Funding for Volunteer Projects

Volunteering is becoming increasingly important in the management of community projects and the delivery of public services. Current government policy supports the development of volunteer initiatives at local and neighbourhood level. This workshop examines and reviews funding for volunteer projects and how it can be identified and accessed.

The advent of Localism and Social Value and the increased emphasis on volunteer support for community programmes has increased the demand for funding for volunteer projects. The workshop reviews the current policy drivers from central and local government relating to volunteer development programmes.

For Whom

This workshop is designed for representatives from non profit making organization running or considering running volunteer projects this may include for example representatives from: Registered Charities, Community & Voluntary Sector Organisations, Local Authority officers, Researchers, Learning Partnerships and training providers. Education professionals and researchers, FE College Managers and Bursars.

Aims & Objectives

This one day workshop helps participants to better

  • identify potential sources of funding
  • develop a funding strategy

  • Content

    • Volunteering today – what are the latest developments?
    • Volunteer projects and the Big Society – how will they be affected?
    • How can volunteers and volunteer projects be developed and supported?
    • Volunteering and the Big Society & Localism
    • Funding streams available to support volunteer projects
    • Time banking and skills based volunteering
    • Implications for other funding mechanisms such as local and central government funding
    • Learn about existing and new funding streams
    • Other funding streams, including Charitable Trusts, Lottery and European Funding streams, that will still be accessible
    • Private sector support, Gift Aid and volunteering
    • Other funding to support volunteer projects
    • Case studies