Useful Links

Funding for All specialises in providing practical support and guidance in all aspects of fundraising and income generation to the Kent and Medway not-for-profit sector.

If you require support in other areas such as how to set up a charitable organisation or business planning, please use the links below to find out what other support is available both locally and nationally.

If you are looking to find funding, please see our free grant search tool – Find Funds.

Kent & Medway Support

  • Action with Communities in Rural Kent
    Provides advice and support on all aspects of village and community hall management, including how to run your charity, how to manage your building, and how to reach out to your community.

    Areas of support: safeguarding, data protection, insurance, marketing, business and financial planning, strategy, governance.
  • Charity Mentors Kent and Medway
    Provides leaders in the Kent and Medway not-for-profit sector with high quality mentoring and support for strategic decision-making. Services are free.

    Areas of support: business and financial planning, management training, strategy, governance.
  • Imago Community
    Provides offers information and advice, and development opportunities in a wide range of areas. From business planning to tendering and procurement, governance to finance quality, they strive to help others in the Kent voluntary sector. Imago facilitates a number of local networks, publishes a free bi-monthly newsletter and regular e-bulletins.

    Areas of support: constitutional and legal structure issues, DBS disclosure service and business planning.
  • Red Zebra – Community Solutions
    Provides a range of low cost one-to-one and small group support services to voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises (VCSEs) across Kent and Medway. 

    Areas of support: setting a group, governance, policy development, organisational review and business planning.
  • Social Enterprise Kent (SEK)
    Provides support and training to social entrepreneurs wishing to start their own social enterprise as a charity or community interest company (CIC). Services are both free and low cost.

    Areas of support: setting a social enterprise, business and financial planning, governance, social impact, marketing and communications, networking, HR.
  • Stronger Kent Communities (SKC)
    Provides community groups, charities and social enterprises across Kent with the support (coaching and training) and resources they need to build an organisation and run it effectively. Services are both free or low cost.

    Areas of support: setting up a charitable organisation, governance, marketing and communications, volunteering, networking, HR, business and financial planning.

National Support

  • Charity Commission
    Register and regulate charities in England and Wales, to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence.

    Areas of support: setting up a charitable organisation, Gift Aid registration and claiming, annual reporting, search charity register, trusteeship, finance management.
  • National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
    Championing the sector by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations to make the biggest difference they can. They achieve this by providing help, guidance and practical support to the sector through resources and training. Services are both free and paid for – varying costs.

    Areas of support: setting up a charitable organisation, governance, business and financial planning, HR, management, safeguarding, policy making, marketing and communications.
  • Small Charities Coalition
    Supporting trustees, staff and volunteers of small charities access the skills, tools, and information they need to get going and do what they do best. They champion small organisations and get their voices heard within the media and government. They achieve this by providing help, guidance, encouragement and practical support to the sector through resources and training.

    Areas of support: setting up a charitable organisation, governance, business and financial planning, HR, management, safeguarding, policy making, marketing and communications.

This page provides links to other web sites relating to alternative support, guidance and resources that are available to the not-for-profit sector. The list above is not comprehensive and sites are selected for their relevance to the subject. Funding for All is not responsible for and cannot guarantee accuracy of information on sites that it does not manage. Inclusion does not necessarily mean Funding for All endorses the linked site.

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