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1-2-1 Grant Fundraising Clinic

Small Charities Coalition

Thursday, 15 March 2018 from 14:00 to 15:00 (GMT)

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1-2-1 Grant Fundraising Clinic

Sarah Boardman of the Bright Ideas Partnership is offering one hour advice surgeries for small charities to bring any issues, advice or support they are looking for about grant fundraising.  This could include topics such as: what to include in a funding application; how to identify funders who are likely to support your organisation; tips on how to apply to some of the major funders such as the Big Lottery Fund; Henry Smith Charity or BBC Children in Need. 

This session is aimed at anyone who is involved in Grant Fundraising for a small charity. 

The Bright Ideas Partnership facilitates charities to find and secure funding, measure their impact, and strengthen their organisation. They also provide mentoring support to enable you to write your funding application in-house.

Bright Ideas has a success rate of 40% for funding applications submitted, significantly higher than the industry average and represents excellent value for money, delivering £40.92 for every £1 invested in us.They specialise in applications to the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of a wide range of not-for-profits including organisations who have never before secured large amounts of grant funding.

In their 11-year experience, they have submitted 30 successful Lottery bids – securing almost £9million in funding, with a 96% success rate at second stage.

Trainer Bio: Sarah Boardman 

Sarah has a postgraduate degree in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and Asian Studies (SOAS) and has an interest in developing grassroots International NGOs to maximise their fundraising, impact and organisational efficiency. She started her career as a Trust Fundraiser for The Salvation Army over 15 years ago.  She is passionate about supporting her local community and volunteers for numerous organisations including having been a Governor for her children’s school.

The Bright Ideas Partnership has two highly experienced charity professionals at its helm, Sarah Boardman and Jo Ryan, who between them have over 30 years’ experience of fundraising, management, impact evaluation and strategic development. Sarah and Jo are supported by a small, experienced team of associates.



We ask that all attendees arrive 15 minutes before the workshop starts to allow for registration and ensure a timely start and the smooth running of the workshop.

We want to make sure all of our workshops meet your needs, so if you have any questions about accessibility please email

You must be a member of  Small Charities Coalition in order to attend this workshop. If you aren't already you can register for free here.

If the places have all been filled please do add your details to the waitlist and we will let you know as soon as a place becomes available.

Cancellations and Refunds:
If you cancel your place at least 5 full working days before the event takes place then you are entitled to a full refund by request. Refunds for cancellations after this point are given at the discretion of Small Charities Coalition.

If you cannot make a workshop please advise us as soon as possible. Workshops normally have a waitlist and if you notify us early enough then there's a good chance another charity can attend in your place.

Do you have questions about 1-2-1 Grant Fundraising Clinic? Contact Small Charities Coalition

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I-COM International Ltd
131 Portland Street
M1 4PY Manchester
United Kingdom

Thursday, 15 March 2018 from 14:00 to 15:00 (GMT)

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Small Charities Coalition

Small Charities Coalition is a national membership organisation that helps trustees, staff and volunteers of small charities access the skills, tools and information they need to get going and do what they do best.

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