Voluntary and community organisations play an invaluable role in connecting and sustaining communities and providing vital services. Strong and vibrant communities are going to be key to the wellbeing of local residents and the strength of neighbourhoods in the coming years. You will be very well aware of the challenges currently being faced by local organisations and this event is an attempt to help you find a way to meet these challenges.
The event is for voluntary and community organisations with a focus on groups with a turnover of under £100,000. You will have the opportunity to personally meet the funders, hear about their funding pots and book a twenty-minute spot to discuss your proposed project in greater detail. After the event VAC will be offering you 1-1 bid writing support.
This is a great opportunity to make new contacts and secure new sources of income. If you would like any further information, please do contact Simone at VAC on 020 7284 6555. Fax 020 7284 6551. Email. firstname.lastname@example.org
You can register to book your place using the Eventbrite booking system below.
Over 50 groups came to the Camden Funders Fair held at the Wellcome Foundation on Euston Road. Funders present included London Community Foundation, John Lyons Foundation, the Nationwide Foundation, St Pancras Welfare Trust and others. There were also stands from Hubbub crowdfunding and attendees had an opportunity to do a Grantfinder session (our online portal to funding opportunities) and to talk to Business in the Community about corporate support. The morning was rated a great success.
“I had a great time at the event. There were queues of charities with a genuine interest in what crowdfunding is and how they can use it for their own ends. I was taken aback at how everyone knew what crowdfunding is but not why it is increasingly being used to supplement traditional models of fundraising.
The level of understanding was quite low in most people I talked to. The main issue is a lack of understanding around marketing, social media and why is it any different from telethons, direct mail etc. The planned follow-up workshop sessions could be a marvellous way to upskill individuals with tools to transition fundraising and marketing to a digital space. The cost savings alone are significant (money spent on direct mail campaigns can actually be used to support service users, etc.) and the potential reach for campaigns is massively expanded.”
“Thank you for setting up the Funders Fair – it was a great event and we gained several ideas and leads as a result. (We are a grant-maker but we want more people to know about us.)
There was a wonderful sense of engagement and energy in the room – many of us meeting for the first time and sharing our issues, as well as getting to know the issues faced by the projects in Camden. Thank you for all the care and thought that you all put into it.”