Funding Toolkit

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Having a fundraising strategy is key to survival for all Voluntary, Community, Charity and Social Enterprises. Ensuring that you comply with all legislation and codes of practice is vital to prevent irreparable damage to your organisation.

Below you will find some useful resources and links to ensure you develop a resilient and sustainable fundraising strategy for your organisation and a compelling case for support for your projects.

Fundraising templates and tools to download

Fundraising resources to download

Funding sheets for groups looking for grant funding

Links to other information & resources for fundraisers

What is easyfundraising?

Raising money for your organisation isn’t always easy. Asking people to donate money or give up their time is tricky and can take up your valuable time too. So we’ve partnered with fundraising website easyfundraising to make fundraising much simpler for you.

This one simple action will allow your organisation to benefit from a stream of regular donations when volunteers and supporters shop online with leading retailers.

How does it work?

By using the easyfundraising website or app to shop, your volunteers and supporters raise a free donation based on how much they spend. Over 4,300 retailers will donate, ranging from everyday retailers like Amazon, eBay, Argos, John Lewis and M&S to travel sites like Trainline, and Tui, and even takeaway and grocery retailers like Just Eat, Dominos, Uber Eats, Iceland and Waitrose.

During these changing times easyfundraising offers a consistent fundraising opportunity with no risk of being cancelled! And because it’s all online, it means everyone can raise money easily and safely from home. It won’t cost your supporters anything extra either because the retailers pay the donation, not the shopper.

To join them, simply register your organisation as a good cause with easyfundraising – it’s completely free to register and use and only takes two minutes to get started.

These resources are updated regularly but if you require support not listed here please contact

Funding Briefs

Building a resilient funding stream


Fundraising by text

Fundraising through lotteries

Getting support from businesses

Gift aid

GivingTuesday and annual fundraising dates

Fundraising by payroll giving

How to find grant funding

Thanking your supporters

Legacy Fundraising

The code of fundraising practice

Understanding your donors

What is social investment

Why you need the money

Writing a winning bid

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