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.
Thu 23 September 2021
Online (via zoom) (10am - 3pm)Organisations can book a 1:1, 20 minute slot with Pam Bacon of BBC Children in Need to discuss their project idea for the Small Grants Fund. Please read BBC CiN’s criteria before booking a slot: https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/covid-19-funding-streams/. Email to book a slot and please give us a brief outline of the project you would like to discuss so that we can pass on to Pam in advance.
Wed 29 September 2021
Online (via Zoom) (10am - 12noon)Come and hear from Amy Loaring, Partnership Development Officer of Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner about what funding is available to community groups to help reduce or prevent crime in Sussex. She’ll discuss their eligibility, criteria and how to go about applying. 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.