Good research is not only important but critical when searching for sources of funding. Funding bodies quite regularly change their funding criteria, depending on the relative success of their investment portfolios. Such changes are not always updated regularly on their websites or Charity Commission submissions. Further, success with available funding sources is often dependent upon a relationship built between the funder and the applicant over several years.
CFC has built up many contacts with funding bodies over the years, and has a reputation for erudite and focussed applications – many of which are founded on the relationships we have developed with key members of those bodies. Our experience and knowledge will help you not only to target the correct funding bodies to approach, but also the best tactics required to maximise your chances of a successful application.
Funding Research will always be your biggest financial outlay, whether you employ CFC or not. Without such research, fundraising for your organisation will be time-consuming at best and pointless at worst.
CFC can provide you with the benefit of years of
experience and contacts in many different fundraising areas to provide you with
a list of suitable funding bodies to apply to - and the timings of said applications.
It can also help formulate and submit applications for you.