FSI Small Charity Training – Fundraising from Trusts and Foundations

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Heavily Subsidised Small Charity Training in Reading

In partnership with Reading Voluntary Action, and with support from Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) is coming to Reading for the first time to deliver a heavily subsidised training event on 7th March, offering small and local charities one of our most popular fundraising subjects: Fundraising from Trusts & Foundations.

With an estimated 9,000 independent trusts and foundationsin the UK giving £2 billion in grants each year they are a prime source offunding for your charity. However, it is absolutely vital that you properly prepare your applications, undertake research and develop tailored proposalsthat meet their specific criteria.

This course aims to give participants the essential skills and knowledge they need to develop successful fundraising from trusts and foundations.

Target Audience

This course will benefit those who want to develop, refresh and improve their strategies for successful Trust and Foundation fundraising, including researching, selecting and applying to potential funders.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course participants will be able to:
– Identify sources of research and informationinto trusts and foundations, both generally and specific to their area of work.
– Match their organisation or project’s needs with those of trusts and foundations, self-assess own eligibility.
– Create a trust funding plan for their charity.
– Develop a trust funding application using appropriate language and adhering to best practice principles and met.
– Respond appropriately to an application decision, ensuring long-term relationships with grants and foundations

The course is heavily subsidised for small charities and voluntary organisations. You will need to first join the FSI, but this is free for most small charities. Who is the FSI? Read on here for FAQs and how to join.

Book here via the FSI website 

Please note that entrance to the venue on the day will be via the rear door of the Central Library – please buzz the intercom.

Type of event
Event theme
Event date
7 March 2018
Start time
9:30 am
End time
4:30 pm
Address line 1
Reading Voluntary Action
Line 2
Third Floor, Central Library, Abbey
Wheelchair accessible?