Upcoming NACCOM conferences on Funding Your Project- 29th April (Leeds) and 14th May (London)

To assist with the development of skills and ideas for funding accommodation and support services for those facing destitution, and to launch our upcoming Funding Toolkit, NACCOM is hosting two ‘Funding Your Project’ events on 29th April (Leeds) and 14th May (London). 

These one-day events will feature workshops on different funding techniques and approaches, with input from NCVO, IMiX, Depaul UK and NACCOM members, alongside key note speeches from top grant funders.

The Leeds event will begin with a key note presentation by Ella Sips, Grants Manager for the North West at Lloyds Bank Foundation, partnering with small and local charities who help people overcome complex social issues. Ella has 20 years of experience of working across in the Voluntary Sector, including as Chief Executive, and has been at Lloyds Bank Foundation since May 2018. She specialises in fundraising, bid writing, grant making, IT, marketing, training, business advice, finance, Social Enterprise and strategic thinking.

The London event will begin with a key note presentation by Dominic Briant, Head of Community Investment at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing. The Migration Foundation invests in projects to make migration work for migrants and communities, with a particular focus on reducing destitution. Prior to his role in the organisation, Dominic held a number of management and leadership posts with the British Red Cross in the UK and assignments across the world. Outside of work, he is a Trustee of Reset – a national charity building Refugee Community Sponsorship in the UK.

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At both events, there will be workshops on the following topics:

1. Raising money and awareness within your community (community fundraising)

In Leeds, this will be facilitated by: Lyndsey McLellan, Community, Events and Grants Officer at ASSIST Sheffield

In London, this will be facilitated by: Anna Couper, Community Fundraising Manager at DePaul UK

2.  How to attract grants to destitution work (Trust & grant fundraising – who to apply to and top tips)

Facilitated by: Caron Boulghassoul, CEO from Nottingham Arimathea Trust

3. The importance of measuring impact and a ‘DIY’ guide on how to do it (impact measurement)

In Leeds, this will be facilitated by: Jon Beech, Director at Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network

In London this will be facilitated by: NCVO Charities Evaluation Services

4. How to make the most of the internet (using digital methods for fundraising)

Facilitated by:  Katherine Maxwell-Rose, Digital Communications Manager at IMiX


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