Welcome to the Funding Information and Advice Service
Download our funding leaflet here
The Hertfordshire Sustainable Funding Fair
Monday 11th November from 10 am to 2.30 pm (registration from 9.30 am) At the Fielder Centre, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9TP
The Hertfordshire Sustainable Funding Fair provides a great opportunity for voluntary and community groups from across Hertfordshire to come together for the day to find out about new and existing funding and support services available to groups in Hertfordshire.
The Funding Fair is FREE to attend and aimed at those who work or volunteer for voluntary/community groups based or delivering services in Hertfordshire.
Book your place here
Funding workshop at the CVS conference 2013
Funding for volunteer projects and expenses:
download the handout here
Police Commissioners Fund
£250,000 across the county
Projects of all sizes invited, need to meet the priorities
Letter and form and FAQ’s attached.
Ongoing applications throughout the year.
Information and application form here
SADC Community Safety Partnership Fund
£14,000, for projects which meet the objectives which include:
1. Preventing and reducing crime in particular burglary and motor vehicle crime.
2. Protecting vulnerable members of the community in particular children, young people, victims of domestic abuse and adults who require safeguarding.
3. Preventing, tackling and reducing anti-social behaviour and arson using the most effective and efficient tools available.
4. Preventing and reducing drug and alcohol misuse through increased education and awareness including information about penalties for possession of drugs, in particular cannabis.
5. Ensuring that offenders have the help and support that they need to have the best opportunity to turn their lives around.
6. Assisting troubled families requiring the most input from agencies to ensure that they receive help in a co-ordinated manner
Looking to fund 6-8 projects between £1000 and £3000
St Albans District Community Safety Partnership Strategy 2013/2014
For advice on alternative grants please contact the CVS.
Find out about becoming a member of the CVS here
St Albans CVS Funding Information and Advice Service is wholly funded by St Albans District Council to support voluntary and community groups in the district to be fundable, to access council grants and to secure as much external funding as possible.
Scroll down to find out more about:
• Our funding information service
• Our advice and support service
• Our local fundraising training
• Good practice and information resources about all aspects of fundraising, including fundraising from the community
Our Information Service
We keep track so you don’t have to!
1 HERTS CVS Find the Funding Newsletters
As a member group you will automatically be emailed 10 Find the Funding newsletters a year. These summarise current available funds and their deadlines. These newsletters were originally developed with the support of Hertfordshire County Council.
2 Funding Advice Network Briefing Sheets
You can also ask to receive a briefing sheet on local funders and on funders who fund work in specific service areas. These briefing sheets were also developed with the support of Hertfordshire County Council.
Children and Young People
Faith Buildings and Groups
Healthcare, Mental Health and Disabilities
Training and Learning
Refugees, Migrants, Homeless
3 Searchable Funding Databases and E Alerts
To find out where you can source information about funding yourself, click on the link below:
Searchable funding databases
4 Funding searches
As a member group you can ask for a funding search to be carried out by us provided you have first completed (as best you can) and returned:
Funding Search for a Specific Project
Alternatively you can ask for an appointment to be shown how to use Funderfinder or Trustfunding and carry out the search yourself
Our Advice and Support Service
1 Help with Writing a Bid
As a member group you can ask for help with writing a bid provided you have first completed (as best you can) and returned:
Project description template
2 Help with Developing a Fundraising Strategy
You can also get help to review or develop your fundraising strategy provided you have first completed (as best you can) and returned:
Organisation Funding Strategy template
3 Help with Fundability
If you need help to improve your governance or management in order to be fundable, we can help with constitutions, legal forms, model policies etc. If you are starting from scratch, ask for a model document to get started. If you have an existing document, e mail it to us if you want our comments.
4 Help with Enterprise
If you want to increase your earned income, we can help you to identify what you have to sell and how to price it. If you are an existing registered charity, we can also advise you what is allowable in relation to trading.
If you are starting up a social enterprise from scratch or you are re-structuring an existing organisation in order to develop and depend for your future on earned income, please refer to the Social Enterprise section of the website.
Local Fundraising Training
We organise low cost local training for all voluntary groups in Developing a Fundraising Strategy, Making a Funding Application, Applying for a Small Grant and Costing and Pricing your Services.
Click here for the latest training information.
Good Practice and Information Resources
St Albans CVS has a library of reference books for member groups and good practice guides on fundraising and other issues. Click here to access the list.
The Charities Information Bureau has a Funding Newsletter and good practice material.
The Institute of Fundraising sets the standard for good fundraising practice. Start as you mean to go on!
The NCVO Introductory Guide to Funding and Finance is a useful starter’s guide
NCVO Sustainable Funding Project has lots of useful information about diversifying income, trading and earning and loan funding.
The Charities Commission has guidance on Charities, trading and VAT and Charities and Public Service delivery while HMRC has good guides to tax and VAT for charities that trade and earn business income.
Charity and Non-profit KnowHow website from NCVO
HMRC has the latest guidance on Tax efficient donations - Gift Aid Tax efficient donations – payroll giving,and giving via a legacy.
St Albans District Council has guidance on street and house to house collecting locally, and Comprehensive guidance about when charities can sell alcohol to raise funds, rules on lotteries, competitions and gaming etc.
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