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 three 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).

What will I learn?training

By the end of this session you will:

  • Be able to identify suitable funders
  • 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
  • Have an understanding of funder language
  • Create a targeted list of funders who might fund you

Benefits to you

You will leave the session with some practical tools and ideas for finding funders who closely match your projects needs to enable you to maximise 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 or project officer, project administrator or have a general interest in this topic.


Wednesday 1st June 2016




£30 per person for OCVA Members
£32 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
£35 per person from a non-charitable organisation


Oxford Office Furniture Training Suite
The Old Court House
Floyds Row
St Aldates

There is no parking available, although we maybe able to assist those with disabilities.  Please contact us to enquire if you have a disability.    Our venue is serviced with good transport links, if you are driving you may wish to take advantage of the Park and Ride services located at Redbridge, Pear Tree or Oxford Thornhill.  Alternatively you can park in one of the City Centre car parks such as Gloucester Green, Oxpens, Oxford Train Station or Worcester Street.

Enquiries contact:

Telephone:  01865 251946
Email: training AT ocva.org.uk (replace AT with @)

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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OCVA Members pay £30.00 GBP BUY NOW
Charitable organisations who are not OCVA members pay £32.00 GBP BUY NOW
Non-charitable Rate pay £35.00 GBP BUY NOW

Further courses to consider:

  • Fit to Fund
  • Researching evidence needs and presenting your organisations public face????
  • How to Save Crucial Hours in the Day