The funding world is changing.  All too often we depend on a small and declining funding base.  This practical workshop shows how we can take a more planned and strategic approach to how we fund our work and build a more sustainable income base for our organisation.

This course will take place online using Zoom.

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will learn:

  • Key developments in funding
  • How to evaluate your approach
  • Taking a strategic approach to funding
  • Making your case
  • Income diversification strategies

Trainer Profile

Alan Lawrie is an established consultant specialising in strategy and business planning.  He is the author of five books on different aspects of managing voluntary organisations. 

Benefits to you

  • How to evaluate and develop your organisation’s current approach to funding.
  • Tried and tested ideas to take back to your organisation
  • Ideas on how to make a compelling case in increasingly tough times.

Who should attend?

Trustees or staff involved in planning, making or managing funding.


Tuesday 8th December 2020

The course will be run online using Zoom. 


10.00 am start. The workshop will finish by 1.00 pm. There will be a break in the middle of the session. It will be held online via Zoom.


£45 per person for OCVA Members
£60 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
£75 per person from a non-charitable organisation

Enquiries contact:

Telephone:  01865 251946
Email: training@ocva.org.uk

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.


Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

Step 1: Please register your details with us on the form:

Please note that registration without payment does not constitute a booking. Both are required, and we do check. (Thanks!)

Step 2: Make payment within 2 working days of registering.

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