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. With funders concentrating on COVID-19 support, this is a good opportunity for organisations to come together to share ideas and look at what funding is available now and to start planning for future funding.
Our Next Network Meeting
Previous Networks and Meetings
Monday 25th January 2021
At this Network we discussed the National Lottery's Reaching Communities Fund, with presentations from Sarah Blackie and Fiona Clear (National Lottery) and the considered the crowdfunding platform funded by Cheshire East Council.
Monday 14th September 2020, Virtual Meeting
At this Network we discussed funding opportunities, challenges with COVID-19 and agreed to have regular virtual coffee catch ups for Fundraisers.
Monday 8th June 2020, Virtual Meeting
At this first virtual Trustee Network we discussed COVID-19 funding support, shared experiences on applying for funding, considered funding available now and how to start planning for the future.
Monday 16th March 2020, Sandbach
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.
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:
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.