Posted tagged ‘funding opportunities’

Communitybuilders and money-laundering

February 16, 2011

Now I’m not in favour of money laundering.  Indeed it’s fair to say I’m against it.  Therefore, I suppose, I’m in favour of steps which mitigate against money laundering.  However Communitybuilders really truly do go a step too far.  Several steps too far.  Many many many steps too far. (more…)

And fundraising just got harder …..

July 16, 2010

So the voluntary and community sector will get less Lottery money.  Isn’t that just great?  What started out as being “our” pot of money all those years ago, then got raided to fund bolt-on NHS services and bolt-on education services.  And then came the Olympics.  (more…)

Season of mists …..

November 12, 2009

Well after a beautiful start to the autumn, the weather has suddenly become very dull and wet.   Ideal for long sessions on the computer writing reports, analysing incoming tenders, and researching new funding opportunities for clients.

Fundraising for Christchurch Community Partnership’s New Druitt Community Centre is at that tense stage of waiting for responses from some major funders.  We have high hopes for some of the fundraising applications we have submitted.   And the community involvement reaches its peak on our “Do It For Druitt” day in Christchurch High Street on November 21st. The fundraising website for the New Druitt Community Centre can be seen at

My training course on writing effective fundraising bids gained great evaluations for its last two outings ……. “Fantastically useful and inspiring!” ………. “Very helpful – thank you!” ……. “Well organised and presented in a very friendly manner which encouraged discusions.” …….. “All very useful”

The course will be run in the full-day format twice in Somerset in December (two places remain for December 12th – contact VISTA to book):