The Spirit of 2012 Funding Fair

Thursday 29th of June 10:00 – 4:00

Poster – Funding Fair

Kingstanding Wellbeing/Leisure Centre, Dulwich Road B44 0EW

Our Funding Fair is aimed at community organisations and individuals, based in or working in Kingstanding and Erdington, who have no or very limited experience of making funding applications.

The event will provide an opportunity to meet some local and national organisations and speak to them about what they are looking for to write a successful funding application.

Funders that you will able to speak to on the day include The Heart of England Community

Foundation, Children in Need, Big Lottery Fund, Tesco “Bags of Help”, Community Matters and The Heritage Lottery Fund.

We will also be running a series of workshops, delivered by a team of very experienced fundraisers, who will help you to really focus on the questions that funders will expect you to know the answers to.

This event is FREE but spaces are limited to two per organisation.

Please reserve your place by calling Nick or Karen on 0121 439 6780 or emailing us at


We will deliver four workshops that will run concurrently so you will be able to attend two Please let us know which workshops that you wish to attend when you book your place

1:00 – 1:45

Workshop 1: Equal Opportunities

All organisations have an Equal Opportunities Policy but that’s the very least a funder expects see. This workshop will support you to understand the importance of Equal Opportunities in every organisation and how to embed your policy into all aspects of project delivery and in your funding applications.

Workshop 2: Outstanding Outcomes

Funders really want to see how project is making tangible and positive impacts on the lives of the communities that your organisation works with. This workshop will help you to write realistic, measurable and achievable, outcomes that really support the needs of your beneficiaries

2:00 – 2:45

Workshop 3: Why is Your Project Needed?

It’s a big question and every funder asks it. You have a great idea for a project, you know people want it but how do you demonstrate this in the way a funder wants. This workshop will support you to build an evidence base for your projects need through a range of methods including community consultation and desktop research.

Workshop 4: Safeguarding

If your organisations works with children, young people, elderly people or vulnerable adults safeguarding needs to be embedded in all your work. This workshop will give you direction on writing a safeguarding policy for your organisation and how to demonstrate to funders that you are aware of and able to support the safeguarding needs of the people that you work with.