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Funding and grants

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Funding and grants are an important element of the support available for charities, social enterprises and community groups and can be used for a range of purposes, whether it's to help set you up or expand your activities and services.

If you are successful in applying for funding or grants, it can be combined with other income generation streams, such as fundraising, business trading, donations or legacies, to maximise your financial resources.

There are a large number of funding sources available, at different times of the year, both locally and nationally.

To find a potential funding source for your charity, organisation or community group, take a look at our comprehensive funding section.

If you've never written a funding bid / application before or it's been a while since you last tried, the fantastic team at NCVO (The National Council for Voluntary Organisations) offer a  free online training course.

The step by step expert guidance can help you write the perfect funding bid, to ensure you stand out from the crowd to successfully secure your funding.

To take the short course (you will need to be registered first), visit the NCVO website.