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28 Feb 2018

Funding Network success - Over 40 members and volunteers benefit from expert advice on applying for grants

Eveson Charitable Trust and E.F Bulmer Benevolent Fund provide invaluable hints and tips to charitable organisations on the do's and don't when applying for grants and funding from charitable trusts and funders.

Alex Gay and James Greenfield, Trust Administrators for Eveson Charitable Trust and E.F Bulmer Benevolent Fund respectively, kicked off the first in a series of hvoss Funding Networks taking place throughout 2018. Over 40 representatives of local charitable organisations attended, gaining invaluable information and advice on applying for funding support. 

Will Lindesay, hvoss CEO said said "We were privileged to have Alex and James speak to us all. Both are so knowledgeable about grant making. This was an invaluable opportunity to spend time with them as representatives of two prominent grant makers that make such an important contribution to good causes and those in need in Herefordshire". Will added "These are tough funding times for so many in the charitable sector. These network meetings, part of an ongoing programme of events and networking opportunities being organised by hvoss aim to promote co-operation, share skills, knowledge, information and provide mutual support".  



Above: Alex Gay, Administrator Eveson Charitabe Trust answers a question about the definition of a 'charitable institution' and the entities that can apply to them for funding. Alex led a very successful participative exercise in small groups, where participants scored some real life anonymised applications received by Eveson Trust.



Above: James Greenfield, Administrator E.F Bulmer Benevolent Fund gave us an excellent insight into the thinking of a grant makers including key W's all applicants need to cover - Who will benefit, What is the project, Why are you doing it? Where will the activities happen? 

All attendees received copies of the presentations made by Alex and James. All hvoss members are able to access this information on the members area of the hvoss website. 

The next Funding Network Event takes place on May 15th. Our guest speaker is John Bothamley. There will also be an update on The Big Lottery Fund Awards for All funding programme. To book a place email or call 01432 343932.





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