RBC’s External Funding Service – the support you can get

Author's position
External Funding Policy and Voluntary Sector
Article date
4 July 2016
Primary interest
Funding and Fundraising

If you are a not-for-profit organisation working in Reading, for the benefit of the local community, we can offer you help with your search to find external funding.

Funding Digest – We outline a selection current funding opportunities in our free monthly e-document Funding Digest.  The Funding Digest includes information on a cross-section of new and existing funding programmes and their deadlines and is emailed directly to you each month. Register for the Funding Digest by emailing Alistair Dowlman

Reading 4 Community is a free to use funding search site. It allows you to search through 100’s of national and regional funding programmes, including grants and loans, to try and find potential financial support and advice for your project or organisation. You can also find details about local funding programmes and other items of interest locally. Find out more about Reading 4 Community

Twitter – follow us for regular snippets of funding related information. @FundingAdvice

Bid Review Service – Even though you can speak passionately and enthusiastically about your project, it can sometimes be difficult to put this into words on an application form. To try and help you with this we offer a free ‘critical friend’ Bid Review Service for applications to ‘general’ funding programmes. We will read through your draft application before you apply with the view of trying to make sure that it focusses on the aims of the grant-making organisation.

More information about all these services