Crowdfunding for the Third Sector

Crowdfunding has moved on a long way since the early days of JustGiving which tended to focus on small projects for good causes.

Now, crowdfunding is seen as a viable alternative to more mainstream finance streams, as investors are increasingly looking for better deals than are offered by traditional savings.  This opens up many new ways to secure funding – but beware, there are pitfalls!

Launched at the end of May, CRUCIALCrowdfunding.com helps you make the most of the crowdfunding opportunities currently available.  The website will help you to:

  • Decide which type of crowdfunding is best for you – debt or equity, donation or reward
  • Choose which of the many different platforms around is most suitable for your project
  • Plan your critical pre-campaign period so you are able to make the most of the campaign itself
  • Manage the campaign itself so you are best able to secure success

We have recently run a series of workshops to help charities and social enterprises make the most of crowdfunding opportunities.  If you would like us to run one for your organisation, get in touch.   We also run social media training to make sure your campaign fully maximises the online opportunities.

“the workshop was very engaging and informative”

“great crowdfunding worshop today! I recommend it to anyone wanting a good introduction”

We will soon be publishing a directory of crowdfunding platforms which are amongst the most suitable for the third sector.  Keep watching…

Source: Crowdfunding for the Third Sector

Free community building training event – book today to secure a place.

Hiring agreement training

As a management committee would you like to know more about hiring arrangements and licencing policies?  This could be just the course for you!

The event will enable Trustees to have a better understanding of the importance of having a strong hiring agreement for users in place and also an appreciation of licencing policies relating to their venues. This session is open to all management committee members so they will have the confidence to return to their hall/building and check they have the correct policies and procedures in place.

Topics covered by this course

  • Hire Agreements
  • Legislation affecting halls
  • Music licencing
  • Premises licencing

Spaces are limited so we are encouraging people to book early to avoid disappointment.

Governance of your village hall training event.

Cambridgeshire ACRE's Community Buildings Service

Understanding your Governing Document

Would you like to know more about your role as a charity trustee?  Or understand your governing document better? What process do you have in place to welcome new trustees?  Well this course may be just what you are looking for!

Description of course – This course is open to all trustees, especially those volunteers who are new to the role. Experienced trustees will also find this course useful as a refresher to their knowledge but also to support their management committees in developing an induction process for new trustees or to learn more about understanding or amending your governing documents.

Topics covered by this course

  • Governance structures
  • Amending your governing document
  • Types of trustee
  • Trustee roles and responsibilities
  • New trustee induction

Course fees

Cambridgeshire ACRE Members: Free of charge for 1 delegate per hall/building. Additional places for delegates from the same hall/building will be charged at £15 per person…

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New service available to help you search for funding.

Support Cambridgeshire has invested in a new initiative called SupportCambridgeshire 4 Communities.Support Cambridgeshire 4 Communities is a self-service funding portal which any community organisation, Town or Parish Council can access free of charge.Organisations can browse or search for funding based on a number of differing criteria, including subject matter or amount.When first browsing or searching, organisations will be required to register, and upon activation of the link can then undertake unlimited funding searches.Help and advice is available via a separate menu – and Support Cambridgeshire has listed a series of frequently asked questions hereIf any organisation requires support or training in using SupportCambridgeshire 4 Communities please contact Support Cambridgeshire. So why not give it a go…. you may just find that pot of gold your charity needs to complete its latest project!

Source: New service available to help you search for funding.