Attendance is free to members.  

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.  

Meet the Funder is open to all in the VCFS community, attendance is free for members and only £10 for non-members.


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.’ 

‘It gave us new ideas about how to approach large projects.’ 

‘We benefitted from the openness and helpfulness of funders to explore ideas and suggestions.’ 

‘It was a was also a great networking event and opportunity to raise awareness of our organisation’s services, not just about external funding opportunities- by talking to organisations, we’ve taken away ideas for potential funding opportunities.’  

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.