0115 9266 477

Fundraising Training Workshop

This course takes you through the basic principles of fundraising and gives you the foundations and confidence to write strong, successful applications for grants


This workshop is designed for those with little or no experience of writing to Trusts and Foundations for grants. We can train individuals or teams and will tailor the content and timing of the course to your individual needs. We can deliver the training in person or online. By the end of our time together, we are confident that you will be in a better position to secure grants from a variety of funding sources.

During the day we will explore the following:

The principles of fundraising:

1. The Ask

2. The donor’s viewpoint

3. Marketing a cause

4. Building credibility

5. Accountability and reporting

6. Developing a fundraising strategy

7. Identifying potential donors

8. The cost of fundraising

9. Approaching

  • Individual donors
  • Membership schemes
  • Legacy Donors
  • Community fundraising
  • Company Giving
  • Payroll Giving

10. Writing good grant applications

11. How to write better grant applications – troubleshooting and tips for your own charity or organisation

12. Tools to find funding to apply for


Courses are delivered by Rachel Crookston.

Rachel has worked as the senior fundraising consultant for Silverlock for 7 years during which time she has worked with a wide range of third sector organisations to help them raise funding. Prior to joining Silverlock, Rachel worked in the Government Office for the East Midland with a variety of partners in both the public and voluntary sector. She also worked as a Community Development Worker where she devised and managed local projects with, and for, local people.

Course location

Training can now be delivered interactively online rather than meeting in person.

Course date

We will work with you to set a date that works best for your organisation. If you’d like to book this course, please call us on 0115 9266 477 or get in touch via our online form.

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