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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.

Income Generation and Fundraising

Generating diverse income streams will support your organisation to be more sustainable and deliver its mission. As non-profit organisations, we can generate income through a variety of ways – fundraising, grants, contracts, trading, loans, in-kind donations etc. It is important to understand how your organisation can generate income, below are some resources to help you do just that. 


Community Southwark Resources

Building a case for support: a basic outline to help you to write out your case for support that can be used for funding bids, to attract donations etc.

Dos and don’ts of grant funding applicationssome useful tips on how to get the most out of your funding bids

Guide to Crowdfunding for Community Groupsthis guide outlines what crowdfunding is and things to consider if using it to raise finance for your project

Funding for Faith Groups Guide: guidance on faithbased organisations eligibility for funding and some tips on where to look for funding 

Recommended External Resources

NCVO funding and income guidance: information to help your organisation become more sustainable with practical tips and step-by-step guides on how to find the money you need for your community group, organisation or charity.

Nesta’s Crowdfunding Resources: from teaching modules on the purpose of crowdfunding to toolkits, guides and videos such as this introduction to crowdfunding: