Funding for London Based Organisations

The London funding market is one of the most competitive in Europe, the recession and other local factors have increased both the level of competition and the demand for funding from all types of community, learning, charitable, social enterprise and non-profit making organisations.

This workshop examines some of the more common funds that London based organisations can access, local, regional, UK wide and European. It considers how these funds can be utilised to expand, develop and grow services and explains how to find and access them. It includes information and presentations on European Funding, LEP Funding, Charitable Trust Funding, Social Investment, Crowd Funding and a range of other funding opportunities.

The increasing role of the Local Enterprise partnership, new European funding streams, changes to the Skills Funding Agency budget and new social investment programmes all provide exciting opportunities. The UK Social Programme (ESF & ERDF) is worth over £6 billion to the UK, with London and its local communities getting a significant slice of this.

If your organisation is based in London and providing services on a non profit making basis you need to attend this workshop.

For Whom

This one day workshop is designed for Project and/or Funding Managers, or operational managers who take on such roles from, London based, non-profit making organisations such as: Housing Associations, other housing organisations, HE & FE institutions, Universities, Officers in Local Authorities, staff from Careers Service/Connexions, NHS Trusts, Voluntary and Charitable organisations and others with the responsibility for managing or developing training and development, employment, community or regeneration projects.

Aims & Objectives

The aim of the workshop is to review a selection of the different types of public and charitable funds available to organisations engaged in community regeneration activities. Through presentations and group discussion, the facilitators will illustrate how public and charitable funding functions; which funds are typically accessing and for what purpose and “best guess” the future objectives of the main funders of London based organisations, including European, social investment, trust funding and many others.

Content

  • Key developments

    • Regional funding streams
    • Central funding streams
    • Local government funding streams
    • London Funders
  • Funding sources for London based organisations

    • Grants
    • Trusts
    • Regeneration Funding
    • Employment funding
    • Charitable Trusts
  • European Funding

    • The Social Programme
    • Erasmus Plus
    • Other programmes and their relationship to London
  • London Funding priorities – the targeting of external funding & how to access it
  • How could the election affect funding for non-profit making organisations in London
  • New opportunities for London – new initiatives and developments plus some predictions
  • Sources of information and support