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Fundraising strategies for small charities - Shared screen with speaker view
Vicky Grandon
17:48
Good morning, my first webinar with you but enjoy the emails and share them. Thank you for organising this. I have no mic or camera on this ancient contraption so I will remain invisible and silent, but with you in every other sense!
Gemma
18:17
Hi Vicky!
Orla Nolan
25:37
Having issues hearing. Is it just me?
Emma Haslam
25:56
I can hear fine
Orla Nolan
26:14
OK I'll leave and rejoin.
Orla Nolan
28:16
thanks. that's better
Lucy White
29:20
Mine cuts out every now and then, think it might just be my internet connection though!
Vicky Grandon
29:21
My question relates to the exceptional pressure front line Covid support grassroots projects are experiencing with no clear end in sight. I am still shielding so am trying to support online - especially foodbanks. Aside from having no paid staff, they are so overwhelmed that they cannot find time to sit down and fill in applications. At the same time they need small cash donations as they are feeding hundreds weekly.
Angela Ankeli
29:39
Good morning everyone, greetings from Manchester. I'm Angela, I work with many community and charity groups that are BAME, mainly African/Caribbean. In all aspects of community and creative projects and all age ranges to support as many people as possible.
Diane Watt
30:36
Welcome Angela its Diane from the Louise Da-Cocodia Education Trust
Angela Ankeli
31:49
Hi Diane, good to hear how charities can work on strategies to support themselves!
Diane Watt
33:03
Angela I successfully registered the Trust last Monday
Claire
33:28
me too
Angela Ankeli
34:15
Well done to Diane, for registering the Louise Da-Cocodia Education Trust!
Diane Watt
34:30
That webinar is very informative -Diane , Louise DaCocodia Education Trust
Emma Croall
34:46
It's a super application process and conversations as your application progresses. I received funding in last round for PEGS from The Fore.
Shona Ulrichsen
35:15
My question is - I have applied 3 times to the fore and gotten to final stage twice but not been funded. My charity does upstream, early intervention support for vulnerable young people and we were only set up a few years ago so we have minimal staff and limited capacity - it feels like we have what the fore is interested in (as we get to final stage) but we fail at the last hurdle, so what would be the advice?
Claire
35:42
that's good to hear Emma - would be interested to hear more about this
Fumble - Lucy
36:18
A question on The Fore’s application process, please: How many charity spaces are available each funding round? And how long is the duration of the application process from start to finish if you’re successful? (We also registered for a place for this round last Monday and are excited to apply!)
Sian Davis
38:00
We recently received charity status, having been in operation for just under two years. However we do not yet have a full set of accounts - will that hold us back in any funding application?
Emma Croall
49:15
Hi Sian, I've sometimes found funders will accept profit / loss accounts. Balance and bank statements instead if full accounts not available. Definitely worth asking them the question before you start on an application.
Gemma
50:05
Really interesting what's being said about being honest and confident with funders. There's a tendency for charities to want to present themselves as all singin' all dancin' - but funders actually want to fund organisations that are aware of their weaknesses and want to working on making themselves better organistions!
Debs Morrison
56:18
we applied for a number of Covid emergency grants for £500 value, helped us with loan laptops and IT for members to join us on ZOOM
Gemma
56:19
We are a mental health organisation and funders responded well to the mental health crisis caused by crisis. We got a big grant from Garfield Weston Foundation, who provided core cost grants and mental health is one of their themes
Gemma
56:31
Blume helped us with that application!
Amanda Cordell
57:05
Yes worry that covid funding only short term
Debs Morrison
57:24
Amanda I agree, we have struggled to get any funding since
Gemma May
57:48
The honesty about your organisation to funders really helps, I recently worked on a large grant for a small org that has been in operation for less than one year and they understood we didn’t have many documents or an audited tax submission. They allowed us to submit bank statements and profit and loss accounts. It shows it is possible and don’t be put off. Large NGOs started small after all!
Claire
58:22
Us too - a strange bumper year last year - hard going since mid Jan
Gemma
59:43
Unfortunately our main funder is the NHS and they're very inflexible!
Nasim Malhotra
01:00:34
sadly we have struggled to secure funds and it has been really hard. I think it also depends on the cause your charity supports off course. we are a charity supporting Female Paralympians
Amanda Cordell
01:00:57
We have grown massively as an organisation during the past year and capitalised on volunteers through furlough but very aware that the next step is core funding to continue our work and take advantage of the opportunities to reach many more beneficiaries. This has been Avery helpful webinar. Thank you , Amanda EoS Network
Debs Morrison
01:01:52
Alexandar and Mary, one of the best 45 mins I have spent in my busy day for a long time
julie mottisfont
01:01:57
Great session. Huge thanks Mary Rose & Alexander!
Debs Morrison
01:01:58
Great information and life experiences
Susan Stevenson - Apna Ghar
01:02:02
We had very good covid response funding, however, that all ended in March. We are now in the position that we are waiting to hear from funders on applications we have submitted to enable us to progress with our projects.
Gemma
01:02:07
Thank you for a great presentation!
Lucy White
01:02:09
Thank you so much, so useful
Emma Haslam
01:02:09
Really interesting, thank you
Gill Lanyon
01:02:15
Thank you
Claire
01:02:20
thank you
Charmaine Farrugia
01:02:21
Thank you, that was really interesting
Fumble - Lucy
01:02:21
This was really great, thank you Mary Rose and Alexander - keep going everyone!
Brett Evans
01:02:23
thank you
Diane Watt
01:02:27
Brilliant
Nasim Malhotra
01:02:29
Thank you Mary and alexander for your time and all the information you have shared.
Emma Croall
01:02:35
very informative. Thank you
Nicola Braggins (Barrett)
01:02:42
Thanks so much Mary Rose, everything you've said is so true having been on both sides of the fence - funder and grantee
Susan Stevenson - Apna Ghar
01:02:44
Thank you - this was great advice
Frida Norman
01:02:48
Brilliant! Thank you Mary and Alexander.
Beth Ross, Create Paisley
01:03:00
Thank you very much, great to hear this advice!
Dónal-Kinergy
01:03:12
Thank you
Gemma May
01:03:48
Thank you Mary, great talk
Mark Mangena
01:03:56
Thank you Mary Rose and Alexander