discounted rates for Voscur Members and Affiliates:
  • Voscur Members: £55
  • Voscur Affiliates: £77
Voscur membership is free for small organisations. If you would like to benefit from VCSE Academy discounts and other benefits, you can register for Voscur membership today

What else do you need to know?

The trainer, Monique, has over 20 years' experience of fundraising in the VCSE sector. Her business development roles have included national charities through to local grassroots projects. As being a well-established consultant and trainer to charities and social enterprises, she brings hands-on experience in generating income, plus unique sector insights on creative and effective fundraising. Voscur is monitoring the situation with COVID-19, and this course will be running online. We have made this decision in line with local and national health advice, and to safeguard the health of our attendees and staff. To take part, you will need a laptop with a camera, microphone, and Wi-Fi. You won't need any other software. You will be emailed an invitation with a link to join the online training the day before the course. For more information about coronavirus, click here.

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