Presentation on theme: "“Improving information on, and access to, funding across the East Midlands, and improving the support and networking opportunities for funding advisors”"— Presentation transcript:
“Improving information on, and access to, funding across the East Midlands, and improving the support and networking opportunities for funding advisors” “A worker who, as a part of their job role (including voluntary work), provides funding information and advice to organisations (large and small) enabling them to increase their fundraising capacity”
Project spans Four outcomes: New regional and sub-regional FA networks Annual learning programme for funding advisors Monitoring improvements in grant applications Signposting service for groups
Sep 2009 May prospects 266 FAs EMFAN mailing list 301 contacts
What is a “funding advisor”?
Learning programme Course: Supports ethical, professional approach to fundraising consultancy Low cost thanks to Big Lottery Fund Events and workshops Opportunities for fundraisers to showcase their successful work Great networking events, currently free
Learning programme Issues: Best practice in grant advice and project management Closure Trends in funding and related policy Trading support Advising on fundraising
Monitoring grant applications and providing statistical analysis
We surveyed 31 groups and they said… Business advice Legal advice Paid consultancy Funder contact Training & events Internet Guides & resources One to one advice
Search for funding advice at (just don’t tell the world’s biggest search provider)
How can fundraisers help funding advice workers improve their services? How can they help groups directly ?
Jonny Gutteridge Funding Advice Network Manager One East Midlands | Search for funding advice and find out more about the project at