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Wed, 01 Nov


Wirral Chamber of Commerce

Diversifying Income for The Voluntary Sector

This event aims to equip you with valuable insights and practical knowledge to leverage diverse funding opportunities effectively.

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Diversifying Income for The Voluntary Sector
Diversifying Income for The Voluntary Sector

Time & Location

01 Nov 2023, 09:00 – 13:00

Wirral Chamber of Commerce, Egerton House, Tower Rd, Birkenhead CH41 1FN, UK

About the event

The voluntary sector plays a pivotal role in addressing societal challenges and creating positive change in our communities. To enhance their financial sustainability and foster growth, we are thrilled to host an exclusive event focused on diversifying income streams for voluntary organisations.

This event aims to equip attendees with valuable insights and practical knowledge to leverage diverse funding opportunities effectively.

The programme will include:

Gift Aid Made Easy

Learn how to maximize Gift Aid, an essential source of income for voluntary organisations. Our speaker Steven Carroll from HMRC will provide a comprehensive overview of Gift Aid, sharing best practices and guidelines to ensure organisations can make the most of this valuable resource.

Navigating Procurement Opportunities

Unlock the possibilities of collaborating with the public sector. Donna Long and Tony Birkett from the Wirral Council Procurement Team will explain how to register on the Portal (currently The Chest), Hints and tips for tendering and the various procurement opportunities available will be covered.

Using AI as a tool to write funding bids.

Join us on an interesting foray into using CHATGPT to help fundraisers to write clear and effective bids.

Hints and Tips on Good Funding Applications

Raising funds effectively requires a well-crafted application. In this segment, experienced fundraisers will share practical tips and tricks to improve the quality of funding applications, helping organisations present their projects convincingly and increase their chances of securing financial support with a panel of Funders from the National Lottery and Liverpool City Region local funders including the John Moores Foundation, Community Foundation for Merseyside, The Steve Morgan Foundation, The Burbo Bank Extension fund, Workers Education Association, Eleanor Rathbone Foundation and the Johnson Foundation.

Networking Opportunities & Lunch

Throughout the event, ample networking opportunities will be provided, enabling attendees to connect with like-minded individuals, potential donors, and representatives from funding organisations. Building strong networks is an integral part of sustaining long-term financial stability for voluntary organisations.

Lunch will be provided.

Who Should Attend:

Representatives from voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations

Join us for this enlightening event that promises to empower your organisation with the tools and knowledge needed to diversify income streams, leading to a sustainable and impactful future. Together, let's create positive change and foster growth in the voluntary sector!

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