Funding

Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER launch

Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER will be formally launching their new LEADER Programme with details on funding for rural development projects in rural Clackmannanshire, Stirling and West Dunbartonshire.  The new Programme will be launched by Bruce Crawford MSP and at the event you will hear from the Local Action Group Chair along with three inspiring projects from the last Programme and the Programme Co-ordinator.

Dumfries & Galloway LEADER is recruiting new fisheries members to their Local Action Group (LAG). Here, they tell us more about this opportunity to support the region's fisheries and coastal communities to realise their goals.

Would you like to be part of a Local Area Partnership responsible for delivering LEADER in Nairnshire and Rural Inverness?

Highland LEADER are currently recruiting volunteers to join a new Local Area Partnership (LAP). LEADER is a bottom-up method of delivering support  to communities for rural development.

Applications are now being accepted for a new grant scheme to support green community groups and environmental projects.

The funding from the Postcode Local Trust will encourage lasting benefits by bringing people together to improve local ecology and habitats, encourage biodiversity and benefit the wider environment.

In Focus: Introduction to Sponsorship (Edinburgh)

This In Focus session will explore the opportunities presented by corporate sponsorship for heritage groups and organisations. It is aimed primarily at those who have no or very little sponsorship experience. It is also a great refresher for those who need reminding of the basic principles and practice of this area of fundraising within the heritage sector.
The course will explore the following:

What is sponsorship?

Why businesses sponsor heritage

How to identify potential business sponsors

Planning to Progress: How to develop a fundraising strategy (Edinburgh)

This one-day course will provide you with an understanding of the significance and usefulness of a fundraising strategy and will provide you with the tools to construct an effective plan for your organisation.

You will learn the principles of a fundraising model for heritage organisations and will begin to construct a strategy for your own organisation.

The training covers:

researching and identifying sustainable sources of private income

developing project profiles

pitching your project

Crowdfunding for Arts & Heritage Organisations

This training event, brought to you by Arts & Business Scotland supporting Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage, will provide a ‘how-to’ guide to crowdfunding for cultural organisations.

There are 8 places for arts organisations and 8 places for heritage organisations to participate in the event which is being delivered by The creative crowdfunding agency (SoLoCo and Dig Ventures). The event will include:

The who, what and why of crowdfunding

Crowdfunding stories

Practical group exercises

Methodologies

Planning to Progress: How to develop a fundraising strategy (Perth)

This one-day course will provide you with an understanding of the significance and usefulness of a fundraising strategy and will provide you with the tools to construct an effective plan for your organisation.

You will learn the principles of a fundraising model for heritage organisations and will begin to construct a strategy for your own organisation.

The training covers:

researching and identifying sustainable sources of private income

developing project profiles

pitching your project

Make it Happen: Introduction to fundraising from private sources (Dumfries & Galloway)

This one-day course will raise awareness of the various funding sources available to heritage organisations and projects. It will help you target the private sources of funding best suited to the work you want to do and outline the best practice methods of approach.

The training covers:
– Individual Giving
– Developing your Case for Support
– The Seven Steps of fundraising
– Making the Ask
– How to say ‘Thank you’
– A look at resources, tools and techniques

Make it Happen: Introduction to fundraising from private sources (Scottish Borders)

This one-day course will raise awareness of the various funding sources available to heritage organisations and projects. It will help you target the private sources of funding best suited to the work you want to do and outline the best practice methods of approach.

The training covers:
– Individual Giving
– Developing your Case for Support
– The Seven Steps of fundraising
– Making the Ask
– How to say ‘Thank you’
– A look at resources, tools and techniques

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