Tax included

Fundraising is not just a means of raising money. It is also a way to promote the message and goals of an organisation. Without funds, an organisation simply cannot continue to promote itself or its chosen cause. This is especially true for not for profit organisations who require public funds to continue operating.

Fundraising continues to be a number one priority for the majority of organisations and it is a very competitive arena out there; public sector cuts are putting increased pressure on voluntary and community organisations, leading to increased competition when it comes to funding. If you want to learn more about the different options to raise funds, how to write a funding strategy and developing strong funding bids, then this course is for you.

This course is for anyone involved in fundraising within a voluntary and community organisation. The skills and understanding developed will enable you to improve your approach to fundraising and in turn increase your success with funding applications.

Course content

Modules you will cover in this Effective Fundraising Online Training:
Module 1 - Strengthening your groups ability to fundraise: what is fundraising, key documents, management committees, governing documents, finance, accounts and safeguarding.
Module 2 - Supporting group development: local support, national support and specialist support.
Module 3 - Developing a fundraising strategy: are you fit for funding? your fundraising team, the current situation, evidencing need, aims and objectives, monitoring and evaluation, project planning, financial planning and avenues of income.
Module 4 - Generating income: types of income, gift aid, trading and tax and reporting.
Module 5 - Where to find funding and support: different funding opportunities available, database searches and support.
Module 6 - Strengths and weaknesses of funding bids: key elements of a funding bid, common questions on a funding bid, demonstrating need and budgets.
Module 7 - Writing and reporting on a funding bid: your organisation and projects, project needs, budgets, participation, engagement and outcomes.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All of our courses are certified. This is done by the CPD certification Service. They have been inspected by an independent assessor and meet national standards.

Is this course right for me?

• You want content delivered online.

• You want a course that you can complete at your own pace.

• You want access to course material and additional resources for 1 year.

• You want access for 24 hours a day.

• You want to print your own CPD certificate upon completion. 

Remember, if you need to purchase multiple courses you may be eligible for a discount. Contact us to see how we can help you.


  • Fully online course with assessment at the end of each module

  • CPD certified by the CPD certification Service

  • CPD certificate available to download upon completion

  • Audio option (read aloud)

  • Optional learner file resource

  • Approximate 3 hour duration

Optional Formal Accreditation

Most of our courses have the option for formal accreditation through AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group.

What does this mean?

Whilst all of our courses are CPD certified as standard, formal accreditation is done through a National Awarding Body.

What level are the courses?

The majority of our courses are all at a level 2.

How many credits does this course quality for?

This course is a single credit value.

Do I need to do any extra work?

You will be required to compete a learner file which is available once logged in. This is an enabled PDF so you can type your answer in. You will upload this in your learning area along with your learner registration form. We will then mark your learner file and provide feedback. 

Once this is complete we will put a request in to  AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group for your formal certificate.

How do I get my formal certificate?

This will be posted out to you once we receive it from the awarding body. It is sent recorded delivery.