Funding

We provide access to regular, reliable and up-to-date funding information to help the sector, from resources to help your funding applications succeed, to GrantTracker our dedicated funding toolkit; a valuable resource for charities and communities.

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24 Apr 2014Andrea Thornbury ResearchViewfinder (Research), Charity Regulation, Open Data, Funding

This viewfinder survey focuses on prompt payment for grant claims, charity registration, open data and the role of media in influencing public opinion

Grants, grant-in-aid and procurement - a summary of official guidance

13 Mar 2014Public Sector ReformPublic Sector Reform, Funding

There are three main types of funding for voluntary and community organisations; grants, grant in aid, and procurement. This paper looks at them and outlines when it is appropriate to use them and the differences between them.

Fundraising Standards Need to be Maintained

2 Dec 2013Elizabeth Hamill FundraisingFunding, Gift Aid, Fundraising

In the lead up to Christmas, charity fundraising is at its height. Direct mail, telephone asks, cash collections, face-to-face and other campaigns are all highly visible and it is very important to maintain high fundraising standards.

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17 May 2013Andrea Thornbury ResearchEconomy, Funding, Social Enterprise, Viewfinder (Research)

This viewfinder survey focuses on current economic conditions, funding cuts, organisational income, funding and social enterprise activity.

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26 Nov 2012Andrea Thornbury ResearchEconomy, Funding, Charity Regulation, Governance, Viewfinder (Research)

This viewfinder survey focuses on the current economic environment, funding, the new charity regulations and governance.

A Review of PEACE III and Considerations for PEACE IV

12 Oct 2012Andrea Thornbury ResearchFunding

Key stakeholders including voluntary and community groups, programme delivery bodies and the Special EU Programmes Body have their say on how the Peace III programme is working to date and what they would like to see in the upcoming PEACE IV programme.

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14 Jun 2012Andrea Thornbury ResearchEconomy, Funding, Social Enterprise, Training, Viewfinder (Research)

This viewfinder survey focuses on the current economic environment and competition, the impact of public sector cuts, sources of income in the sector, training provision, social enterprises, staffing and volunteers.

Top Ten Findings State of the Sector 6

4 Apr 2012Rachel Shannon ResearchState of the Sector, Charitable giving, Employment, Funding, Fundraising, Sector Issues, Volunteering

State of the Sector VI provides high level statistics on the various types of resources available to the sector and the relationship between voluntary and community organisations, government, funders and the general public.

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14 Mar 2012Andrea Thornbury ResearchFunding, Collaboration, Viewfinder (Research)

This viewfinder survey focuses on collaborative working and competition, the impact of public sector cuts and sources of income, as well as staffing and volunteers.

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20 Oct 2011Andrea Thornbury ResearchCollaboration, Funding, Viewfinder (Research)

This viewfinder survey focuses specifically on two key themes; collaborative working and the impact of public sector cuts on the voluntary and community sector.