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We are the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark. We support charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, networks and training.

Southwark Funding Conference – Social Investment and Crowdfunding

  • Start: 15th May, 2023 @ 9:45AM
  • End: 15th May, 2023 @ 3:00PM
  • Camberwell Green URC Church, Love Walk, London, SE5 8AE

Grants from Trusts and Foundations are a major source of income for most charities and community groups, but with increasing demand and decreasing supply it’s vital that groups look at other sources of generating income.

In this session we’ll be looking at two interesting fundraising methods that can raise large amounts of unrestricted funding to help pay for your core costs and build capacity – social investment, and crowdfunding.

Featuring presentations from sector leaders in both areas, we will also have dedicated time for peer support and idea development workshops.

This event will be held in-person to maximise opportunities for collaboration and learning from each other, but resources and guidance will be circulated online for anyone unable to attend on the day. 

If you are new to either concept, please visit the websites below to find out more and then join us on the day to further develop your knowledge and skills:

We understand not all organisations will be interested or ready to engage with both topics, so please feel free to attend the sessions most relevant for you.


  • 9.45am – Arrivals and networking
  • 10.15 – 11.30am – Introduction to Social Investment, and Becoming Social Investment Ready

Luke Kavanagh, Social Investment Manager at Trust for London

Matthew Robinson, Funding Manager at City Bridge Trust

  • 11.30 – 11.40 – Break
  • 11.40 – 12.15pm – Social Investment discussion groups
  • 12.15 – 13.00 – Lunch and afternoon arrivals
  • 13.00 – 14.00 – Introduction to Crowdfunding

Duncan Parker, Charity and Philanthropy Director, Crowdfunder UK

  • 14.00 – 15.00 – Crowdfunding workshops

Bertie Herrtage, Crowdfunding Consultant, The Crowdfunding Coach.org

Who should attend

This event is for members of Community Southwark.

Membership is free, and available to all non-for-profit groups based or operating in the London Borough of Southwark, as well as individuals interested in contributing to the sector. Find out more and register for membership on our website.

Register for your place today to ensure you don’t miss out.

How to book

You can book your free ticket using the button below, or via the Eventbrite website.

Lunch will be provided for attendees, please indicate if you have any dietary requirements when booking your ticket.

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