Seeking funding? If you wish to seek funding for Investing in Volunteers, there are a number of options.
- When making an application for funding, build the cost of Investing in Volunteers into the bid. There should be a section on the application for costs associated with service delivery / building capacity / management costs.
- Talk to an existing funder. There may possibly be under spend on your project or some other monies available. Explain that this additional money will enable you to build your organisation’s capacity to involve and retain volunteers and therefore improve service delivery.
Funding Central is a free resource for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises, listing thousands of funding and finance opportunities.
Visit the website at www.fundingcentral.org.uk
Make the case for Investing in Volunteers
With both options, remember that you need to explain why funders would want to fund this. What benefits will they see? See Benefits of Investing in Volunteers for more information.
Additionally, Investing in Volunteers also falls within the government’s stated priority to improve infrastructure / performance and skills within the voluntary and community sector.
Some funders align their funding priorities with government priorities so in theory it should be a good time to make the case for Investing in Volunteers with these funders.
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