Voluntary Action Camden


We provide expert advice and direct support to community groups needing help with fundraising and income generation.  With our depth and breadth of knowledge about the local area and sector, we can help you search for funding and support you all the way through the grant application process, to developing longer-term fundraising strategies and working in partnership with others.


  • support to refine your ideas and search for funding opportunities 
  • gain local insight and statistics on need to support your funding applications.
  • help writing your application
  • help managing your grant and reporting requirements
  • support on monitoring, evaluation and impact
  • help to find partners to bid together in a consortium
  • diversifying income streams e.g. contracts, crowdfunding, donations, social investment etc.
  • developing longer-term fundraising strategies to create a more sustainable funding base for your activities.

How to get support from VAC

  • You submit your enquiry including your name, the name of your organisation, and what support you need with fundraising or income generation.
  • Your enquiry goes into our system and is automatically matched to the team members most qualified to help in your area.
  • You receive a form from us requesting your contact details and the type of support you need.
  • Once we’ve reviewed your form and determined if we can help, we’ll assign you a ‘development worker’ who you’ll hear from within two weeks to discuss the next steps.

Current funding opportunties

We keep a wide-ranging and up-to-date list of funding opportunities. These typically have a deadline for applications.

Our directory of funders

We maintain a large list of organisations who fund voluntary groups and projects. They range from large, national bodies to local Camden funders.

Our guide to fundraising

If you are new to fundraising then our simple guide will help you understand the basics and give you confidence to get started.


We got just under £119k over 3 years for existing posts and extra sessional staff to extend our kids services to teens, and some money for activities. I wasn’t expecting to get everything, but we did! Once again sincere thanks for your support.”


If you would like more information about our fundraising support offer then contact Ricky Singh Tokhi rsingh@vac.org.uk.