Edinburgh City Council

Women in Agriculture

Women in Agriculture has drawn together a collective of organisations - RHASS, Royal Bank of Scotland, SAOS, Scottish Woodlands, SAYFC and NFUS - to support women across Rural Scotland to :

  • Share experiences of land based industries and rural Scotland
  • Seek advice, support and skills based learning
  • Access networking and peer group support

There will be a panel of guests, chaired by Professor Sally Shortall, including Mel Ivine from the TV show This Farming Life.

Gorgie City Farm Fundraiser

Gorgie City Farm needs your help!

Rising costs and a serious reduction in external funding has resulted in the City Farm asking its loyal visitors and supporters to help keep the Farm open.
Having supported the local community for 38 years, Gorgie City Farm works with over 100 volunteers every week through training, work experience, social opportunities and personal support.

On the 10 July 2016, SKYbar will be hosting a Fundraising Event - offering the best views in the city!

Social Return on Investment Practitioner Training

Social Value UK's two-day practitioner training provides a thorough overview of SROI from two main angles. Day one is a practical, step-by-step introduction to the SROI process, beginning with some theory and going onto the hands-on development of an impact map – the heart of the SROI process – and exploration of appropriate real life examples.

Day two covers more in depth theoretical issues behind SROI including valuation techniques and overclaiming, as well as discussing examples of best practice at different levels of rigour and for different audiences.

Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum meeting

Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum (SPRF) is holding the first of its three meetings in 2016 at the Grassmarket Centre, close by the historic Greyfriars Kirk in the heart of Edinburgh. 

Women in Agriculture - supporting rural Scotland

Women in Agriculture has drawn together a collective of organisations to support women across Rural Scotland to:

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


In Focus: Legacies (Edinburgh)

This session focuses on legacy campaigns for heritage organisations.

It will explore:

the legacy marketplace

the legal issues

what a legacy can support

how to market your legacy campaign

The session is led by professional fundraiser Peter Thierfeldt and will include presentations by Kirsty Connell-Skinner, of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and Peter Littlefield of Turcan Connell.

This event is part of the Resourcing Scotland's Heritage programme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Make it Happen: Introduction to Fundraising from Private Sources (Edinburgh)

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