Training & Events

Fundraising training and events across Kent and Medway.

Here you’ll find a range of training courses and events being held across Kent and Medway. Posts are listed for your interest and are not necessarily managed by Funding for All. Please see individual listing for more information and booking details.

If you are hosting a training course or event within Kent and/or Medway that needs publicising, contact us and we’ll help spread the word.

Running Your Group (Whitstable)

WHEN: Wednesday April 24th, 2019

Join Red Zebra Community Solutions as they explain how, once you’ve set up your group, chosen a structure and written and adopted your governing document, your group will be run. The session will cover: Forming a management committee / board Overall responsibilities of the management committee Roles and responsibilities of committee members including officers –…

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Research Skills for Fundraisers (Sevenoaks)

WHEN: Thursday May 2nd, 2019

Stronger Kent Communities’ Research Skills for Fundraisers half day course is designed for fundraisers working in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Kent (excluding Medway) who need to hone their funding research skills. The course will cover the key resources for for researching grant-making trusts, statutory bodies, businesses and wealthy individuals, using a…

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Evidencing Need (Sevenoaks)

WHEN: Thursday May 2nd, 2019

Stronger Kent Communities’ Evidencing Need half day course is designed for those responsible for fundraising in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Kent (excluding Medway) and who need to strengthen their case for support to grant making bodies and statutory funders. Evidence of need is a key component in a case for support…

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Find a Funder (Whitstable)

WHEN: Wednesday May 8th, 2019

Join Red Zebra Community Solutions as they explain how to go about finding funding and how to raise the money you need. The session will cover: Different types of funding available to community organisations Matching your project to a funder – different funders’ criteria and how they fit with your group Examples of available funding…

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Writing Funding Applications (Whitstable)

WHEN: Wednesday May 22nd, 2019

Join Red Zebra Community Solutions as they explain where to start when writing funding applications, what information to include, how to explain things to the funder, and so on. The session will cover: Planning your application Evidence – why is your project needed? Outcomes and impact – what difference will you make? Tips and hints…

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A Stronger Kent Communities Conference – Tackling Social Injustice (Dartford)

WHEN: Thursday May 30th, 2019

Join staff and volunteers from across Kent working in social justice, diversity, community safety and criminal justice to network, share best practice and gain practical tips and tools. This conference, hosted by Stronger Kent Communities, includes: Networking breakfast and lunch Practical tips and tools for professional development on digital, funding, volunteering and governance  Plenary sessions with keynote speakers…

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A Stronger Kent Communities Conference – Community & Environmental Action (Canterbury)

WHEN: Monday June 3rd, 2019

Join staff and volunteers from across Kent working in community and environmental action to network, share best practice and gain practical tips and tools. This conference, hosted by Stronger Kent Communities, includes: Networking breakfast and lunch Practical tips and tools for professional development on digital, funding, volunteering and governance  Plenary sessions with keynote speakers and Q&A Expert funding and…

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Organising Fundraising Events (Tonbridge)

WHEN: Tuesday June 4th, 2019

Stronger Kent Communities’ Organising Fundraising Events half day course is designed for anybody working in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Kent (excluding Medway) who wants / needs to develop fundraising events. The course will cover the different types of fundraising events, and how to plan and manage them to maximise income for…

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Recruiting & Retaining Volunteers (Whitstable)

WHEN: Wednesday June 12th, 2019

Join Red Zebra Community Solutions as they explain how to recruit the right volunteers for your organisation and how to retain them: The session will cover: Writing interesting and attractive volunteer role descriptions How and where to recruit Developing a volunteer recruitment process Supporting and supervising volunteers Date and Time: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 10am –…

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Planning for Financial Sustainability (Whitstable)

WHEN: Wednesday June 26th, 2019

Join Red Zebra Community Solutions as they explain why it’s important to think about funding not just for an event or for a month or for a year, but to plan how your group will sustain itself longer term. The session will cover: Developing a funding strategy and the importance of planning Full cost recovery –…

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Tendering & Procurement (Canterbury)

WHEN: Thursday June 27th, 2019

Stronger Kent Communities’ Tendering and Procurement half day course is designed for those in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Kent (excluding Medway). This course will examine the issues around bidding for contracts from statutory funders with a view to helping organisations decide whether this type of funding is right for them. The…

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Developing Social Enterprise (Canterbury)

WHEN: Thursday June 27th, 2019

Stronger Kent Communities’ Developing Social Enterprise half day course is designed for those working in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Kent (excluding Medway) course who wish to develop some form of trading to earn income for their organisation. The course will cover the pros and cons of different legal structures for trading…

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Fundraising from Grant-Making Bodies: Improving your Applications (Capel-le-Ferne)

WHEN: Thursday July 4th, 2019

Stronger Kent Communities’ Improving your Applications half day course is designed for those working in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Kent (excluding Medway) who need to begin or improve their applications to grant-making trusts and/or National Lottery funders. The course will cover: What is a grant-making trust? (overview of the sector) Why…

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Kreston Reeves Charity Seminar (Maidstone)

WHEN: Thursday July 4th, 2019

Join Kent solicitor’s Kreston Reeves for their free Kent charity update seminar on Thursday 4 July at 2pm. The seminar aims to provide information and updates for charity trustees, chief executives and finance officers. The seminar topics will include: Welcome Susan Robinson – Partner and Head of Charities and Not for Profit, Kreston Reeves The Charity Commission has…

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Basic Business Planning (Whitstable)

WHEN: Wednesday July 10th, 2019

Join Red Zebra Community Solutions as they explain whether business planning is necessary for your group and where to start. The session will cover:  The benefits of having a business plan The process of business planning What to include in your plan Tailoring a plan for your needs Date and Time: Wednesday 10 July 2019, 10am…

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A Stronger Kent Communities Conference – Living Well at Any Age – Sharing Best Practice (Tonbridge)

WHEN: Thursday September 5th, 2019

Save the date… more details coming soon.

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A Stronger Kent Communities Conference – Connecting Culture & Communities (Folkestone)

WHEN: Tuesday November 5th, 2019

Save the date… more details coming soon.

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