Funding Support

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How we can help

In the current climate, funding is probably the biggest challenge faced by the voluntary and community sector.

At NCVS we can help you to:

  • Develop skills around writing funding applications and tenders
  • Provide opportunities to meet major funders
  • Identify the resources you need and create a realistic budget. 

Some of this support may be available specifically to social enterprise organisations.

Funding tips

Some tips to help you find out more about funding opportunities and other fundraising resources:

  • We regularly post news articles on this website relating to funding and fundraising opportunities.
    See Funding and Fundraising News >>
  • Sign up for our fortnightly NCVS E-bulletin, which includes news about funding opportunities, to have ideas delivered directly to your inbox.
    Sign up here >>
  • NCVO Knowhow, run by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), offers advice and support for voluntary organisations. Learn from your peers and from experts, and share your experiences with the community. The Funding and Income section includes tips and guidance on bringing money into your charity or voluntary organisation - from individual giving and legacies, to bidding for grants and digital fundraising.
    Visit NCVO Knowhow >>
  • Search for funding through My Funding Central. This is a database of grant funding and social investment sources. This service is available to organisations with an annual income below £1million and is free for organisations with an annual income under £30,000.
    Visit My Funding Central >>
  • VCSE organisations wanting to bid for public sector and local business contracts can search for tender opportunities through the East Midlands Tenders (EastMidsTenders) procurement portal. This includes live tender opportunities in Nottingham City and across Nottinghamshire (as well as the wider East Midlands area). Some are particularly relevant to voluntary organisations.
    Visit East Midlands Tenders >>
  • The Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CIoF) represents and champions the work of individual fundraisers, charities, and their partners. Many guidance and information resources are available to non-members on the CIoF website. You will find introductory information for fundraising, in-depth guidance, as well as information on rules and regulations for fundraising.
    Visit Chartered Institute of Fundraising >>

Find out more about easyfundraising, a new funding opportunity for your organisationNew funding opportunity for your organisation

NCVS has a new collaboration with fundraising website easyfundraising which means your organisation or group can receive additional funding from leading online retailers. You can turn your supporter's shopping habits into an ongoing revenue stream. It’s a simple and easy way to raise money, making fundraising easier.

See how your organisation can get involved.