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Congratulations to (SVE) for putting on an excellent evening of celebration for the amazing volunteers in Stirling.  It was fantastic to meet the individuals who were behind the applications and to hear from their own words, the difference they make for others, through using their own time and skills.

- Kristine Johnson, Stirling Council

Charity Trading, Contracts & Tax Seminar
January 2017

'As someone who advises charities, this has been really helpful.  It puts me in a better position to answer the questions that charties pose!'

- J Cowie Stirling Council


Offer 3: Funding & Fundraising

Funding is something almost all third sector groups are looking for, whether it’s for day to day running costs, or to improve services, or cash for a specific project. But it’s also one of the most problematic areas, as groups struggle just to survive in these economically straitened times.

Much as we would like to, SVE cannot secure you funding! We can, however, help you find and identify possible funding sources. These might be charitable trusts, funding from statutory sources such as government or local authority, or one of the lottery funding streams.

We can also help with the preparation of funding applications, and – importantly – ensure that as an organisation, you are ‘fit for funding’ – that is, you can demonstrate you will meet a funder’s requirements. Hopefully, with our experience we can save you time (and headaches) by helping you target your funding applications to best effect.

Funding Portals
If you want to take the do-it-yourself approach, these funding search engines can be a good place to start:

Funding Scotland (under revision)

Community Toolkit Find Funding

SVE Funding Search
If you would like us to help you source potential funders, please complete this short funding search form and return it to us. It will give us the basic information we need to conduct a search on your behalf.

SVE Funding Training
Our training courses regularly feature funding-related topics, such as 'Fit for Funding' workshops.
Look out for relevant upcoming training events on our training pages.

Nominations now open for Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2017!
26th September 2017

SVE are pleased to announce the launch of the Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2017. The Awards will take place on September 26th at The Engine Shed, Stirling, and will be delivered in partnership with Stirling Council.

Click here to nominate

Expressions of Interest

Fundraising - Keeping the Right Side of the Law!
& Maximising Gift Aid

For more info click here

Just Enterprise: An Introduction to Tendering Workshop 

May 10th 2017
Free Course

Click here for more details