Secure funding

Secure funding

Offington Counselling Service provides high-quality, low-cost counselling to people who could not afford counselling otherwise.

We gave Offington Counselling Service one-to-one support to help them to fundraise.

We helped them to first develop and then read through final versions of three funding bids they’d written. We gave them constructive comments on how they could improve their bids and increase the chances of them being successful – which they were. They received just over £7,000 in funding to help subsidise their counselling, develop their communications, manage their premises and replace some equipment and furniture.

Offington Counselling Service also attended our recent fundraising conference in Worthing and have participated in some of our focused fundraising sessions.

Since joining as members, they’ve also benefited from our support and the connections it gives them to other organisations and people.

 

“I have enjoyed attending Community Works’ events. I have learnt more about funding and through networking have met other charities working with the same issues as us, and also met someone who has subsequently become a new trustee for us. Going forward I know we have a real partner in Community Works. I have somewhere to turn to for help and advice – this makes such a difference as a small charity with limited resource.” 

Anna Hayward, Head of Centre, Offington Counselling Service

 

Our support helped Offington Counselling service to develop their fundraising skills and knowledge and to successfully get the funding they need to run their organisation and sustain their services and activities – so they can keep providing counselling services to those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it.

 

Need help?

We can help you to plan your funding bid and we can also read your funding bid before you submit it, subject to our capacity to do so and the funding deadline.

To find out more get in touch with us on info@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 01273 234023

 

“The support of Community Works has been invaluable in helping us to successfully secure funding from Sussex Community Foundation, West Sussex County Council and Worthing Community Chest, all of which we received news of in a 24 hour period! They helped us look objectively at our bids and really focus on the key points that would help a funder understand what we do and the value we offer the community. ”

“The support of Community Works has been invaluable in helping us to successfully secure funding from Sussex Community Foundation, West Sussex County Council and Worthing Community Chest, all of which we received news of in a 24 hour period! They helped us look objectively at our bids and really focus on the key points that would help a funder understand what we do and the value we offer the community. ”

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