Cabinet Office launches fundraising training programme for small charities

The Cabinet Office is seeking partners to provide subsidised training as part of its new Small Charities Fundraising Training Programme.

The programme, worth £100,000, is seeking to appoint between one and three training providers to help charities to fundraise more effectively. Applicants can ask for a grant between £25,000 and £100,000 to run projects that provide training between mid-February and June 2016.

Open to charities with incomes up to £1m, the programme subsidises the cost of training to allow small charities to access training to improve their fundraising capability.

It follows on from a programme worth £100,000 that the Cabinet Office funded in 2013 to 2014. This provided over 700 training opportunities for more than 300 charities.

Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson said small charities can often struggle to access the resources they need, yet many are doing fantastic work in their communities.

“We need a confident and capable sector, armed with the skills to meet the challenges ahead. This programme will enable small charities to fundraise responsibly and sustainably, helping us build a stronger society with compassion at its heart,” Wilson said.

Organisations interested in providing training under the scheme can apply here.

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