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Fundraising Community Action Plan

Fundraising is seeking financial support to pay for the great
projects you’re doing in your community. There are different ways to fundraise, each with its own process and benefits.

So, in collaboration with Stir to Action and Local Trust we’ve put together a step by step action plan for fundraising.

Why fundraise for community action?

Whether it’s creating a community hub or improving local housing or services, fundraising will enable you to do more in your community.

  • Many methods of fundraising provide an opportunity to build awareness and increase engagement with your organisation.
  • This could also help you grow your team of volunteers – as some people may be able to give their time, rather than money, to support you.
  • When people put money behind the work you’re doing, it’s real validation of your vision for change.
  • Depending on what you’re doing and where you’re based, there may be matched funding available, to make your money go further.
  • Often, once you’ve raised money from one source, this can attract even more funding from other sources.

Our Contributors

Stir to Action

Stir to Action are an economic development co-operative, who use the power of democratic ownership to transform economic inequality, the climate emergency, and wider society.

They are currently working alongside Big Local areas to help them identify and diversify income and fundraising sources through 1:1 support and events.

Local Trust

Local Trust is a place-based funder supporting communities to transform and improve their lives and the places in which they live. We believe there is a need to put more power, resources, and
decision-making into the hands of communities. We do this by trusting local people. Our aims
are to demonstrate the value of long term, unconditional, resident-led funding.

Big Local

Big Local is a resident-led funding programme, providing 150 areas in England with £1.15m each to spend across 10 to 15 years to create lasting change in their neighbourhoods.

The programme is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Find out more

If you would like to be kept updated and notified of any upcoming surveys,
their results and future community actions plans, get in touch.