These meetings are a mixture of different fundraising topics with expert guest speakers or 1:1 surgeries from a specific grant fund holder or a member of the Development Team.
They are usually held monthly and are a forum not only fundraising debate, but for peer support, information exchange, informal training and networking.
Free to all.
GDPR Funding Surgery
Home-Start staff have attended many of the events organised by VAAC, including access to funders otherwise not reached. VAAC’s support team are at the end of an email for them when they get stuck or need some best practice advice. Home-Start staff would like to thank VAAC for their support to their small charity.
Wed 16 June 2021
Online (via Zoom) (10.30am - 12pm)Come and hear from Beccy East of youth arts charity Artswork. She’ll discuss the project investment available via small grants through her Arun Inspires programme. This is a programme of cultural development for children and young people in Arun and in 2021 – 22 will be targeting support toward creative projects that improve cultural access for the District’s most disadvantaged children and young people to support their mental health. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions, chat with other fundraisers as usual and share your experiences and knowledge. This event is aimed at beginners to fundraising, small community groups, charities and CICs
Wed 23 June 2021
Online (via Zoom) (12pm - 2pm)Come and hear from Sarah Owen, Local Funding Officer for The National Lottery Community Fund – the UK’s largest grant funder. She’ll talk about the Reaching Communities over £10k grant fund, and the Awards for All under £10k grant fund programmes, and take questions on eligibility, criteria and partnership working. This event is aimed at beginners to fundraising, small community groups, charities and CICs
Wed 7 July 2021
Online (via zoom) (10am - 1pm)Come and chat with a member of VAAC’s Development Team about any funding issue your organisation is facing e.g if you require funding sources, fundraising strategy advice, tips on how to write a funding application etc. Email to book a slot, and please tell us what you would like to discuss so we can prepare in advance.