The Transform Our Communities Fundraising presentation is available to download here*

It contains a systematic approach to fundraising from grant-makers as well as tips on how to approach other fundraising, such as events, legacies and donations.

The TOC Powerpoint presentation includes a voice over to provide extra information about the fund raising process.

One document that more funders are looking for is a business plan. This template gives you a comprehensive overview of headings to put yours together.

Tools to identify funders

The best tool for identifying funders that meet your projects aims and objectives are the CD ROMs from the Directory of Social Change (DSC).
The Grant-making Trusts CD-ROM 2006 and The CD-ROM Company Giving Guide can cost over £130 each, but they are well worth it. You can even include buying them in your first funding application. Alternatively, your local Council for Voluntary Services (CVS) may have a copy.

If you want regular updates on funders, DSC has two websites which have all the information on the CDs but are regularly updated. and cost £150 for 12 months access but can be worth it if you are going to use them regularly.

*This file has been zipped to ensure it is available to download via the Internet.

To download this file, please ensure that you have Winzip installed on your computer. If not, download a free trial copy from Click on “Try now” to download an evaluation version.

Once Winzip is installed:

Download the zipped presentation into a folder on your pc.
Find the zip file and double click on it.
This opens the zip archive and will display a list of files.
Extract all the contents of the zip file into a folder on your pc.
Locate the folder and Double click on the Powerpoint file called “fundraising_pres.ppt
This will open Powerpoint.
Click “slide show” then “view show to start the presentation with narration.
Ensure your pc volume is switched on.