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Researching and Prioritising Funders

With increased demands you have less time than before to search for funders.

How many of us have wasted hours searching and applying for funding with low returns? This interactive two hour session aims to reduce your funding search time and will help you to identify which funders will closely match the type of funding you need for your project(s) and organisation.

This session will be run online using zoom.

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will:

  • Be able to identify suitable funders for your project or organisation
  • Develop techniques for sourcing likely funders to meet your project needs
  • Gain an understanding of what funders are looking for
  • Be able to prioritise the needs of likely funders for your project

Trainer Profile

John Hayes started working in the voluntary sector for a rural Mental Health charity in Wales. He was then recruited by the local CVS to cover Brecknockshire as a community and organisational development worker, working with groups on governance, legal and funding issues and working with communities on community development and local participation in neighbourhood regeneration and development. After working in Wales for ten years he moved to the South East of England where he currently fulfils a similar role at OCVA as Development Worker.

Benefits to you

You will leave the session with some practical tools and ideas for finding funders who closely match your project needs to enable you to minimise your time searching for funders.

Who should attend?

This session is for anyone who has responsibility or an involvement for raising funds or bid writing within your organisation. You could be a fundraiser, bid writer, project officer, project administrator or have a general interest in this topic.

Tuesday 19th October 2021

10.00 am – 12.00 pm.

The course will be held online using Zoom


  • £40 per person for OCVA Members
  • £55 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
  • £70 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:

£ 40.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Charitable Organisations*
£ 55.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Non charitable rate
£ 70.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Course details at a glance

Date: Tuesday 19th October 2021
Time: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
Cost: £40 – £70

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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