Possible sources of funding include:
Local government departments, your local Training and Enterprise Council, if there is a training dimension to the project local bodies such as the Chamber of Trade, the Round Table or charitable trusts, which might offer grants or gifts in kind - you can find details of them in your local reference library your Regional Arts Board.
Get in touch with your local Council for Voluntary Service for information about special funding. For example, you can check whether you are in one of the government's policy priority areas, which might make you eligible for funding.
You can try and supplement your funds with donations - straightforward gifts from well-wishers. However, these are unlikely to involve large sums. Another possible source of income is sponsorship. This usually involves linking donors to a particular programme.
It is worth approaching other governmental and non-governmental agencies for grants if you can make a case that your project falls within their funding criteria. Your funding co-ordinator or sub-group should look at publications on sources of funding for community-based projects. These will give you advice on who to approach and how to make your application.
Below are a collection of links which are portals to further information and funding bodies.
UK Fundraising - http://www.fundraising.co.uk/
Guide to Fundraising Online-
Community Fund - http://www.community-fund.org.uk/
Funding Digest - http://www.rtipub.demon.co.uk/
Funders Online - http://www.fundersonline.org/
Funderfinder - http://www.funderfinder.org.uk/
Charities Information Bureau - http://www.cibfunding.org.uk/
Charities Aid Foundation - http://www.charitynet.org/
Profunding - http://www.fundinginformation.org/
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