Free Resources

Free Resources for Fundraisers

Everyone can learn a new skill or two from our Grassroots Giving Resource Centre. Even if you’re not amongst the 160 community organisations picked to receive £500, you can still benefit from our free resources.

We want our Grassroots Giving work to help groups, not just financially, but also more widely, with sustainable support that can make a real difference. We’re here to champion the work of community groups like yours, and want to see you continuing to thrive for years to come.

We also want to help those of you who perhaps haven’t set a group up yet, but have a passion that you’d like to tap into, or see a need in your community that you’d like to try and tackle. We hope these resources will help you. 

We’ve asked top fundraising and marketing consultants to put together “How To” fact sheets, tips and advice to give you a helping hand when it comes to:

1.Getting Started with Your Group 2.Getting the Cash in! 3.Governance Essentials – how to manage your group 4.Managing the Ask -Gaining support from the corporate world 5.Recruiting and Managing Volunteers 6. 6.Managing Money for the Group  7.How to Eat an Elephant – Essentials of Project Planning 8.Accessing Grants & Understanding Fundraising Jargon

The above resources are to be provided by social enterprise consultant Jo Boardman, a fantastically passionate lady, who has over 12 years’ experience working with community groups to help them flourish and grow.

The below resources are to be provided by Chocolate PR, a creative PR, Marketing and Social Media Agency that works nationally with start-ups, charities, and PLCs alike, helping them to raise their profile and manage their reputation.

9.Letting Social Media do the Talking
10.Getting your News in the Press
11.Creating the Right Image

Each topic will be packed with oodles of free advice. Best of all, it will cost you nothing to read and share this knowledge. We hope these resources will help your community organisation to grow faster and stronger for the future.

The first free guide is out now and we’ll soon release more titles for you – so do register your interest and we’ll let you know when they are available. Also feel free to pass this on and share on your social media pages – the more people we can support the better!