Typically celebrations amongst the Funding for All (FFA) team are for the successful groups we support through our fundraising mentoring and bid writing consultancy services, but today we got to have our own celebration!

We are delighted to be awarded funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to support our ongoing mission to empower Kent and Medway’s voluntary and community sector to be successful and sustainable.  

Back in December 2018, we held our annual flagship event, the Kent & Medway Funding Fair in Sandwich. Delegate feedback post-event showed us that groups attending benefitted mostly from the FFA advice workshops and 1-2-1 sessions, both led by our specialist mentors. Further consultation with individuals and organisations from across Kent and Medway as part of our ongoing strategic review, revealed that smaller community groups reliant on volunteers and a small staff team would prefer time critical events that are local and offer practical advice.

In light of this feedback, we will be launching a series of Information, Guidance & Support Sessions throughout the coming year thanks to the generous funding we have received from the National Lottery. Held in six different districts of the county, the events will offer advice on registering for gift aid, support with social media, governance and mentoring support and writing funding applications including running bespoke grant searches for attendees, if required. 
Chair of Funding for All, Liz Duckworth said“We’re delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund has recognised the importance of our work in this way. Now, thanks to National Lottery players we will be able to make our support offer more accessible to those smaller organisations whose services are often vital to their community. This is important because not only does it help those organisations become skilled and sustainable, but it also brings communities together and builds stronger relationships across the county.”
We are very much looking forward to launching our new series of events with you in the coming weeks and hope to meet some old and new faces along the way. 

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