Support with raising money
We can offer this support to volunteer-run groups based in Brighton & Hove which are:
- Tenants’ or Residents’ Associations for Brighton & Hove City Council tenants and leaseholders, and/or
- Groups run by and for people living in an area of social housing, and/or
- Groups run by and for black and minority ethnic people, and/or
- Groups run by and for disabled people.
If you think you may be eligible, contact us to find out whether we can help.
We offer support with:
- Making a plan
- Finding sources of funding
- Writing applications
- Keeping track of money
- Examination of accounts
- Evaluations and reports
- Equipment hire for fundraising events
- Printing and publicity for fundraising events
It is possible to raise money for a wide range of community projects, but it can take some time and hard work. Good planning can be the difference between success and failure.
The Resource Centre can give you advice on what you need to think through before you start.
Help with finding sources of funding
We have a lot of information on where to apply for money. We can listen to your group’s ideas and give you advice about which funders might be most suitable for you to apply to.
Contact us to make an appointment.
You can also look at our lists of useful local funders:
- Favourite funders for existing activities and running costs
- Favourite funders for specific projects and new activities
- Favourite funders for capital and equipment costs
Help with writing applications
We can help you to plan and write funding applications.
We will listen to your ideas about the activities your group wants to do, and help you explain them to funders in a way which fits in with the funders’ aims and values, to help improve your chances of getting a grant. We can also help with typing up funding applications.
We can also give you advice and feedback on applications you’ve written.
Help with budgeting
Funders will want you to show clearly how much money you need and what you will spend it on. We can help you to work out a budget for your project and present it in a suitable format.
Keeping track of money
Funders will also want to know that your group looks after its money responsibly. The Resource Centre can provide training and support to your treasurer and committee.
Independent Examination of Accounts
You can get an independent examination of your group’s accounts done at the Resource Centre for free. This will give you a signed statement and summary of your accounts, which is very useful for fundraising purposes.
Contact us to book your accounts in for examination. You could also have a look through our information about getting your accounts examined at the Resource Centre.
Help with evaluations and reports
If you are successful in raising money, your funders will want to know how their money was spent, and what difference it made to people in your area. We can help you collect information to show your project was successful and write reports to funders.
Equipment hire for fundraising events
The Resource Centre has a really good range of equipment for hire to help you organise your own fundraising event.
We can also give you ideas for fundraising activities, and tips on how to make them successful.
Help with printing flyers and publicity material
You can get your flyers and publicity material printed very cheaply at the Resource Centre. We can also help you to design your artwork.
Contact us to arrange the help you need to create great publicity for your fundraising event. You could also look at our information on getting help with publicity at the Resource Centre.
Updated February 2020