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Manchester Grant Funding for Charities

Manchester Charities – Grant Funding

Posted on 08 February 2021

Top 10 Trusts Funding Charities in Manchester


The Charity Commission records 1,995 registered charities in the City of Manchester alone, the centre of the largest metropolitan area in the North of England. Following our previous spotlights  we have now brought together a selection of the top grant funding opportunities in Manchester and the surrounding area to give you a helping hand in your quest for funding.

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Major Donor Fundraising

Major Donor Fundraising and Coronavirus

Posted on 23 June 2020

Adapting your Major Donor Stewardship in response to Coronavirus


Major donor fundraising has always been, and always will be, principally about developing and maintaining relationships with the supporters who can make a significant gift to your cause. But nurturing and maintaining those relationships has been quite difficult over the past few months, as we haven’t been able to meet with philanthropists face-to-face during lockdown – and so we’ve all had to think differently about engagement and communication.

This blog will collate some of the lessons we have learnt in recent months about major donor fundraising – and will highlight which of these learnings we could usefully employ into the future, when the COVID-19 lockdown and pressures have all eased.
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Planning for Recovery - How Charities can Prepare

Planning For The Recovery

Posted on 26 May 2020

How charities can prepare for the future


In this article, we review the uncertainty about the future for our sector and consider the ways in which charities can prepare for the recovery from the Covid-19 Crisis.

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Virtual Fundraising Events

Virtual Fundraising Events – Our How to Guide

Posted on 03 April 2020

Our How to guide on developing and promoting virtual fundraising events


Virtual fundraising events aren’t new, many charities have been operating some form of virtual event for years with great success, however in light of social distancing and stay at home measures during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic they are going to see a huge upsurge in interest.

Many charities have had great success with scheduled sporting challenge events and these have become a mainstay of voluntary sector income over recent years with strong year on year growth. All of that has stopped almost overnight and it is one of the areas that has left charities wondering how to fill the gap left by this crucial source of funding.

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Free Fundraising Consultation

Posted on 25 March 2020

Free fundraising consultation for UK Charities affected by Coronavirus


The implications of Coronavirus (Covid-19) are presenting enormous challenges for Charities across the UK both in operational service delivery and the immediate or anticipated drop in funding.

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