So you need to boost your fundraising, develop a strategy or maybe you just need some advice on developing grant applications. You are thinking of engaging fundraising consultants to help but where do you start?
In this article we look at how you can make sure you find the right fundraising consultancy for your charity’s needs.
Children in Need have published their stage one grant application deadlines for the 2018 main grants rounds as follows:
- 16 January 2018
- 17 May 2018
- 13 September 2018
If you are planning a Reaching Communities application to Big Lottery Fund then make sure you factor in current timescales. High application volume has seen their response times increase to at least 14 weeks for stage one and at least four months for stage two bids.
Reaching Communities is BLF’s flagship main grants fund for projects in England. Grants are available of between £10K – £500K.
Funding is focused on projects that support:
- Lasting and sustainable changes to places and spaces
- Communities to develop happier and stronger relationships with each other
- Taking action to focus on the root causes of social problems to tackle them at the earliest possible stage.
Our fundraising consultants have a fantastic track record in securing funding from a whole range of Lottery funding strands, including reaching communities. Please take a look at our Lottery Bid Writing Service, some of our case studies or get in touch if you would like to discuss support with planning and developing your funding bid.