Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust funding presentation
We were delighted to be joined by Grants Ambassador, Stephen Fenning, and Steve Boucher, Executive Director of Programmes, at our Funder Tuesdays Session on 9 March 2021.
Here is Stephen’s presentation – https://www.beautiful.ai/player/-MVHHU9f5XdBYbIJJFpm/CFCT-Funder-Tuesday-Session
Links in the presentation include:
- Common Reasons Why Applications Fail https://www.cfct.org.uk/investing-in-communities/ (scroll down to download the document)
- Recent Grants (so you can see what each fund has awarded with amounts) https://www.cfct.org.uk/recent-grants/
- FAQs https://www.cfct.org.uk/faqs/
Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust specialise in supporting people living at the sharp end of socio-economic disadvantage. They also support small community groups and charities build their capacity, sustainability and resilience to deliver services to those on the margins of society. This is also known as ‘core costs.’
They have five funds – Investing in Communities, Investing in Families, Investing in Young People, Investing in Rehabilitation, Grants for Individuals.
Top tips on applications in today’s session included:
- Keep it simple – make sure it’s really clear & simple to understand.
- Make sure your outcomes are realistic, measurable & achievable – don’t overstretch!
- Write from the heart & with passion.
- Explain how you make a difference to people who are socially excluded, marginalised or vulnerable.
- Read the criteria.
- Read the questions fully.
- If you think something in your application might raise questions, then please explain it in your application i.e. the reason why you have very large reserves or the reason you have just lost a large funder etc
Colyer Fergusson Funder meetings happen in October, March and June.
This means to be considered in the next meeting in June, you must send in your application by the end of April – at the latest.
Contact Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Of those who attended today’s session 48% had applied to Colyer Fergusson previously. Of that 48%, 38% had been successful with their application. 82% of attendees at the end of the session said they will be applying.
Provided by: Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust