Funding Fair for Charities and Community Groups
Support Staffordshire, in collaboration with the People's Postcode Lottery and Staffordshire Council for Voluntary Youth Services, is inviting charities, community groups and other voluntary organisations to a Funding Fair in Leek on Thursday 15th February 2018, 1-7pm.
The People's Postcode Lottery and eight other national and local funders will be providing presentations, workshops and one-to-one consultation sessions throughout the afternoon and early evening.
Staff, trustees, committee members and volunteers involved in fundraising or who want to know more about funding alternatives for their community groups and voluntary organisations can come for all or part of the day and
- Find out about what the People's Postcode Lottery and other funders can offer
- Discuss their funding needs one-to-one with individual funders
- Learn the top tips on what makes a good funding application
Attend a workshop on making good grant applications, particularly to the Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner's ‘People Power' Fund
“The Funding Fair is a rare opportunity to meet with funders”, says Esther Jones of Support Staffordshire. “It's a great way to help you consider a range of funding options, gain an insight into a funder's way of thinking and discuss your group's or organisation's funding needs.”
“We're looking forward to welcoming representatives of charities, community groups and voluntary organisations active in Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire East and Derbyshire to our Fair on 15th February.”
Funders which have agreed to attend include
- People's Postcode Lottery
- BBC Children in Need
- Arts Council England
- Heritage Lottery Fund
- Staffordshire Community Foundation
Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner's Fund
South West Peak Landscape Partnership Community Fund
SASSOT - Sports Across Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent
The event is FREE thanks to sponsorship from the People's Postcode Lottery, but places must be booked in advance.
To register your interest in attending please go to www.supportstaffordshire.org.uk/events/funding-fair-leek and click on the green ‘Book Now' button or contact Carol, Sally or Esther on 01538 381356