Cabinet Office invites applications to run fundraising training programme

Announced in the March Budget, the Small Charities Fundraising Training Programme is expected to run between February and June next year

Fundraising training: applications to run programme wanted
Fundraising training: applications to run programme wanted

The Cabinet Office is inviting organisations to apply to run a £100,000 programme that will provide fundraising training to small charities.

The initiative, which was announced in the Budget in March, is designed to increase the fundraising capabilities of small charities with incomes of up to £1m a year.

The Cabinet Office said today it was looking to appoint up to three providers to run the scheme, which will be called the Small Charities Fundraising Training Programme.

The initiative will subsidise the cost of training, enabling participation by small charities that might not have the ability to pay for such courses, the department said.

Organisations with fundraising expertise and the capacity to deliver the training between February and June next year are being invited to apply for grants of between £25,000 and £100,000.

Rob Wilson, the Minister for Civil Society, said in a statement: "Small charities can often struggle to access the resources they need and yet many are doing fantastic work supporting their local communities.

"This programme will enable small charities to fundraise responsibly and sustainably, helping us to build a stronger society with compassion at its heart."

The closing date for applications is 9 October and the successful applicants will be announced in December.

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