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Tools and resources from NCVO to help you enhance your fundraising skills and develop new ones.

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Funding inspiration

Help with your funding needs

Explore your funding mix


Explore the grants cycle, how to apply for grants and manage a relationship with a funder.

Contracts and subcontracting

How to tender and negotiate contracts and tools to help assess the benefits and risks.

Explore subcontracting processes and how to identify opportunities for your organisation.

Social investment

Social investment and loan finance is not income but an enabling finance that can help develop income streams. Explore why and when social investment could be an option.

European Funding

There's a big pool of funding available from the European Union in the form or grants and contracts. Explore EU funding streams and what you need to know before you apply.


Crowdfunding is a way of funding a specific project by raising donations usually through an online campaign. Find out why it's a huge growth area of income and how to make your campaign a success.


Community fundraising and individual giving can help you raise funds, communicate with supporters and raise the profile of your cause.

Starting out?

Sustainable funding

Which income streams are right for your organisation? Work out your funding needs and get a strategy in place.

Online training course introduces you to sustainable funding and how it can work for your organisation.

Managing your finances

Financial management is crucial to organisational success, survival and sustainability. See how to get started and keep your organisation on track.

Planning your future needs

Sound planning underpins all income generation strategies. Explore the key stages of developing and implementing a plan and how to define and assess outcomes.

Collaborative working

Discover the range of ways organisations can work together from informal networks and alliances, through joint delivery of projects to full merger in our Partner Zone

More NCVO support

From campaigning to volunteering find practical support on the NCVO website

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