You can find funding opportunities in a number of different ways:

Search for funding online

The Bournemouth 4 Community online tool provides information and links to several funding resources, including government, lottery, EU, non-government and charitable trust funding opportunities. It allows you to search for funding opportunities suitable for your organisation or group and browse through information on different types of funders. Access the Bournemouth 4 Community tool here.

Funding newsletter

The 'What Funds' newsletter is produced by the Bournemouth and Poole Funding Opportunities Group, and contains information on funding opportunities for voluntary and community groups. This is under review, for more details please email [email protected]

One-to-one support

BCP Council has staff that can offer one-to-one advice on funding from foundations and trusts. The contact is Linda Maguire, Principal Community Development Officer on 01202 451165. Linda has identified a number of grant-making trusts that smaller groups could apply to here.

If your organisation operates in Dorset outside the BCP Council area, Dorset Community Action also provides a funding advice service.

General advice

There are free websites that can give you advice and support on fundraising including:

There are also organisations that can provide free 'pro bono' professional advice such as: