Our training and workshop programme will equip you with the skills you need to thrive in the not-for-profit world. From support sessions, to networking opportunities to interactive workshops, we’re sure there’ll be something to suit you.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, click here to register your interest .

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Are you looking for:

  • Funding for your group?
  • Are you thinking of applying to a Trust / Foundation for grant funding?

To support you in this crucial activity, we have introduced the Trust Fundraising mentoring programme.

Over the course of three months, you will receive one hour of group support and one hour of one-to-one support each month. During the sessions, we will provide support  on a range of issues around trust and foundations funding tailored to your charity or community group.

Here are some examples of areas discussed during previous mentoring sessions:

  • Where to get funding
  • How to evidence need
  • How to write a compelling application

Who should attend?

These sessions are for charities, social enterprises and other voluntary and community groups in Buckinghamshire with income under £100,000, who are interested in applying to Trust and Foundations for grants.

Your adviser

Your adviser will be Jennie Gillions, freelance grants fundraiser.  Jennie started as a grants fundraiser in 2008 after five years running grant-funded volunteering projects. Since then, she has raised millions of pounds from Trusts and Foundations for causes including mental health, medical research, refugees, youth, and international human rights.

She is currently freelance, specialising in grant writing, fundraising strategy, supporting organisations to get their fundraising foundations right, and the relationship between fundraising and communications.

Outside of Trusts work, Jennie has a Philanthropic Psychology qualification and a background in writing successful Lottery and EU proposals. She is a keen supporter of charities, libraries, and her local dog rescue centre.

Booking your place

These sessions are by invitation only; please register your interest with Community Impact Bucks via this form. Places are limited to two individuals per cohort, with each cohort lasting three months.

We do not have the resources to work with everyone. If we decline to work with you, it is not a reflection on your organisation. In this case, Community Impact Bucks may be in touch with you to discuss other ways we could potentially support your work.

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