Raising Money

Raising money for your group can feel like an endless task. However, raising money is always more successful if you know what you are raising the money for, and have a clear idea of how much you need.

Plan your fundraising by making decisions in your group about what you actually want to do, and then work out how much these activities will cost. This will help you to decide how best to raise the money, and it will also mean that you don’t spend time trying to raise money that you don’t really need.

Favourite funders

We have compiled lists of funders that are useful for community groups in Brighton & Hove. Many also fund organisations in other areas.

Favourite funders for capital and equipment costs
Favourite funders for existing activities and running costs
Favourite funders for specific projects and new activities

We also have a subscription to Trustfunding.org.uk. This is a database of UK trusts, with information about the kinds of things they fund and how to apply. If you are a Sussex based community group you are welcome to use it at the Resource Centre – just contact us to book a time to come in. (We will not charge you to use the database, but do charge a small amount for computer use).

We don’t usually add very short term or one-off grant pots to our Favourite Funders. We post these in our Funding News section instead. Have a look there if you are looking for small bits of funding in Brighton and Hove.

Fundraising information and advice

Fundraising strategy
Fundraising events and ideas
Writing funding applications
Reporting to funders
Getting outside help with raising money
Useful research for fundraising

Would you like to make a donation?

We hope you find this page useful. Would you like to make a donation?

All Resource Centre information is available for free because we know small community groups have small budgets. However, we are a small charity, so if you are in a position to make a donation, it will help us to keep running this service into the future.