Fundraising Network

Next Network: Monday 16th March 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm, Sandbach

The CVS Fundraising Network is an opportunity for those involved in generating income for their organisations to meet with each other. Recognising that fundraising is a difficult, often relentless task, it’s important to have the opportunity to meet others to share ideas, encourage and support one another.
The network meetings and events are held at various venues across Cheshire East to allow participation by everyone, so if you have a free venue to use for future events please contact

Next meeting

Monday 16th March 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
Venue: Sandbach Town Hall, High St, Sandbach, CW11 1AX



Part of the CVS Fundraising Network is the Meet the Funder event. Meet the Funder gives you the opportunity (as the title suggestes) to meet funders face to face to ask any questions and discuss potential funding applications with.

Save the Date! The next Meet The Funder Event will be held on 29th April 2020 in Macclesfield. 

CVS members will get priority booking, so join today!

These events offer a fantastic opportunity for groups to speak directly to funders by having one to one appointments with them.  Groups can run ideas for possible applications past funders and learn more about funders’ criteria and what they are looking for in applications.  Groups have been very successful in securing funding in the past after attending Meet the Funder so we would really encourage you to attend and make the most of this opportunity.

Funders who have attended in the past include: 

The Big Lottery Fund Cheshire Community Foundation
BBC Children in Need Williams Family Foundation
Lloyds Bank Foundation Cheshire East Council Partnerships
Cheshire Community Foundation Crewe Town Council
Cheshire Community Foundation Manchester Airport Community Fund
Active Cheshire South West Peak Landscape Partnership


Some feedback from past attendees: 

‘The face to face element was brilliant. There was lots of information available generally and people on hand to ask questions too’ 

‘We feel better informed and think we have a better chance of success.’ 

‘We feel more knowledgeable about what funders’ expectations are and what they expect from applicants.’ 

If you would like more information about Meet the Funder events, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Please also remember that we offer a Grant Read Through Service to our CVS Members all year round. 

Connect with the community

Fill out the linked webform and join this network's mailing list, be kept up to date on all the goings on around the network including dates and agendas for upcoming meetings.