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Building a successful funding strategy – income diversification

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 22nd February 2022

10.00 am – 1.30 pm (3,5 hrs)

This course will be held online using 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


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

  1. Complete the Google bookings form and register your details
  2. Make payment via PayPal within two working days of registering for the course. We’re using PayPal for this event. Select ‘pay with a debit or credit card ‘ if you don’t have a PayPal account (there’s no need to sign in to PayPal).

Step 1:

Step 2:

Choose payment type:

£ 45.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Charitable Organisations*
£ 60.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Non charitable rate
£ 75.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Course details at a glance

Date: Tuesday 22nd February 2022
Time: 10.00 am – 1.30pm (3.5 hrs)
Cost: £45 – £75

Enquiries contact

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

Email training@ocva.org.uk or call us on 01865 251946

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