FENLANDER: Learn how boasting can do you good at free course

HOW to boast about what you do best and how that can win you some extra funding: that’s the useful lesson that voluntary groups can learn from a free course being held by the Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service (CCVS) at March Town Hall next Thursday (September 15).

It will focus on enabling groups to monitor the effectiveness of their work and use the information to improve their services and attract more financial support.

More advice will be available at a separate session on the same day, when groups can take advantage of individually tailored, one-to-one meetings with the CCVS’s Yvonne Barr, an experienced development worker.

She will be putting particular emphasis on how to run a group most efficiently and where to find funds. She will have access to Grantfinder, an online database of national funders, and also has information about smaller, local funders.

Both the course and the one-to-one sessions will run from 10am to 3pm. They are free to voluntary and community groups and charities in Fenland. Advance booking is recommended but groups can also just turn up on the day.

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For more details, call CCVS on 01223 464696 or e-mail enquiries@cambridgecvs.org.uk

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