KVA Funding Conference

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United Reformed Church

Eden Street

Kingston upon Thames

KT1 1HZ

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This is a full day funding conference for Kingston groups. Attendees will hear from key speakers, such as People's Postcode Lottery, Groundwork London and Bequeathed, as well as learn from their peers and participate in relevant workshops. See a full agenda below.

This year we are charging a nominal fee of £20 for Kingston groups and £30 for others*. The workshops are included in this price. They are offered for a highly subsidised rate and are an opportunity for you to gain some invaluable learning for a small fee. You are welcome to book members of your staff or your volunteers to attend workshops only. The fee will remain the same weather you attend the full conference or a workshop only.

*Organisations who have an income below £10,000 who would like to attend but are unable to make the contribution please get in touch with us directly at communications@kva.org.uk

Please make sure you choose which workshop you want on the registration page, under the additional items section.


9:30 - 9:45 Registration

9.45 – 10.00 – Welcomes and opening

10.00 – 11.45 : Plenary followed by Q&A : People's Postcode Lottery (PPL), Groundwork London and Bequeathed

PPL, Groundwork London and Bequeathed will give 30 minutes’ presentations followed by 15 minutes Q&A from the audience.

People's Postcode Lottery (PPL) is funded by Postcode Lottery players supporting a wide range of charities and grassroots causes. There are a different Trust's operated by PPL relevant to Kingston groups. These include People's Postcode Trust, Postcode Community Trust and Postcode Local Trust that focus on a range of different causes including prevention of poverty, promotion of human rights, improving health and wellbeing, reducing isolation, arts and physical recreation, green space improvements and increasing access to outdoor spaces amongst many others. Ailbhe Kirwan, Community Programmes Officer for PPL will be talking about the various grants, the application process and requirements.

Groundwork London is a social and environmental regeneration charity operating throughout Greater London. Their grants team administer programmes on behalf of a range of Public and Private funders, and cover a range of activities and policy aims such as access to nature, social integration, community cohesion and behaviour change.

Martin Petry, Groundwork London Programmes Officer (Grants) will be presenting on:

  • Current grant programmes Groundwork London administer

  • The work of the grants team including:

    • developing programmes

    • assessment of applications

    • support and capacity building during delivery of grant projects

    • analysis of monitoring

    • future development and adjustment of programmes

    • The work of Groundwork London generally

Bequeathed is a legacy fundraising platform that can be implemented into any size charity or voluntary organisation to help generate future income through gifts in wills by offering a Free Will. In this session you will learn what Bequeathed does and how they can tailor make a legacy marketing solution for a group of voluntary organisations and local charities in the same area to collaboratively promote and encourage people to leave a gift in their Will to these organisations within the area. David Roberts from Bequeathed will be presenting.

11.45am – 12pm: Refreshments

12pm - 1.50pm: Kingston Dragons Den

We have the opportunity for 4 local organisations to pitch a project to the panel consisting of People's Postcode Lottery, Groundwork London, London Learning Consortium, Superhighways, Love Kingston and KVA representatives.

This is a learning opportunity for you to develop a project idea, get general advice, tips and feedback from a panel of experts. Although the funders will not be able to commit to your project on the day, you will have an excellent chance to improve the skills you need for submitting a successful bid.We expect your presentation (you can use PowerPoint if you want, but it will have to be emailed to us at least 2 days prior to the event) to last for 15-20 minutes. This will be followed by 5 minutes of questions from the panel and 5 minutes of comments.If you have a project idea and would like to be selected for the Dragons’ Den, please complete this form by 3 October 2019, 5pm.

Even if your organisation is not presenting, you are welcome to stay as this will be very worthwhile to watch, and you can see what makes a project stand out, and how funders respond to different approaches.

1.50 – 2.30: Lunch

2.30 – 4.30: Workshops

Please note all workshops will run at the same time from 2:30 - 4:30.

1: Writing a Fundraising Strategy – from dusty tome to an essential and agile fundraising tool

Loved by some, misunderstood by many, a fundraising strategy provides your organisation with an evidence base and a solid platform from which to innovate.The session will cover:

• How to involve all your stakeholders in the formulation of a fundraising strategy

• Examples of best (and could do better) practice from across the sector

• Developing a meaningful (and succinct!) document to enhance and inform your fundraising.

The session will be delivered by Katie Rabone MInstF (Dip) Grants Consultant at The EY Foundation (Ernst and Young). Katie has been a professional fundraiser for 18 years, working across all disciplines including bid writing,individual giving and corporates. She is a keen exponent of a strong vision statement to drive fundraisingmessages. She delivers training to a wide variety of organisations in the South East and London region. She is also an Associate Trainer with the Directory of Social Change.

This is what Anne Barlow, a Senior Trust and Foundation Officer with 40 years of experience in the sector said about Katie having attended her workshops: ‘I highly recommend Katie and her skills in the Trust and Foundation sector are second to none, she's number 1.Whether you need a tutor or a fundraiser, Katie has the knowledge and expertise to deliver.’

2: National Lottery Community Fund – Lessons Learnt

The National Lottery Community Fund (previously The Big Lottery Fund) Funding Officer for West London, Anne-Marie Twumasi, is back in Kingston after almost a year to tell us about assessing applications from our borough and lessons learnt through the process. If you are considering applying to Reaching Communities in the near future, this is definitely a workshop for you.

3: Superhighways - Creating a video pitch for funders and donors - what can we learn from start-ups?

As a business start-up, pitching is an essential part of explaining your idea to potential investors and customers. And faced with a mountain of funding submissions, investors have to decide who stands out in a crowd. Sound familiar?

Video is a popular choice for start-ups to communicate their product with passion and clarity. Increasingly funders are offering charities the option to submit video ideas for their projects.

In this fun, practical workshop we’ll look at what makes a great pitch, easy video formats that could work for you and get started with app-based video-making. You’ll discover some fresh ways to talk about why you’re the best and a take-away resource on the best free and affordable apps you can use on your smartphone and tablet devices.

4: RBK to talk about the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) element of their community grants (more details to follow)

5: London Learning Consortium - ‘Avoid the pitfalls in an Expression of Interest for ESF Community Grants funding – supporting success, making it simple’

This workshop will be delivered by Amanda O’Shea. Currently working with London Learning Consortium, managing their ESF Community Grants contact, Amanda has over 20 years experience in the education sector. A qualified teacher with extensive senior management experience in Further Education, bidding for and managing amongst others, ESF contracts and NEET engagement projects, managing 14-16 alternative provision, curriculum design, quality assurance, gifted and talented and widening participation projects.

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United Reformed Church

Eden Street

Kingston upon Thames

KT1 1HZ

United Kingdom

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